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The Little Ripper Experience?

So trying to gain some knowledge on using my new band saw, specifically resawing, on YouTube I ran accross a bunch videos of the Little Ripper and thought it looked like the coolest mot functional tool for this task. Does anyone have any experience with this tool? I'd sure like to hear the good and bad if you do. Thanks, BillF

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I wonder how it holds the second half for sawing?

http://stockroomsupply.ca/shop/littl...le-ripper.html
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The left side does not get held.


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I've never used anything other than my hands to keep pressure on the fence. Maybe a featherboard at the bottom. Magnetic ones work great on bandsaw.

The Gripper is a personal choice, I make my pushblocks out of 2x4's and 1" dowel. I figure I can make an awful lot of them for what a Gripper costs.

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I've never used anything other than my hands to keep pressure on the fence. Maybe a featherboard at the bottom. Magnetic ones work great on bandsaw.

The Gripper is a personal choice, I make my pushblocks out of 2x4's and 1" dowel. I figure I can make an awful lot of them for what a Gripper costs.
I think you may be confusing "Little Ripper" with "GRR-Ripper."

Little Ripper is a jig/sled for clamping round logs while you use your bandsaw as a sawmill to cut boards from the logs.
https://www.canadianwoodworking.com/tools/little-ripper
https://tufftooth.com/product/the-little-ripper/
http://stockroomsupply.ca/shop/littl...nd-ripper.html

GRR-Ripper is a brand of push block from Micro-Jig. They are expensive, but a different take on push blocks. I have seen many people use them as push blocks while resawing boards on a bandsaw, although there are many equally good solutions:
https://www.microjig.com/collections/grr-ripper
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I've never used anything other than my hands to keep pressure on the fence. Maybe a featherboard at the bottom. Magnetic ones work great on bandsaw.

The Gripper is a personal choice, I make my pushblocks out of 2x4's and 1" dowel. I figure I can make an awful lot of them for what a Gripper costs.
Hi DrRobert, I think you misread my question. I'm asking about the Little Ripper made in Canada but I appreciate you're trying to give me some input, Thanks

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