TPG-50 Complete Parallel Guide System
Driven by customers indicating existing parallel guides were too cumbersome and required too much setup time, we prioritized convenience and usability as cornerstones of the TPG system. We aimed for a parallel guide system that was more accurate, faster to use, and convenient. That’s why the TPG system features single piece, full length extruded t-tracks and a completely tool-free design that only needs to be calibrated once—and can then be stored and quickly redeployed in just seconds for accurate, repeatable cuts.
The TPG system is unmatched not just in convenience and capability. Only the TPG system:
- Combines squaring and ripping into a single operation, with the option of using a single t-track;
- Has the capacity to rip full-size 4x8-foot sheetgoods all the way down to very narrow cuts;
- Can be quickly disengaged from the guide rail for easy handling or storage, and rapidly redeployed without losing calibration—all with a tool-free design that’s easy to use even with gloves on.
Built on a Solid Foundation: the GRS-16
If you own a GRS-16 guide rail square, you already have the foundation of the TPG system because it utilizes the M6 accessory mounting holes located on the face of your tool. If you own an earlier production model of the GRS-16 before accessory mounting holes were incorporated, you can purchase an affordable mounting hole drilling fixture and add the accessory mounting holes yourself.
Understanding Cut Capacity
The TPG system is available in multiple t-track lengths, denoted by their maximum cut width capability (e.g. TPG-50 enables a maximum cut width of 50 inches). The shortest t-track included in this kit, the TPG-20, is small enough to fit inside a SYSTAINER®. Each t-track includes Imperial and metric scales, and can accommodate more than one flip stop.
A Better Flip Stop by Design
The Reversible Flip Stop includes a number of smart features including a parallax-free pointer, a grippy star knob, and an adjustable plunger making precise calibration a breeze. When making narrow cuts, the narrow stock calibration rod can be inserted into the flip stop. This 12-inch rod is long enough to reach under the guide rail, all the way to the splinterguard, to enable very narrow cuts. Additional flip stops can be purchased and installed onto the same t-track; a great feature if you are frequently cutting multiples of different lengths. As its name denotes, the flip stop can be disassembled and reversed to fit either right- or left-hand t-tracks.
TPG-50 Complete Means Complete!
The TPG-50 Complete Parallel Guide System includes all available t-tracks (50, 30 and 20 inch cut width capacities) in both left hand and right hand configurations. Sold separately, note this kit requires one GRS-16 PE guide rail square. If you intend to use both left and right hand parallel guides at the same time, you will also need one of the following: an additional GRS-16, or GRS-16 PE, or TPG Adapter. Not sure what TPG kit is right for you? Visit our TPG Parallel Guide System Category Page for additional details, and see the "Selecting the Correct Configuration" section.
- 1 qty. T-track, left hand, for cuts up to 50 inches in width
- 1 qty. T-track, right hand, for cuts up to 50 inches in width
- 1 qty. T-track, left hand, for cuts up to 30 inches in width
- 1 qty. T-track, right hand, for cuts up to 30 inches in width
- 1 qty. T-track, left hand, for cuts up to 20 inches in width
- 1 qty. T-track, right hand, for cuts up to 20 inches in width
- 2 qty. Reversible Flip Stop, with standard calibration rod
- 2 qty. Narrow stock calibration rods
- 4 qty. Star grip knobs
- Extra Reversible Flip Stops
- TPG Adapter
- GRS-16 drill fixture (only required if you own an earlier production GRS-16 without accessory mounting holes)
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Other DetailsTSO Products is proud to stand behind the TPG Parallel Guide System and its components with a 5-year warranty against defects and workmanship.
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This has to be one of the best purchases I’ve ever made for my shop! It took awhile for it to come in stock but wow was it worth the wait. The TPG-50 complete is so easy to use and insanely precise. I will be telling other cabinet makers to get this tool as it is so much easier than using a table saw with a 4x8 sheet of plywood. It’s not often you get a tool that changes your life. This is one of those tools that changed the way I’m operating in the shop now! Just wow!
Simply put, these are the best the market has to offer. Easy to set up and use as well as being sturdy!
Perfect cuts with my TSC and 2700mm track.
The other great thing is the stop and a right hand guide connected to my GRS-16-PE gives me accurate repeatability when cross cutting sheet goods...Love them.
I don't even worry about using a tape measure any more.
The TSO GRS-16PE and The TPG parallel guides have been a life saver for me. It has allowed me to make exacting size panels with my limited space. I also have found other uses for it when my LR32 system wouldn’t let drill the slide holes in the correct place. Well having the guides made it possible to drill them where they needed to be and be confident they would be correctly placed. I highly recommend all of TSO’s products. Thanks TSO for making such top notch products that make woodworking simpler.
Excellent build quality. Good instructions.
I've been making 9' long x 3' wide table tops for a client, I made 6 before I received this product. I just made 3 more and this really helped to get the tops cut to final width faster and more efficiently.
I highly recommend this.
Couldn’t be happier with this product. Had the GRS 16-PE and this TPG is a perfect addition. I’ve tried two competitive parallel guide systems and this one is the most intuitive and easy to apply and remove. I’ve used it for a couple of small projects and found it best just to leave the 30” t-track on the square.
Called a parallel guide but it’s much more than that. Excellent solution for making repetitive crosscuts without dragging out the SCMS. I have even gang cut four boards at one time – great time saver.
I have also tried competitive rail squares and my big problems have been: 1) Making sure they were square to the rail. 2) Don’t like marking my cut line and lining up the mark with the rails anti-chip edge. The GRS teamed up with the TPG’s t-track with flip stop is a perfect solution. Just set it and forget it.
Would highly recommend this TPG system to anyone!