An Issue With The MJ Gripper
First of all, I will be the first to say that it is never ever a good idea to say anything negative about a product that is not proven to be true. So I want to be very careful to not imply that that there is anything wrong with the Gripper, I just had an experience that I need to ask a question about, so here goes.
I only recently purchased the basic Gripper then got the upgrade kit, the 1/8" leg, and the bridge handle.
This morning I installed the 1/8" leg which does not measure.125", but rather .160". Well what to do, just give it a try and see what happens but to be safe I set the height of the blade to barely cut into the top surface of a workpiece. In this case the workpiece was a piece of scrap cedar about an inch thick. I set up for the cut as close as I could and made a cut. Sure enough the blade took off part of the rubber pad on the inside of the 1/8" leg by about 1/16" high on the inside surface of the leg. Since the blade was set very low the leg was not ruined.
The thickness of the piece that was cut off was .156", not .125". the part of leg that the blade took off off the bottom edge of the rubber pad ended up being .105". I had taken off .055" of the inside edge of the leg.
If I had backed the fence off far enough to not allow the blade to contact the leg, the piece that would have been cut off would have been over .200".
Did I do something wrong, or am I being to picking expecting the leg to allow cuts similar to what is advertised and shown in the demos????