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https://www.banggood.com/3D-Safety-P...warehouse=CNIf

so has anyone tried one and if so is the price low enough to warrant a purchase. Personally I have the genuine GRR-RIPPER and can categorically state that it must be the best safety device ever invented for using the table, band saw and router table.
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I'm thinking ripoff. This is supposed to be a genuine one, and they certainly look the same. Nice price.
https://www.ebay.com/i/282888318281?chn=ps

Somewhere on-line, there is, or was, plans for making a wood version. Would be kind of neat, and definitely less expensive, but since I have the genuine article not interested.

This is not the one I was thinking of, not seen this one before, but same in the end. Wood Grr rrrrrrripper clone - I know how to spell it, just not when to stop.
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Note that is is a pre-order item. You pays your money and then they promise to send it later. Yeah, I trust a bunch of people who can't even get the dollar sign in the right place. Don't cheat the real inventor and company by patronizing something like this.
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I have ordered several things from banggood, and been satisfied with all my purchases. Never had a problem. I would try this.
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The original has been around quite a while. I used mine (a Christmas present) a few times but setting it up for different operations was a bit of a hassle. It's easier for me to have have a few different style, homemade, push blocks around the saw. Unfortunately that saw is in storage for now, fortunately it can't cut my finger while it is.
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This is a knockoff. It appears to be an exact duplicate of the Gripper. I have the Gripper and several accessories. Good product and probably saved me a few times from doing something really stupid. I have no idea what the quality is but, truthfully, it's a pretty simple product in terms of it component parts. Nothing that needs to be manufactured to really tight tolerances. Also, from the pictures, it comes with the drop down pusher. That has to be purchased seperately for the Gripper.

My only concern, is similiar to Tom's. There are no user reviews of the product. I did a quick internet search and didn't find this from any other sellers. If that's true you'd be one of the pioneers for this product. And, you know that they say about pioneers, you can recognize them by the arrows in their back.

Last point. I don't see a lot of accessories or replacement parts for this. If it's no an exact duplicate of the Gripper you many not be able to buy replacement parts, such when one of the legs is sawed through because you didn't adjust it properly. By the way, did I mention that, sometimes, I do stupid things?

If money is an issue I might go with this, however, for the difference in price, for the Gripper, you know what you're buying. To me this is similiar to buying something from Harbor Freight. Sometimes you don't need high quality and, as long as you know what you're paying for, and it will work for you, you can save some money. If it was me, I'd either buy the Gripper or wait several months until this product has a number of customer reviews.

Don't know if this is helpful but this is how I view new products. I'm never the first in line for a new product or an older product's upgrade until it's field tested and reviewed.
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It might be that the patents have run out on the Gripper and the factory where they were produced has started making the item available themselves. Most likely injection molded. Everything looks exact down to the green gripping pads so they are probably using the same molds to make them. The place where the name is located might be a replaceable piece of the mold so they can make that field smaller or larger if needed for whoever they are making it for.

Bottom line they may have the right to manufacture and sell it.
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I saw this yesterday for the first time on their website. I have ordered several pieces of computer gear from them, and have been satisfied.

I have the original Gripper and it works well.
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IMHO, the best safety device is between your ears.
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IMHO, the best safety device is between your ears.
But it helps to have a back-up.
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