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Eliminate the danger of pushing narrow strips between the saw and fence!

Rockler Thin Rip Tablesaw Jig

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36833
Rating:
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Rockler Thin Rip Tablesaw Jig Rockler Thin Rip Tablesaw Jig
Rockler Thin Rip Tablesaw Jig
This jig allows you to rip thin strips on the left side of the blade, eliminating the danger of pushing narrow strips between the saw and fence. Since the strip is not trapped between the blade and fence, there is also less risk of binding and kickback. It's simple to use; a single knob locks the jig into the miter track and locks your setting at the same time. Ball bearing guide keeps your workpiece firmly against the fence for perfect repeatability. Use the graduated scale to fine-tune for extremely thin strips.

Features:
  • The perfect tool for edging, inlay, bent laminations and more
  • Solid phenolic for durability
  • Low-profile miter track clamp locks in at any point along the miter track
  • Also works great on the bandsaw as a single-point fence for cutting curved slats in multiples
  • Adjusts from 1-3/8" away from your miter track to 5-11/16" away from your miter track, enough for the thinnest rips
  • Measures 5-1/4"W x 8"L
  • The jig is stationary, while the fence is moved for each cut
  • Fits 3/4" W x 3/8" D Miter Tracks
  • Ripping thin strips requires the use of a zero-clearance insert, sold separately.
(1) Thin Rip Tablesaw Jig
More Information
Brand Rockler
Weight 1.3000
Technical Documents
  • Rockler Thin Rip Tablesaw Jig Instructions
  • Type Positioning
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    4.4 / 5.0
    272 Reviews
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    Works great and even when used as a featherboard.
    June 12, 2019
    Purchased
    3 weeks ago
    Woodworking Experience:
    Intermediate
    Rockler does it again
    I bought this jig a while back for ripping thin strips I use in cutting boards. Used it for the first time yesterday, and I must say it work very well. I am extremely pleased.
    June 9, 2019
    Purchased
    11 months ago
    Woodworking Experience:
    Intermediate
    Used this for years at work bought for
    June 2, 2019
    Purchased
    1 year ago
    Woodworking Experience:
    Advanced
    Another good Rockler tool
    I used a shop made thin ripper for a long time until it finally bit the dust. Decided to order this one. I've only cut one strip and it did the job nicely. The jig is sturdy and the bar fits the table saw slot with a little give but it locks down tightly with the on board knob. Should give plenty of service and I look forward to using it again and again.
    May 14, 2019
    Purchased
    1 month ago
    Woodworking Experience:
    Advanced
    It's very accurate. I use it for ripping thin pieces of veneer.
    It seems to be very accurate and I would recommend it to another wood worker. Very useful.
    April 17, 2019
    Purchased
    2 months ago
    Woodworking Experience:
    Advanced
    Thin Rip Jig
    This jig works as expected. Able to make nice repetitive cuts. As was stated in an earlier comment, the adjustment slot doesn't allow the jig to go thin enough with the Bosch 4100. Will just take a tiny bit more out of the adjustment slot on the jig and it should cure the issue.
    Be careful of the amount of fence pressure against the roller on softwood.
    April 17, 2019
    Purchased
    11 months ago
    Woodworking Experience:
    Intermediate
    Works like a charm.
    February 14, 2019
    Purchased
    6 months ago
    Woodworking Experience:
    Intermediate
    Rockler Thin Rip Tablesaw Jig.
    The Rockler Thin Rip Tablesaw Jig is a great product. It is accurate and easy to use. It allows me an increased degree of safety. I couple it with my Rockler Featherboard when making thin cuts for my small projects.
    February 9, 2019
    Purchased
    6 months ago
    Woodworking Experience:
    Advanced
    Well worth the cost
    Well made and easy to use.
    February 9, 2019
    Purchased
    5 months ago
    Woodworking Experience:
    Intermediate
    works great.
    January 22, 2019
    Purchased
    5 months ago
    Woodworking Experience:
    Beginner
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    I occasionally need to rip thin strips of wood for guitar restoration projects.
    RON C on Jun 17, 2019
    making 1/4' stock for inlays
    Brinton L on May 10, 2019
    I occasionally need to rip thin strips of wood for guitar restoration projects.
    RON C on Jun 17, 2019
    to cut veneers from solid stock
    Archer Y on May 12, 2019
    making 1/4' stock for inlays
    Brinton L on May 10, 2019
    This should make the thickness identical for repeated ripping, instead of doing the math to adjust the fence after every cut.
    Lee B on May 8, 2019
    A nice safe way to rip thin strips
    JOHN PENNES P on Apr 20, 2019
    safety
    Stephen K on Apr 20, 2019
    need it or a project
    Douglas D on Apr 1, 2019
    Like your products.
    Kenneth D J on Mar 31, 2019
    Good jig to have for multiple applications
    Paul S on Mar 14, 2019
    Hoped it would safer than what I was used to.
    Michael C on Feb 8, 2019
    For ripping thin strips safer.
    Stephen M on Feb 5, 2019
    goes with the wine rack projets I'm planning
    Jere S on Feb 1, 2019
    I use a lot of thin strips in my projects
    Mark P on Jan 27, 2019
    Repeatability of rip cuts
    Donald M on Jan 13, 2019
    I often make thin cuts.
    Virgil L on Dec 24, 2018
    Making thin rip cuts are difficult for me. This will make it easier and safer.
    Perry on Dec 22, 2018
    It’s not very safe ripping thin pieces of wood without the jig
    Larry B on Dec 18, 2018
    Anything to create distance between my fingers and 80 finely honed carbide tips spinning at thousands of RPM's!
    Barry M on Dec 18, 2018
    Christmas Gift request
    Amy M on Dec 17, 2018
    Requested by my child for Christmas.
    Daniel K on Dec 11, 2018
    stocking stuffer
    Alice C on Nov 28, 2018
    I do a lot of ripping on the table saw for stock under 2" width (such as for face frames) and this looked to be a safer and more accurate way to do that.
    T N on Nov 28, 2018
    Make a lot of my own quarter round trim and pushing thin pieces through saw is tough. Hope it works well.
    Bob C on Nov 28, 2018
    I'm always needing to rip thin strips. It looks like this will make it much easier.
    James S on Nov 28, 2018
    Safety ripping
    Keith M on Nov 27, 2018
    It looks like I could use it.
    AMARO T on Nov 26, 2018
    To make edge banding.
    Jeff F on Nov 26, 2018
    To make thin strips for projects
    ROBERT G on Nov 26, 2018
    Been wanting one and Cyber Monday deal cinched the deal
    Jim on Nov 26, 2018
    To keep all my fingers and also be accurate.
    John D on Nov 26, 2018
    good way to thin the scraps for firewood (camping)
    Nancy C on Nov 26, 2018
    I made my own spline jig for my table saw and will use this to cut splines at custom widths.
    Joshua Taghon U on Oct 19, 2018
    pending project
    fwbrombergjr on Sep 29, 2018
    I need to cut thin pieces of some expensive wood. Strips of 1/8 X 1/4 and 1/8 X 1/8.
    Dennis on Aug 10, 2018
    Tried different ways to cut thin strips,none of them worked, hope this device works for me.
    Wilbur B on Jul 26, 2018
    Safety,Safety,Safety !
    William B on Jul 11, 2018
    To save fingers as I cut thin strips of wood on various projects.
    shadow on Jul 6, 2018
    Have small projects coming up
    steven K on Jul 3, 2018
    Safety
    Jess H on Jul 2, 2018
    cut thin strips often
    Paul G on Jul 1, 2018
    Accuracy to compliment cross cut sled
    Michael C on Jun 29, 2018
    I need some precise cuts.
    Douglas M on Jun 26, 2018
    I plan on using this tool for both my table saw and for re-sawing on my band saw. Fingers crossed that it works..
    Bob E on Jun 12, 2018
    Needed a way to make the same size strip each time.
    Debra B on Jun 10, 2018
    Safe way to make edge banding for me.
    Curtis T on Jun 9, 2018
    safety
    B R on Jun 8, 2018
    I will be making a strip-building boat. Lots of strips of wood all the same size.
    Richard K on Jun 6, 2018
    Needed reliable quality jig to replace my homemade jig. I trust the Rockler brand.
    Chris L on Jun 2, 2018
    Saw it at Weekend with wood. Good review
    Ken P on May 21, 2018
    safety
    Barbara S on May 10, 2018
    to cut veneers from solid stock
    Archer Y on May 12, 2019
    This should make the thickness identical for repeated ripping, instead of doing the math to adjust the fence after every cut.
    Lee B on May 8, 2019
    Does anyone use this on a Ridgid R4512 saw?
    Umpire.20 on Jun 8, 2016
    BEST ANSWER: Yes it's a great match
    Am I missing a piece. How does the knob attach to the jig
    JohnA on Feb 29, 2016
    BEST ANSWER: The knob attaches to a 5/16" , countersunk bolt that is 1 1/2" long. The bolt comes up from the base plate, trough the miter guide. The countersunk bolt expands the miter guide to secure it in the miter slot.
    The bearing on this jig came off and is lost. How can I get another?
    Kenneth G on Sep 21, 2017
    Does this do something I can't do with my featherboards?
    Buckeye Bill on Nov 20, 2015
    BEST ANSWER: The bearing on the thin rip jig acts as a positive stop for repeatable thin strip creation. It does act as a feather board as the rolling bearing keeps positive pressure against the piece being cut. The reference lines on the yellow band also allows for small incremental adjustments. It works equally well as a re-saw guide on the bandsaw for thin strips. The only negative that I have on this jig is the lack of a hole in the jig to hang it up for easy access.

    I use it to make thin strips for basket handles, basket staves, rims, and dulcimer sides. This works better and safer than the feather boards that I was using previously.
    Will it work on a Hammer N4400 bandsaw with a miter slot of 5mm deep and 15 mm wide?
    mike g on Dec 1, 2015
    BEST ANSWER: The miter slider is 18.85mm wide and 9.15mm deep. So this portion of the jig will not work on your tool. So I would say it would not work for you.
    You have an odd sized miter slot on this saw.
    Will this work on a Dewalt table saw DWE 7491 RS?
    SHADOW on Jan 26, 2018
    BEST ANSWER: I have this exact saw, and while it fits, its use is limited because of where the miter slot is located. I couldn’t get very thin strips even after adjusting the product all the way.
    My Ryobi table saw has a miter slot that is 3-1/4" from the blade. Can this be used or modified to reach that far? I'll need to rip 1/8" strips.
    Dale B on Mar 3, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: Yes, It will easily reach that far.
    Does it matter which side of the blade the jig is on? My left side miter track would only allow for about a 1/2" minimum cut but the right side is closer so I could get a much thinner cut.
    Mike S on Jul 2, 2016
    BEST ANSWER: It doesn't matter which side of the blade you place the jig, as long as your fence is on the side of the blade opposite the jig. You'll have to have some reference surface (i.e. the fence) to get consistent cuts.
    Can two guides be used for greater accuracy, with the other places in the line with mid point of the saw?
    Ensar B on Apr 8, 2016
    BEST ANSWER: I use the single Thin Rip jig and a finishing blade to cut walnut basketry strips of .070 thick and 50" long and only have variation of .001"-.005" over the entire lengths which is finished on a drum sander. If you need additional support on long pieces for accuracy, I would recommend a finger jig in front of the Thin Rip jig to add additional pressure against the workpiece and fence. A second Thin Rip jig could be used for the same purpose.
    Does it come with the blade narrow slotted guide to, or is that another part you have to order? I have a Rigid table saw
    Bud on Jun 10, 2018
    BEST ANSWER: The Thin Rip Guide comes with a guide to fit a 3/4" miter fence slot. I use mine on a Saw Stop saw.
    Any chance you can make this work on the Dewalt contractor saw who's slot is 6" from the blade?
    Wm M on Jul 25, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: Dear Wm M.
    Assuming you are going to use this jig in the same orientation as shown in the Rockler catalog, there is a roller bearing at the apex of the curved surface on the right side. This bearing is butted up against the piece that is to be cut. When the jig is set to maximum width cut (the jig is all the way to the left), I measured the distance from the right edge of the bearing race to the right edge of the mitre slot insert to be 1 5/16". When the jig is positioned to a minimum cur (jig is all the way to the right), I measured the distance from the right edge of the roller bearing race to the right edge of the mitre slot insert to be 5 11/16".
    Remember, this jig has a mitre bar insert underneath that fits into the mitre slot and the 5 star knob on the top allows one to adjust the blue top portion left or right for the desired width cut. Also remember, as is shown in the rockler catalog, you are cutting the pieces off the LEFT side of the blade. Hope this helps !
    Can I use this to cut a 1 or 2 inch strip?
    Paul W on Jul 10, 2018
    BEST ANSWER: I'm not totally clear on what you want to do. If you are thinking of cutting narrow strips 1 or 2 inches high, things will get more unstable as your height increases just because of the height of the jig. (1 inch would be no problem) If you want strips 1 or 2 inches wide, the jig really isn't needed-it would be a lot easier to just use your fence.
    Does this jig provide a nice tight fit in a JET table saw?
    George O on Jun 11, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: This item fits in a miter track that is 3/4" wide by 3/8" deep. Make sure the small flanges just below the head of the bolt are in line with the miter track to ensure that it tightens properly.
    I was wondering about whether this would fit in a dewalt 745? The table is pretty small and wondering if it could be placed properly and safely? Sure hope the answer is yes.
    Rick J on Jun 4, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: The only problem I can see is the miter slot size. This tool requires a miter slot that is 3/4" wide by 3/8" deep.
    My Hitachi contractor table saw miter slot is only 9/16" wide by 3/8" deep. This Rockler jig description says miter slot bar is 3/4" wide by 3/8" deep.
    Does Rockler have a miter bar that can be installed in place of the 3/4" wide one that would fit my 9/16" wide table saw slot?
    Robert L on Oct 17, 2016
    BEST ANSWER: No. However, you might be able to make a bar out of oak that is 9/16" wide x 5" long x 3/8" deep and screw it in place of the original bar. Then the jig would need to be clamped to the table top to hold its position firmly in place. Maybe using a 2x4 cut to the length of your saw table top mounted on the blue top of the jig with "C" clamps on each end of the 2x4 would hold the jig in place. You could cut a 5 1/4" wide dado in the 2x4 1/8" deep or so to better fit over the Blue top of the jig. Just a possible solution for you.