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Introducing the Kreg Rip-Cut™


Available at Kreg Dealers everywhere

$34.99


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.

 

  • Connects to almost any circular saw – right or left blade
  • Reversible Guide Arm for Right or Left Hand Use
  • Makes rip cuts up to 24” wide
  • Rip sheets of plywood in half – in just one cut
  • No measuring, marking, and no chalk lines
  • 100% Guide support through entire cut
  • No need to remove Rip-Cut™ when doing cross cuts
  • Quick and accurate adjustments – no tools required
  • Lightweight/Sturdy Design for use on the jobsite

 

Materials:
High Quality Aircraft Aluminum
Impact Resistant Plastic Polymer

Aluminum Guide Rail:
3" wide x 30" long
 

Saw Sled

6 1/2" x 8 1/2" saw platform

Guide Arm:
2" wide x 10" long
Minimum 5" edge bearing at blade entry
Minimum 3" edge bearing at blade exit
 
Cut Width:
Maximum 24"

 

Check out the Rip-Cut on www.kregtool.com!

http://www.kregtool.com/RipCut-Prodview.html

 

 

 

 

 

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I use an easy to make jig to do all my cuts on large heavy sheets. Like 3/4" ply ,melamine, MDF etc. I have a table saw but large sheets are hare to handle by yourself.  for the jig use hardboard or 1/2" ply cuta a piece  about 4 " wide by what ever length,   you need. make sure you use a factory edge on one side. Then cut cut a piece about 10" wide by the same  length. Glue the 4" piece ontop of the 10' piece with good edge facing in. now use your saw to cut off the waste running saw along factory edge.  You can make these jigs any size you need. nowjust align the cut-off edge to your marks on the piece your cutting. Clamp in place and cut away. This jig will fit that saw only. make a good straight cut every time. i have a 8" and a 4" sixe for ripping and cross cuts.

Thanks for your comment



Derek Gould said:

I've just used my Rip-Cut for the first project; it worked well for some of the cuts, with two exceptions; short cuts and longer pieces that are more than 24".  For example, I had several shelves that were 18 inches wide and 31" long. I was able to cut the sheet stock lengthwise (the 18" cut), but then I had to use the saw freehand to cut the 30" length. I thought I could use it with the last cut (which required me to trim about 3" off the end) but I couldn't close the guide to that width. To be fair I suppose I could have reversed the fence, but I use the saw right-handed so that wasn't really an option.

Without a large shop, you still end up doing panel cuts by hand.

To do rip cuts on large plywood pieces, I setup 2 sawhorses, I made them, so they are the same height. I place 3 or 4 2x4s across the sawhorses. Then I place the plywood to be cut across the 2x4s. The 2x4s are arranged so that they provide support for the piece being cut off and the original piece of plywood. I clamp a straightedge across the plywood, most times it is another piece of wood, 1x3 typically. I set my circular saw to cut 1/4 inch deeper than the plywood. I make my cut along the straightedge cutting slightly into the 2x4s. There is no piece that is falling off or going to bind or skew my cut. I save the 2x4s and straight edge just for the purpose of making these cuts. I do not use the table saw for any cuts that might bind in the saw. The table saw is for ripping. The miter saw is for mitering. Any cuts that won't fit in to these two categories are set up on my saw horses for use with the circular saw. I am putting safety first in these cuts. 

The new kreg device looks interesting, but I like a clamped guide as I am not good at making straight cuts with a circular saw without the clamped guide. I also noticed in the pictures above, the blade is going through the piece into the support plywood, which follows what I do, except I use 2x4s rather a sheet of plywood.

Most of my work involved natural wood, 1x8 shiplap, etc., so it is not often that I am working with plywood.

I have to say that the Rip-Cut worked well when I was able to use it. I made some length-wise cuts on TFM panels, it was easy to handle and the cuts were smooth and true. For rips up to 24" it's a great tool.

OK, first off I love Kreg products but I am having a less good time using this, I have had a few kick backs with it and I may just invest in a track saw to mitigate any risk. It's good for cuts under the half way mark (12") but after that it's just hard to keep it straighter..seems to flex more, not rigid enough. I will still continue to use it for smaller cuts...I would also recommend putting some wax underneath the metal so it glides better...

Rudy, as time goes on I have to agree with you. My main circular saw is a Dewalt; I find that the base plate extends out from the front more than other saws, so it's hard to control the saw at the end of the cut (since there is such a small amount of guide still in contact with the wood). And all in all I'm finding that no matter how careful I am, the cuts often wander, particularly when cutting close to the 24" limit.

To be honest, I've pretty much stopped using it and gone back to the homemade saw guide I had been using before.

Rudy Rupert said:

OK, first off I love Kreg products but I am having a less good time using this, I have had a few kick backs with it and I may just invest in a track saw to mitigate any risk. It's good for cuts under the half way mark (12") but after that it's just hard to keep it straighter..seems to flex more, not rigid enough. I will still continue to use it for smaller cuts...I would also recommend putting some wax underneath the metal so it glides better...

Thanks Derek, yes I forgot to mention that towards the end of every cut I have the same problem, the guide isn't long enough and I find myself almost having to cut freehand to maintain the line...oh well.. :)

Derek Gould said:

Rudy, as time goes on I have to agree with you. My main circular saw is a Dewalt; I find that the base plate extends out from the front more than other saws, so it's hard to control the saw at the end of the cut (since there is such a small amount of guide still in contact with the wood). And all in all I'm finding that no matter how careful I am, the cuts often wander, particularly when cutting close to the 24" limit.

To be honest, I've pretty much stopped using it and gone back to the homemade saw guide I had been using before.

Rudy Rupert said:

OK, first off I love Kreg products but I am having a less good time using this, I have had a few kick backs with it and I may just invest in a track saw to mitigate any risk. It's good for cuts under the half way mark (12") but after that it's just hard to keep it straighter..seems to flex more, not rigid enough. I will still continue to use it for smaller cuts...I would also recommend putting some wax underneath the metal so it glides better...

Hi all anyone know if the ripcut coming or is for sale at toolstores in the u.k. yet?

i received mine 2 days ago, and what a great addition to my workshop. Just a few minutes to put together and away went we to ripping sheets of plywood   

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