Introducing the Kreg Rip-Cut™
Available at Kreg Dealers everywhere
Ripping down large panels into smaller more manageable workpieces can be one of the trickiest, most intimidating, and expensive steps of any wood project. Even for experienced woodworkers ripping with the nicest table saws, you’re still forced to lift large heavy panels, balance them carefully to avoid binding and bowing, while at the same time trying to support the finished workpieces and waste material as they exit the saw.
There is a faster way. There is an easier way! There is a better way.
Introducing the Kreg Rip-Cut™.
The Rip-Cut™ is an incredibly handy tool which speeds and simplifies the process of ripping down large plywood and MDF panels. No more taking your work to the saw, instead take the saw to your work. No measuring, no marking, no chalk lines – the Rip-Cut™ quickly and easily attaches to almost any circular saw, letting you cut pieces up to 24” wide with tremendous accuracy.
The Rip-Cut™ is a no-nonsense, straight forward, precision accessory for your circular saw that is so incredibly affordable it will pay for itself in no-time. It features a durable design including a solid aluminum guide rail, ultra-durable impact resistant plastic, an easy-to-read precision adjustable scale, and a reversible guide arm which works whether you’re left or right handed. It’s a super easy, precise, and affordable way to break down large panels for almost any project.
Check out the Rip-Cut on www.kregtool.com!
On the surface this looks like a great tool. But I see three things that need to be addressed:
First is that the guide will only give you a good cut with a factory edge. If there are any errors from previous tools or other mishaps they will telegraph into the new cut.
The second is the 24 inch limit. Sometimes you need a 4 foot piece. Kreg could fix this with an add-on rail, either attached with flush mount screws or some kind of quick release clamp.
Thirdly is cutting angles. Ie: when doing roofing or other puzzle piece type work one may need to cut a 45o angle in the middle of a 4x8 sheet.
So I think Kreg should work on this some more and release an up grade solving these problems before next year.
By the way I am very happy with all my Kreg tools and jig components.
Saw it on toolstore.com. 39 if I remember correctly.
Andy Wells said:
Got any idea on the price? Look very affordable and easy to use. I've been waiting for this for a long time.
Looks a lot like an improved version of the ACCU-RIP that Sears Craftsman and Home Depot used to sell.
This looks like it would be a better product, more stable. http://www.choiceproductsinc.com/downloads/userguide.pdf
Why do you [kreg moderators] keep censoring the posts on your website??
i like the idea of this jig and will buy one. i notice some tear out in the third pic above and it has me thinking about a zero clearance insert between the 'fingers' of the jig...
i like what Bob and Bob had to say - much agreed!
i have a table saw, but HATE HATE HATE it for the first cuts on plywood, it's just too unwieldy - this jig allows the tool to be brought to the wood, seems much safer and with more control to me
Bob Sanders said:
I've got to agree with Bob (us bob's got to stick to gether)
I think maybe there are a lot of people here trying to justify their track saw purchase by slamming this inexpensive alternative by Kregg.
If you already have a table/trac saw, then don't worry about it. For those who don't have one, this will be perfect. I'll buy one two for making rip cuts on the jobsite. Don't have to worry about idiot assistants dropping my expensive portable table saw.
Bob Farmer said:
With all due respect to a lot of the posters here... why in the hell are you comparing a $600 Festool Track Saw or a $500+ table saw to this one? It's $35 for crying out loud!
A lot of us can't afford table saws, or track saws! If this tool gets you anywhere close to the rip cutting quality of those, tools, it's a no brainer!
Personally, I have a table saw, but I'm definitly getting 1 of these so I can cut things down to rough size before making the final cut on the table saw. I may be getting a little old but dammit mdf is heavy.
I get it if this tool doesn't fit everyone's needs, but I can think of a lot of people that it would be perfect for people who don't have the space or money for the alternatives.
I don't know, just my $0.02
this is great little tool i have the bora long guide clamp now and i love it it is easy to adjust and my cuts are dead on when i am cutting sheet goods down to manageable sizes for making shelves and cabinets. I like this idea it should be quick and if it works as well as my other Kreg tools i will try it out and hopefully i am not wasting a 120 dollar sheet of walnut or cherry plywood
Heck you can make one with a piece of 1/4" hardboard 4" wide by any length you need and a piece 10 or12" wide. Glue the 4" on top of the wide piece straight edge facing in. Then run your saw down the 4" piece cutting of the rest. Now you have a jig made for that saw. Just line up the edge you just cut with your marks and cut away. I have a 4' and a 8' one to cut my sheet goods to size. Use spring clamps to hold the jig in place.
For the price, great option! I'm extremly happy with the 4-5 Kreg products I own, seem to think of almost everything! I have a tracksaw so won't be a buyer on this one.
The Wood Working Shows start in Milwaukee tomorrow and I'll be there for sure. I hope to learn more about this new jig from the Kreg representative at their booth. Cutting full sheets of plywood has always been one of the most frustrating things in the shop. Using a clamped straight edge is the only way I've done it and although that seems to work I also think this would be a much better system. The price surprises me.....very reasonable.
I like it but the comments on starting a cut are a good point. Maybe if it extended out a little more. But when I cut with my circular saw I am very careful so I am thinking it may not be that much of an issue. And $35 is a very reasonable price.
Sorry but I would have to use it frist and I will have to go with the others about the start piont. As for me I liked the shelf pin jig batter and they dont sale them down here yet why cant you all sen one to some one in the group that does alote of sheet work and lets see what they say and no one from DIY ether?