Reviews for "Rip-Cut™"


makes cutting plywood easy

I don't have a big table saw that can handle plywood sheets so I've been using other clamp/guides and it was always very hard to get right. This product is so much better! The edge guide stays useful as the front part leaves the wood. The only trouble I have is that the red line on the saw base attachment doesn't line with my blade so I have to measure carefully before I lock the slide on place. The slide can be hard to move. All on all, I love the tool.

     

Tyler Smith

May 12, 2018

Rip Cut cons

Let me start by saying that YES this is far above and beyond the saw guide that typically comes with any circular saw. That being said, one would have thought that Kreg would have put it through some more design testing for the real world. 1. The plastic edge guide needs to be aluminum and about 6" longer on the tail end and 3" longer on the leading end. More stability. 2. The base plate should also be aluminum for two reasons. a. When tightening the the set screws you can see the give or flex in the plastic plate At the mounting clips. b. The center finger of the base plate is too wide, not allowing for mitre cuts much beyond 22.5deg. 2b.The set screws heads with the Phillips head slot needs to be larger with a full #2P to prevent stripping with long term use of attaching and removal of the saw. 3. A 12" arm should come with the jig or be available. It is not always convenient to clean off 27"s of work surface when using the provided long arm. I have owned this product for about three weeks now. The ability to avoid the use of a table saw for the most part especially cutting sheet goods by myself has been great. As I said at first this is a good product that could have used a little more thought. When I first seen this jig I was expecting it to be $75-$100. Owning it as it is i would pay that for an upgraded version.

     

Eric Whiting

March 18, 2018

Convenience

I am really enjoying using this tool. I got it because bringing out the contractors saw for just a few cuts can be a hassle. However, when I first tried to mount it to my Older Porter-Cable saw, it did not fit the saw base well (saw base too thick.) I shimmed under the mounts with thin brass washers, used slightly longer bolts, and it fits nicely now. I’ve made numerous cuts of several varying woods, widths and depths with no problems. Although the breakdown and setups now take very little time, I’m considering permanently mounting this onto one of my other saws. I would definitely recommend this to others.

     

Martin MacKay

February 7, 2018

Awesome Saw Guide

When I bought this I was a little skeptical but hey...whats 40.00? I received my order and while I found it cheaper from an online vendor I wanted to write a review on this site. I have a Makita 7 1/4" Skill Saw that is about 20 years old, so I went and purchased a 40 tooth blade that was recommended. My intent was to cut everything I needed for the Kreg Router Table Cabinet that I have recently purchased, not received it yet but decided to cut it anyway. After setting the saw and getting the cutting distance marker set I cut the entire project. I measured every piece after it was cut just to make sure...it was dead on. I had no splintering from the 3/4 plywood, very straight cuts and extremely accurate. Cons I chalk some of these up to first time use. I does not like to cut really narrow pieces that are small.,,,,you have to ensure the plywood is really secure. Table saw would have been better but I wanted to use the guide for the whole project cut. At the end of your cut you have to be careful and keep the fence snug against the edge or it will wander on the end...but that will happen with any guide. Overall this is a great product, extremely well made. Lastly I will say that I was able to cut 27 1/2 widths with no variation......may could have gotten a little more but one piece on the cabinet was 27 1/2 so that was all I needed.

     

John ORourke

November 3, 2017

Alright

Read and set it up as the directions stated. The measurement was still off so I'd mark the wood line up the blade. I figured every saw is different so it wasn't a big deal and it kept the line straight. The problem comes with all the plastic it's made out of. The plastic lock piece broke after adjusting it about 15 times. It's a major component to the system so it's no longer good.

     

Jared Agle

October 25, 2017

Rip cut

What an excellent product. I literally wish this product was around when I bought my cheepie table saw. This would have saved me a lot of money. Kreg co. Is the best jig mfg. What an excellent company. They have helped me improve my skills a lot. That's what it's all about !!!!

     

Kevin Ott

August 17, 2017

Great idea but needs improvement

This thing saves me so much time but I have a few problems with it: the guide fence needs to be longer so that there's no play when you get to the end of the board your cutting. Also it is a real pain to get the sled on the rail. Finally it should be slightly wider for cutting full size sheets of ply in half with saws that have blades that go in the left slot, like my makita. To cut a sheet in half the sled is half off the rail.

     

Mark Penrose

August 6, 2017

a. harrell

Great time saver, getting a full sheet of plywood on the table saw in my small workshop is a BEAST, especially by myself. this little tool saves time and frustration, and after my wife saw me use it the first few times she understood why I had to spend the money on it and the other Kreg tools I have purchased. the only problem that I have had so far is getting the plastic parts to slide in the track smoothly, but once locked in place they do not move.

     

ALBERT HARRELL

July 4, 2017