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Even if the price alone isn't enough, the fact that your fingers are at a much safer distance away from the bit should make the decision for you.
I really don't understand who is designing these tools
JMO
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Re: Decisions
Reply #1 - Aug 28th, 2018 at 8:43am
 
About all my router gets used for anymore is rounding over edges. If I need a radius it goes on the cnc and my fingers are on the other side of the shop, most of the time holding a cold beer while I watch the cnc do the hard work.
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Reply #2 - Aug 28th, 2018 at 10:39am
 
Allan Miller wrote on Aug 28th, 2018 at 8:43am:
If I need a radius it goes on the cnc
I am jealous. Both of the CNC and the Beer.

  Ed Weber wrote on Aug 28th, 2018 at 8:35am:
I really don't understand

Ed, it should be very clear which one to choose.  The red is a sexier color and they make more noise when you drop them on the shop floor.  Do not let the fact that the price difference is astronomical influence you in making an irrational decision.
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Reply #3 - Aug 28th, 2018 at 12:44pm
 
Len Layman wrote on Aug 28th, 2018 at 10:39am:
Ed, it should be very clear which one to choose.  The red is a sexier color and they make more noise when you drop them on the shop floor.


Well you just can't argue with that logic
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Reply #4 - Aug 28th, 2018 at 1:37pm
 
I have a set of radius jigs that I have used for a few years. Made out of MDF and were inexpensive.Work great.  Wish I could remember where I bought them.
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Reply #5 - Aug 29th, 2018 at 12:14am
 
home made is the way to go. woodpecker is just over priced toys for people who want their shop to look good.

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With a $0.60 per pound market rate for general aluminum, the least you should receive for your cans is $0.30 per pound. Anything less than that is a scrap yard dealer attempting to maximize their profits at your expense.


one hell of a markup on woodpecker aluminum tools.
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Reply #6 - Aug 29th, 2018 at 8:52am
 
I just post this stuff so you guys can reassure me I'm not the only one who thinks this is just nuts.
Like I've said before, most of their tools, seem to be well made and look like they will work as advertised
BUT
These are WOOD working tools and if you've been paying attention, wood moves.
I'm all for accuracy but the nonsense about .001 tolerances, 17 different versions of "the best" square you'll ever use and solutions to problems no one has, just becomes too much.
The sad thing is that once in a while they actually have a tool you might consider buying but the price is prohibitive.

I forgot to mention, they did once have a set just like the Rockler system but sadly it's no longer available from their site.
I did manage to find it somewhere else.
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