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TSO Parallel Guide System

TPG Parallel Guide System

The newest TSO Game Changer

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 Description  SKU  Price  Introductory Price
 Available as components      
 TPG ST FlipStop, Right Hand  61-275  $49.95  $44.95
 TPG ST FlipStop, Left Hand  61-276  $49.95  $44.95
 TPG 20 & 30 Right Hand, FlipStop RH  61-351  $149.95  $129.95
 TPG 20 & 30 Left Hand, FlipStop RH  61-352  $149.95  $129.95
 TPG 20 & 30 Both Hands w/ FlipStops  61-353  $289.95  $259.95
 TPG 50 Both Hands w/FlipStops  61-359  $359.95  $324.95
 TPG 50 Both Hands, Tracks only  61-356  $69.95  $64.95












Click here for Frequently Asked Questions

Set aside your understanding of Parallel Guides and imagine what is possible with a systems approach.

TSO designed the TPG is to be part of a larger “System” - more than one “product”. The start of the TSO System is the trusted GRS-16 Guide Rail Square. Once the GRS-16 was in production, it begged the question “ why not make (parallel) rip cuts in one step together with the squaring cut?” – really, - Why Not? 

A pair of M6 accessory mounting holes were added 100mm on center. The same accessory mounting hole spacing is repeated on TSO’s very capable MTR-18 Multifunction Triangle with both sharing multiple interchangeable accessories. The foundation for System compatibility had been formed. But the TPG was still in the concept stage.

The actual TPG design centered on the idea that it should be an integral part of the work environment-and processes rather than a stand-alone tool like all the other parallel guides on the market

A key TPG design principle stems from the recognition that breaking down functional parts down into smaller units just for the sake of storage and convenience cannot improve accuracy or speed of use and convenience. A principle abundantly proven with the GRS-16 machined of one single piece.

Tool-less set-up and take-down would be another design cornerstone.

A key TPG design principle stems from the recognition that breaking down functional parts down into smaller units just for the sake of storage and convenience cannot improve accuracy or speed of use and convenience. A principle abundantly proven with the GRS-16 machined of one single piece.

Tool-less set-up and take-down would be another design cornerstone.

To begin - the TPG System can perform every operation of every other well known parallel guide.

But beyond that, the TPG System can perform a number of beneficial time saving tasks and operations not possible with any other single purpose “parallel guide”. At the top of this list: 

Only the TPG System combines squaring and ripping into one operations with one single T-track– DONE ! The ultimate simplicity and convenience exclusively made possible by the GRS-16 Series Interface (Patent Pending).

Only the TPG System quickly and tool-less disengages from the guide rail for easy handling or storage while speeding re-assembly without loss of calibration.

Only the TPG System permits a quick and calibrated repeat length cross cut on the MFT/3 when paired with a GRS-16 PE and 1080 rail connected to the MFT hinge bracket – no more squaring adjustments between MFT take-down and renewed set-up.

Only the TPG System eliminated a very long list of limitations listed by users of the other parallel guides - refer to our list of Design Goals Statement below.

System Design Goals Statement: 

  • A description of what we set out to accomplish follows - 
  • Overall improvement over existing parallel guide products on the market
  • Consider comments from users of existing parallel guides
  • Super easy, Super quick and repeatably accurate in use
  • Easy-on & Easy-off
  • Tool-less attachment and removal - even wearing work gloves
  • Retention of Calibration when removing and re-installing
  • Minimize part count and the need to assemble or disassemble multiple elements when avoidable
  • T-track length choice based- on full sheet yield width: multiples of 11.75” and 15.75”
  • Widest Cut-width one-piece T-track possible to fit into SYSTAINER
  • Storage within SYSTAINER of TPG-20 System with assembled FlipStop in calibrated position
  • Storage within Transport Bag without any disassembly for all System Elements if chosen
  • Narrow Stock capability included for use when no table saw available
  • All Stops easy to set and remain secure
  • Imperial and metric Scales permanently laser engraved – no separate measuring
  • Parallax-free viewing of scales

System Description

The two key TPG System Elements are designated TPG-30 R and TPG-30 L. They are designed to work with and attach to GRS-16 and GRS-16 PE Guide Rail Squares using the included Multi-lobe Knobs. Refer to the picture showing both RIGHT Hand and LEFT Hand TPG’s used with GRS-16’s on a guide rail.

The numbers following TPG- refer to the nominal cut-length achievable with a particular T-track – NOT the length of the T-track extrusions to which are added the section of GRS-16 between the T-track and the guide rail.

Production Configurations

Once in full production, the System can be purchased and used as individual LEFT-Hand and RIGHT-Hand System Sets.

Each individual set features dual dimensioned Laser Engraved scales and include the following:

TPG 20 & 30 Right Hand includes:

  • 1 ea T-track, RIGHT Hand, for cuts up to 30 inches in width
  • 1 ea T-track, RIGHT Hand, for cuts up to 20 inches in width
  • 1 ea FlipStop Assembly with standard Calibration Rod
  • 1 ea Narrow Stock Calibration Rod
  • 2 ea Attachment Knobs

TPG 20 & 30 Left Hand includes:

  • 1 ea T-track, LEFT Hand, for cuts up to 30 inches in width
  • 1 ea T-track, LEFT Hand, for cuts up to 20 inches in width
  • 1 ea FlipStop Assembly with standard Calibration Rod
  • 1 ea Narrow Stock Calibration Rod
  • 2 ea Attachment Knobs

TPG-50 System complete includes:

  • 1 ea T-track, Left Hand for cuts up to 50 inches in width
  • 1 ea T-track, Right Hand for cuts up to 50 inches in width
  • 1 ea T-track, Left Hand for cuts up to 30 inches in width
  • 1 ea T-track, Right Hand for cuts up to 30 inches in width
  • 1 ea T-track, Left Hand for cuts up to 20 inches in width
  • 1 ea T-track, Right Hand for cuts up to 20 inches in width
  • 1 ea FlipStop Assembly, Left Hand with standard Calibration Rod
  • 1 ea FlipStop Assembly, Right Hand with standard Calibration Rod
  • 2 ea Narrow Stock Calibration Rod
  • 4 ea Attachment Knobs

TPG 50 Both Hands, Tracks Only, includes:

  • 1 ea T-track, Right Hand for cuts up to 50 inches in width
  • 1 ea T-track, Left Hand for cuts up to 50 inches in width
  • Both tracks feature Starrett brand, dual-dimensioned measuring tapes

Optional extras:

  • TPG ST FlipStop, Right Hand
  • TPG ST FlipStop, Left Hand

Early GRS-16 Series Upgrade of accessory attachment provision (2 tapped M6 Holes).

As announced earlier, a CNC machined aluminum Drill Fixture will be offered for a nominal cost of US $ 6.00. A sign-up for availability notification can be found on our website here.

No planned obsolescence at TSO.

Pricing and Availability

The TPG-50 System will be available in May 2019.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q.: what does the TSO TPG Parallel Guide product line consist of?

A.: TPG-50 is the complete set including pairs of T-track in 20”, 30” and 50” cut length capacity

Q.: Do I need to have two GRS-16 Guide Rail Squares to use the TPG-50 or elements of it?

A.: “Depends” – if you a regularly making repeated 8ft long cuts you will want to use two GRS-16 / GRS-16 PE Squares. Cuts narrower than the guide rail width also require two GRS-16 /GRS-16 PE. For the most common shorter parallel cut lengths a single GRS-16 with a single TPG-30 Right Hand will get the job done. Think of typical base- and wall cabinet dimensions. The 20” T-track will benefit you with its compact size.

Q.: What about storage?

A.: we plan to introduce two storage options: A storage/carry bag with multiple pockets and for the shorter 20” T-Tracks KAIZEN Foam pads contour cut to fill a SYSTAINER for customizing by the customer in the field. This can store the 20” T-tracks with FlipStop in a SYSTAINER next to a GRS-16 / GRS-16 PE. Look for our KAIZEN Foam blank SYSTAINER pads and hand tools for pocket cutting on our website in March 2019.

Q.: What do the other TPG models designate and why?

A.: TPG is available not only as a complete set including all the component variations but the components are also available for purchase as individual sets. Why? – to give purchasers the choice to buy what they need when they don’t need everything all at once – or when they need additional components to create dedicated sets in their shop or job site.

Q.: How long will Introductory pricing be offered?

A.: Introductory Pricing will extend for 30 days from beginning of shipments of the full TPG product line.

Q.: how can I get answers to other questions?

A.: email your question of general interest to info@tsoproducts.com. If the topic is of wider interest, we will provide an Answer on this FAQ. We are not staffed to carry on correspondence of a general nature with prompt responses. That is why we provide this FAQ and update it as needed. Add info@tsoprooducts.com to your address book to help ensure our mail is not automatically stopped at a firewall somewhere.

 

 

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    TPG-50 Complete Parallel Guide System

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    TPG-50 Parallel Guide Special Pricing Preview  more on this new (Patent Pending) product.  Available online only at TSOProducts.com System Design Goals Statement:  A description of what we set out to accomplish follows...

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  • SALE
    TPG-20 & TPG-30 Parallel Guide System (Right-Hand)

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    Special Pricing TPG 20 & 30 Right Hand includes:   1 ea T-track, RIGHT Hand, for cuts up to 30 inches in width 1 ea T-track, RIGHT Hand, for cuts up to 20 inches in width 1 ea FlipStop Assembly with standard Calibration Rod 1 ea Narrow...

    $129.95
  • SALE
    TPG-20 & TPG-30 Parallel Guide System (Left-Hand)

    TPG-20 & TPG-30 Parallel Guide System (Left-Hand)

    TPG 20 & 30 Left Hand includes:  Special Pricing 1 ea T-track, LEFT Hand, for cuts up to 30 inches in width 1 ea T-track, LEFT Hand, for cuts up to 20 inches in width 1 ea FlipStop Assembly with standard Calibration Rod 1 ea Narrow Stock...

    $129.95
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    TPG-20 & TPG-30 Parallel Guide System (Both Hands)

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    TPG-30 Parallel Guide Special Pricing Preview We’re lifting the curtain some more on this new (Patent Pending) product.  Available online only at TSOProducts.com System Design Goals Statement:  A description of what we set...

    $259.95
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    TPG-50 Tracks for Parallel Guide System (Tracks Only)

    Special Pricing   If you've already purchased the TPG-20 and TPG-30, you can add just the TPG-50 tracks for additional cut width capability. What's Included 1 ea T-track, Right Hand for cuts up to 50 inches in width 1 ea T-track, Left Hand...

    $64.95
  • GRS-16 Series Upgrade Drill Fixture

    GRS-16 Series Upgrade Drill Fixture for early tools Available only at TSOProducts.com If you are the owner of an early GRS-16 Guide Rail Square which did not come with the M6 accessory mounting hole pattern, you can catch up and add them yourself...

    $6.00
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