Any of you had to replace the rubber non slip pads on yours? If so what have
you used and attached it with that lasts? I've e-mailed them to see if they
have replacements, but in the meantime thought I'd see what others have
I figured I would see what the attraction is and bought one yesterday at
Rockler. They had a 25% off any one item and there was nothing else in the
store that I was remotely interested in. Put it together last night but
haven't used it yet.
I am pretty set in my ways on the TS, but I figured it would come in handy
on the router table for those smaller pieces that, no matter how much I
route, continue to scare the crap out of the part of my brain that looks
after my fingers.
Well engineered, but the markup is probably obscene.
I dare say you will find it is worth every dollar you pay for after you use
it the first few times :-)
I just cut a truckload of pen blanks on the tablesaw using the GRR-Ripper in
about 1/4 of the time it used to take me on the bandsaw, and it felt much
safer to boot :)
Of course, it can be used for many other tasks as well.
I am sure you will enjoy it.
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the pen blank job is exactly what I use mine for most of the time. Small
moldings, etc. have come into play too. Probably one thing or another on
every project. It really is a good invention, even if a bit luxurious.
Mouse pads or wetsuit neoprene (not the nylon coated on both sides,
the neoprene that is textured rubber on one side) works well if not
quite as "tacky" as the original pads
On Tue, 30 Nov 2004 01:01:16 GMT, Ba r r y
They don't sell replacement pads - if you've chewed up the pad
you've probably also chewed up the underlying (overlying) plastic.
You can get a kit of the three vertical pieces - with a stickier
"rubber" for about $25.
Not sure what happened, but got a piece out of the middle of the pad. The
plastic looks ok, no saw marks. Got an answer to my e-mail a while ago and
the 1/4" replacement piece is $11.25. Mine is still useable, but maybe try
the mouse pad idea to patch it with and see how it works before sending for
the replacement plastic and rubber. Thanks.
Slipped and cut it up did ya? mea culpa. The manufacturer sells replacement
parts - listed on their web site. I have two GRRrippers and replaced parts
on each of them. It took me a while to get used to setting it up correctly.
More than once, I sawed right through one of the feet. That rubber creates
nasty green shavings when it happens.
I don't know that the green stuff is, but its not mouse pad material -
something quite a bit stickier and tougher.
Look into a medical supply products company to find non slip material.
Quadriplegics use it as an underpad when eating and using certain products
so they don't accidentally push stuff off a table or flat surface. It's more
expensive than you might think, but you can buy it in larger sheets that
will be more cost efficient than buying the parts from the Gripper company.
I have found that 120 grit sand paper works well. Sooo, what you might
wanna do is attach a piece of wood to the gaaaarrrrripppper and attach your
sandpaper (via spray adhesive) to that. All of my gripper wannabees have
sandpaper on the bottom. Holds better than those rubber pads imo.
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