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Default And then along came Woodpeckers...

...and before I realized it, I became the owner of one of Woodpeckers' One Time Tool...

NO...ABSOLUTELY NOT...!!! I did not buy it...PHEW...

A friend of mine was clearing out his shop...I happened to be there...

Here's a quick video about it... Along with it came Woodpeckers' Rabbet Guage set...

...and all this time all I had was a caliper...


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you trying to be a crowd of one???
now you really have to have that Veritas rabbet plane...
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If only new layers hadn't been added....

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you trying to be a crowd of one???
now you really have to have that Veritas rabbet plane...

LOL...yeah, I guess I'll have to spring for one soon...
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got one yet???

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I own three Woodpecker items.

First is multi use, but mostly used to check slot-blade alignment, but mostly for setting the fence. $100, but such a pleasure to use once in awhile. No regrets.

Second, the coping sled I don't use...unnecessary item. Wasted money.

The third is the plate for my Triton router, extra thick, twist lock inserts and many sizes of snap-in inserts. Really like it, overpriced, but worth it. Probably won't sag for a million years.




Other than that, I haven't seen a one time tool worth the high cost, but they are pretty to look at.
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One more tool I didn't know about but now I have to have it!! LOL
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They are beautiful things. The red is even nicer than that of the Brembo brake callipers, that you see on fancier cars!

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In Woodpeckers case the cost greatly exceeds the neat factor in pretty much every case. I don’t mind paying extra for quality but they’re past that point of diminishing returns.
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None of my tools are red. And that DEFINITELY includes saw blades.

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I don't do this type of trenching as an exact fit. I set the top of the trench line exactly where I want it and run the trench with a router, I use any cutter that is at least 3/4ers the stock thickness, then I do a rebate on the underside of the stock and that rebate serves a few purposes, One, it leaves the tenon the correct thickness for the groove and two, it leaves a shoulder that sets and exact width when the stock is inserted. This type of groove and rebate joining, can be used for any construction, so I do that and three, it also deals with any stock that varies in thickness quite well, I don't do exact width grooving. N

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