Thanks to all you chaps for the replys, there is plenty for me to now go into a darkened room and mull over. It seems the US is more geared up to this business than the UK, the range of items here are limited and after checking prices for comparable items (most of which seems to originate in the US e.g. MLCS, Incra, Woodpeckers etc) I fear we are paying through the teeth yet again.
Prices for some of these items are to say the least, slightly inhibitive, so the need to DIY is rife and there is a certain satisfaction that you Did It Yourself anyway.
Once again thanks to all, you have been most helpful.