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!
I'll throw in my 2 cents here. I like that it can be used with a left handed circular saw, but if it cannot cut a 4'x8' sheet in half to a 4'x4', then it aint't no good. No sale here.
Many members have commented on how they use a simple straight edge and clamp it to the workpiece. I too have done this for years, using scrap ply or foam insulation underneath (on the floor) for support. These methods would still be used yet with this jig but once it's zeroed to your saw, will be much faster. No compensating for the saw's fence, and no clamping. I think it'd be a great addition.
This is not new. I've had one of these (by another manufacturer) I bought at Lowes about 8 to 10 years ago. It is called Accu-rip Saw Guide and sells for about $20. It works great. So if the price is right, this should be a good deal also.
I have spent quite a bit of money on things to keep me from wrestling a 4x8 sheet on my table saw.
A track saw is the only solution. With the thin sawblades manufactured today, I can see this thing
wandering around, jambing up andn kicking back.
I have something called an accu-rip and starting the cut is not the problem,its finishing the cut,The guide is too short so youre free hand for about six inches.Ive theought about addiding some 1X,but then the setup would be messed up.What Kregg has done is a very simple solution that I cant figure out why the other manufactures havent done.The gizmo I have works,but you cant convert to left handed which would be a plus for me.These guides do work especially for repetative cuts for fast jobs,or if your like me I have to break down the table saw and set it up when I need to use it(live in a condo) so if I dont need the table saw it the guide makes quick work out of the project.Personally I would like to see the front extend a few more inches.but as I said before the start of the cut is not the problem especially with the the guide that I have,its too short for the finishing cut.
I definately will try when it becomes availible
Joshua Boebert said:
Can't wait. That has been the number one problem in getting straight cuts. Notmally I'll have the hardware store rip it, but at $.50 a cut this thing will end up paying for itself.
Home Depot will make cuts for FREE!
you can't cut 4 footers, it only cuts up to 24 inches. buy 2 sheets cut 2 ft off each side then you can have 2x8 (2) and (1) 4x8 sheet off each panel. wasteful but with this its the only way. good luck. Buy a portable table saw or just trust your eyes. I went to a junk yard and found a 9 ft. piece of angle iron which i clamp down to get my cuts.
Ronny Roach said:
I can't see how you can cut a 4x8 sheet in half in order to have two 4x4
Yep. That's what I was looking for. And in my price range, too.
I personally enjoy many of the Kreg products. All are well made and do what they say they can but as always everything one does in a shop requires practice.I already own a Master Pocket Hole 4 system, the drawer guide setup jigs. complete router table including the lift kit.I will definitly buy this jig. Also need to add the cabinet pin hole guide to my collection. Kreg you people get it right time after time and I'm a loyal fan
I've never had Home Depot charge me to cut 4x8 sheets. And I have had them trim both width and length.
Guess it's OK if the cost is under 20 bucks. It seems okay if the matieral has a straight edge to start with.
I might as well pay the guy at the home depot .50 cents a cut to make a 4x8 sheet smaller. I've had good luck with my T-square to make straight cuts.
I agree 100%. Also this totally depends on you having a perfectly straight edge on the panel being cut.
Love KREG stuff but not too enthused about this one. Was hoping it would be a low cost precision rip guide with its own straight edge built in...
Fred Odette said:
I'm sorry but this is hardly revolutionary and it looks like it would be hard to control at the ends of cuts.