ben_r_

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  1. ben_r_

    18" precision square

    Funny you should mention that. A complaint was sent to the mods about it and one responded saying that they agreed it was getting a bit out of hand and that others had mentioned it as well. Since then their spamming seems to have stopped.
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    18" precision square

    Exactly! Too expensive for a kinda one trick pony. I can and do use my 26" Woodpeckers square for a lot of other things besides my guide rails. That and TSO kind of annoyed me with all their SPAMing and self-promoting on the FOG. Then when they released their version of a parallel guide system I was blown away at the price for the complete system. First thing I thought was: "Who do these guys think they are?! Woodpeckers?!" Especially when the Precision Dogs system is 1/3 the price and works perfectly (LINK). Or the Seneca offering for a bit more that does the same thing.
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    18" precision square

    Oh man, for sure! That think is so ridiculously overpriced for what it is! I have a lot of Festool tools, but that one, every time I have gotten my hands on one I just cant believe how surprised I am over how silly it feels. Thankfully I am not a mobile worker and only work in my home shop, so I dont need the portability I guess it offers. That said, I do use my 26" Woodpeckers Square all the time to square up guide rails for track saw cuts. Not THATS a tool I recommend to everyone that has a track saw!
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    18" precision square

    I say if you have any intentions of using it with the Festool MFT as they often advertise it to be used, I would get the 18".
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    Exact Dado Width Jig

    I typically use a router on a guide rail along with the KM-1 for setup. More specifically a Festool OF 1400 and the MicroFence guide rail interface. Perfect dado widths every time along with perfectly flat bottoms as well. Sometimes that scratched bottom a dado stack can leave bugs me. Though it does give glue a place to go...
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    Exact Dado Width Jig

    Oh yea, I LOVE my little KM-1. But youd kind have to have a couple things in order to make that work right? Like a guide rail / router interface setup, or a table saw and dado stack. With this method all you need is a handheld router.
  7. LINK Some more fine solutions from Woodpeckers! Here we have what is commonly a $5 shop jig turned into a $330 contraption. Dont lie, who's ordering one?
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    Variable Router Jig

    Agreed. They just seem to have been working on building up the funding and fan base to expand their company and now that they have and the market has become desensitized to their pricing they can afford to go into production on their most popular over priced tools.
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    Variable Router Jig

    Now a permanent tool: LINK
  10. LINK Anyone order any of these? Or the whole set? I have tried their T-squares before and I just couldnt get used to them. It was annoying that not all pencils fit in the tiny holes and I also had trouble justifying them since I can do pretty much the same thing with a combo square.
  11. LINK And just when you thought they had enough squares, mini squares, triangles and gauge blocks, they bring us some more!
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    Parallel Guide System

    Looks like theyve made it a permanent tool now. LINK
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    Corner Jig

    Looks like this is back up in case anyone wanted to drop the coin.
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    Workholding Kit

    Yes Bessey toggle clamps are awesome!
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    Workholding Kit

    I agree on the not needing to clamp for several of the operations they show. But then thats often Woodpeckers gig, building solutions looking for problems. And screw clamps I feel are making a come back. They really are a useful tool especially for holding work and not necessarily just clamping it.