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While working on a response to a post, I checked out the Oak-Park online catalog. Later what I had found triggered an horrifying thought: Is Oak-Park going out of business?

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Tom, Oak Park is alive and well but they have moved into a different direction. Remaining inventory is being sold and when they are gone there may be no more. I think this is a terrible thing and hope all the great items will be produced again soon.

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Tom, Oak Park is alive and well but they have moved into a different direction. Remaining inventory is being sold and when they are gone there may be no more. I think this is a terrible thing and hope all the great items will be produced again soon.
Hi Mike - Do you think they would be interested in selling plans for some of their jigs? I was stacking nickels for their miter jig when it went away but would be interested in buying plans for one.

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Tom, Oak Park is alive and well but they have moved into a different direction. Remaining inventory is being sold and when they are gone there may be no more. I think this is a terrible thing and hope all the great items will be produced again soon.
Thanks Mike. I too hope their great items will be produced again. Any chance Lee Valley will pick up?

What is the new direction for Oak Park?

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John, many of the jigs are offered for sale. They are signed and have a letter of authenticity. Rick is asking big bucks for them.

Tom, they are manufacturing other products and doing very well with them. Commercial applications only.

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Although very much redundant, I consider the "new direction" of Oak Park to be a serious loss for the Router users.

Thanks very much for the information, Mike

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