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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 01-17-2012, 06:59 AM Thread Starter
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Default Shop Fox is discontinuing the OPR

Talked with WoodStock International this week about the Shop Fox OPR. The manufacturer in Taiwan has raised the "minimums" for production. WoodStock says slow sales on the OPR do not warrant continuing the OPR. It's a business decision and totally understandable. However...

...This is an example of how retailers do business these days. In my opinion, the OPR is an invaluable tool and one of the last tools I would ever get rid of. Also, the Shop Fox is used by many of the guitar makers and considered essential to their kind of craft. But here we go...discontinued because of slow sales.

I wonder if the Shop Smith OPR is next to bite-the-dust for the same reason.

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I doubt that the Shopsmith OPR will be discontinued. Mine's over 30 years old and they've been selling them ever since. I cannot recall of any major tool that they have discontinued for slow sales. They are even still selling my 35 year old model MKV 500.

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