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Rockler Thin Rip Tablesaw Jig

Eliminate the danger of pushing narrow strips between the saw and fence!
Item #
36833
Rating:
88% of 100
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
(1) Thin Rip Tablesaw Jig
More Information
Brand Rockler
Weight 1.3000
Type Positioning
4.4 / 5.0
288 Reviews
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Affordable, easy to use and accurate
Definitely works as advertised. Extremely easy to setup and delivers the desired product. I was able to cut multiple 1/32” slices without problem. Setup and cut 12 slices in way less than 20 minutes. Definitely worth the the money.
November 3, 2019
Purchased
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Safety first
Works well and is much safer
October 11, 2019
Purchased
3 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Rockler Thin Rip Tablesaw Jig
If you want to cut 1 or many thin strips the same width, this jig is perfect.
September 24, 2019
Purchased
over 5 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Great jig. I make a lot of inlays for my projects and this jig is much better and safer ripping thin strips instead of doing it against the fence on my table saw and it's easy to set up once you learn how use it. Also no blade burn!
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September 15, 2019
Purchased
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Rocker thin rip tablesaw jig
Excellent product, wish I had bought it earlier. Made ripping edge trim much easier
September 6, 2019
Purchased
3 months ago
Well worth it!
This jig works really well - you could use a simple reversed feather board but this inexpensive jig with a ball bearing guide works even better in my experience.
August 29, 2019
Purchased
3 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Multiple use jig
Bought this for its intended use, With its ability to lock into the mitre slot and the roller bearing, I use it frequently just to hold stock squarely against the fence.
August 17, 2019
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Very impressed with this accessory.
I haven't tried it yet but I was looking for an accessory like this for a long time. It's now hanging on my tool board near my table saw ready to go. I can confirm that it is high quality, excellent design and made with durable materials.
July 8, 2019
Purchased
4 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
I love it. It is very accurate.
June 27, 2019
Purchased
5 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
When working with 1/2” and 3/4” Baltic Burch plywood this tool really saves time on cutting stripes of hardwood so that I can cover exposed edges, and also adds safety when cutting thin stripes of wood.
June 27, 2019
Purchased
5 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
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Why did you choose this?
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Good reviews on You Tube.
Greg S on Nov 13, 2019
It looks like a safe way to strip wood
Paul O on Oct 30, 2019
Good reviews on You Tube.
Greg S on Nov 13, 2019
Looks more sturdier then other products on the market. Plus I cut my thumb trying to cut thin strips without it, close call. Lucky I still have my thumb
Timothy D on Nov 11, 2019
It looks like a safe way to strip wood
Paul O on Oct 30, 2019
Lots of thin strips to cut
Wayne H on Sep 22, 2019
Will be great for ripping strips for making feature rings for wood turning.
Mike I on Sep 4, 2019
This will come in handy for a future project, I'm sure.
Thomas M on Sep 3, 2019
Speed, I try to be efficient in aspect of work. This product seems to be not only that but much more safe than trying to rip thin strips on the right side of a saw blade on a table saw using the fence or having to move and measure the workpiece off of the fence. Ain't ever used one but I'm dang sure game to try it. Can't go wrong for 24.99 $. .
shelly h on Aug 17, 2019
This device should leave the cut result burn free on one side which will save time and wood eliminating extra sanding
Carlton F on Aug 9, 2019
Got an upcoming project which includes edging plywood with solid oak and this seems like a better way of making thin strips
Michael W on Aug 5, 2019
Good jig fo dangerious job.
John S on Jul 31, 2019
Need for future projects
J. Alexander C on Jul 30, 2019
Will help with future projects.
J. Alexander C on Jul 30, 2019
I make thin cuts quite often. This looks like a good alternative to my customary method.
Jim Wade A on Jul 2, 2019
don't care for the one i have
EAMON K on Jun 30, 2019
Want to make some thin cuts safely.
Sharon L on Jun 29, 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
Bob 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
Looks more sturdier then other products on the market. Plus I cut my thumb trying to cut thin strips without it, close call. Lucky I still have my thumb
Timothy D on Nov 11, 2019
Lots of thin strips to cut
Wayne H on Sep 22, 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?
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.
I purchased this jig, but it doesn’t seem to work on my dewalt dwe7491x. Any suggestions?
Nancy R S on Sep 9, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Is it tight in the miter slot? Mine works really well. Is the picture supplied of the jig on your table saw? The picture looks like it is doing it's job. If the jig is not tight in the miter slot that might be your problem. The jig is moving as you slide the wood past it.
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.
Any chance you can make this work on the Dewalt contractor saw who's slot is 6" from the blade?
William 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 !
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.
Will the Rockler Thin Rip Tablesaw Jig work with a older Bosch 4000 job site saw?
Cliff H on Sep 30, 2019
BEST ANSWER: I can’t be certain because I am not familiar with your saw! However, I would say there is a very high probability that it will.
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.
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.
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