One of the tools I’ll be ordering next is a fantastic safety device for use on my table saw and router table that still needs to be built. I’ve sort of become attached to my fingers throughout my 67 years on earth and this tool will keep them in their original condition.
The control you get by using Gripper allows you to safely rip stock lumber to any width, even veneer strip 1/16″ or less. It creates finished cuts without are without getting the typical blade burns caused by hesitating while you try to guide material through a sharp saw blade.
You can easily cut grooves and dados with the aid of a Gripper. When using the Gripper on a router table you again have great control of your wood moving against a high speed carbide bit.
I’ve talked about saving a great deal of money on the cost of thinner stock by ripping construction grade lumber into thinner pieces. The Gripper makes this task safe and easy, allowing repetitive cuts out of dimensional lumber cut to rough lengths. Stock preparation is the key to precision woodworking. Combined with high quality sharp hand tools such as Japanese crosscut saws, chisels and bench planes, the sky’s the limit on what you can make.
I’ll be ordering my GRR-Gripper 200 with an auxiliary 1/8″ fence this coming Wednesday with my Amazon Prime account. I shopped at half a dozen online woodworking tool stores and Amazon beat them all by throwing in free two day shipping as well as a cost saving bundle deal with that added thin fence. I’m getting the whole package for $93.81. I look forward to its arrival, possibly by next weekend.