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post #1 of 29 (permalink) Old 12-05-2018, 06:25 AM Thread Starter
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Just wondering if anybody has ever used/purchased/ received as a gift something from Woodpeckers woodworking(https://www.woodpeck.com/). I get a heads up via e-mail a couple of times a week about new products and such. Their stuff looks like it is well made and of good quality but dang it is expensive.

Just looking for thoughts or reviews

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I have a little bit of their stuff..
quality is never an issue...

This would have been the week that I'd have finished chewing thru the restraints...
If only new layers hadn't been added....

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Like Stick, I got a handful of their tools, mostly measuring/marking. Excellent quality and craftsmanship. Built to last.
Over the last few years though, their pricing has gone from mid to high end to just ridiculously expensive.

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their centering rule is next level 1st rate...
however, their poly gauge is about 50 bucks less at LeeValley...

you retired yet, Bill...
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Hey, Don like everyone says I have some but want more or maybe all their tools. They are very nice and well made. As far as price I think they are all high but I think some of the tools may be worth it while other tools are stupid high.
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Thanks all..

I have not bought anything there yet and I will not be I do not think, I just find it too expensive and once you add the exchange between US and CA $ well..

I have and will probably will continue to buy from Lee Valley when required.

Thanks for the input I was just wondering
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I don't know if I could handle direct access to a LV store...

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"SNORK Mountain Congressional Library and Taxidermy”
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I live about 45 minutes from on. A nice day of shopping for me
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I live about 45 minutes from on. A nice day of shopping for me
they have to drag me kicking and screaming out of one at closing time...

This would have been the week that I'd have finished chewing thru the restraints...
If only new layers hadn't been added....

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I have two of their items, a jig with gauge (see picture) for aligning blade and fence which I only use occasionally, and which I'd hate to be without. I found out my fence is not quite flat, with about 4 thousandths variation--negligable.

The second item is their router plate, see pic., which is close to 1/8th inch thicker than competitive plates, and it has a twist lock insert that is convenient, and has a set of inserts of various sized openings that fit.

Very expensive and many items that look like a solution without a problem.
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