Thanks for the comments, Tool Agnostic. I had just placed an order for one at Rockler before reading them, but I think I would have anyway. I have ripped very thin strips on my TS before, and it's always been a scary proposition. Your caveats aside (and I would practice with it, first, in any event): This seems like a wise investment.
Btw: It's on sale at Rockler right now for 30% off. That means tool + economy shipping is less than the tool, itself, normally is.
"There is hardly anything in the world that some man cannot make a little worse and sell a little cheaper, and the people who consider price only are this man's lawful prey." -- John Ruskin (1819-1900)