MICROJIG to unveil GRR-RIPPER Complete at IWF in Atlanta

New product part of company mission to end table saw injuries

ORLANDO, Fla., 2018-Aug-15 — /EPR Network/ — Every nine minutes, someone is injured by a table saw because of a finger too close to the blade or a faulty pushstick. At the International Woodworking Fair (IWF) in Atlanta this month, MICROJIG will launch a complete solution aimed at halting all table saw injuries, from kickback to finger amputation.

 

MICROJIG, the leader in table saw accessories, is unveiling the GRR-RIPPER Complete. This kit has everything a woodworker needs to create projects with top-to-the-line precision, safety and control.

 

“My dad started this company in his garage and invented the GRR-RIPPER because he was tired of how ineffective pushsticks are at controlling material on a table saw,” said MICROJIG CEO Bruce Wang. “The GRR-RIPPER Complete is a culmination of over 15 years of continual innovation and relentless product improvement.”

 

Wang continued, “We are on a mission to end all table saw injuries by 2020. The industry has gotten complacent about protecting the operator, assuming injury is a necessary risk—we think working with wood and building with your hands should be safe for all.”

 

Many woodworking enthusiasts have discovered the ease of the GRR-RIPPER, helping to propel the product to No. 1 on Amazon. But Wang says there is still work to be done because each year more than 50,000 are treated for table saw injury.

 

“A lot of these injuries are senseless,” he said. “Woodworkers have been given bad advice, using dumb pushsticks and getting hurt—rather than using the best technology to stay safe. The table saw is one of the most powerful and dangerous power tools in the shop and using exposed hands and sticks are a broken way to operate the tool. ”

 

MICROJIG will be displaying the new GRR-RIPPER Complete at booth No. 6000 at the IWF. The company will also have a live demonstration of a kickback machine that will illustrate the extreme danger woodworkers face when they choose not to use the right tool.

 

The GRR-RIPPER is MICROJIG’s original product and remains one of its most popular. The new GRR-RIPPER Complete packages in all of the GRR-RIPPER’s accessories to do any project. It includes:

 

 

  • The GRR-RIPPER 3D Pushblock, which protects against table saw injuries, gives users control and prevents kickback
  • The GRR-RIPPER Upgrade Kit, which better handles larger and irregular-shaped materials
  • The GRR-RIPPER 1/8” Leg, which allows users to easily make rip cuts down to 1/8”
  • The GRR-RIPPER Handle Bridge Kit, which evenly distributes downward pressure offering better control and ergonomic comfort
  • The GRR-RIPPER Deflector/Connector, which prevents material from flying toward the user when freehand routing
  • The GRR-RIPPER Gravity Heel Kit, which automatically drops to catch the tail end of a workpiece to provide leverage

 

The GRR-RIPPER Complete retails for $129.95 and will be available at retailers worldwide.

 

For more information about MICROJIG and to find a retailer near you, visit www.microjig.com.

 

 

About MICROJIG, Inc.

MICROJIG, the leader in table saw accessories, has been introducing innovative solutions to the woodworking industry for more than 15 years. The company aims to make it safer and more intuitive for people to succeed at their passions and build their dreams. The company was started in 2001 in an Orlando, Florida, garage by Henry Wang, a woodworking hobbyist who knew there had to be a better, safer way to complete his projects. Since the release of the original GRR-RIPPER, the company has grown to offer seven distinct product lines with worldwide reach and continues to provide innovative solutions. Several of MICROJIG’s products are No. 1 sellers on Amazon. The company is on a mission to end all table saw injuries by 2020. For more information about MICROJIG, or to find a retailer, visit www.microjig.com.

 

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