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russv

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02-01-2010 11:28 PM

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I have recently seen the Joint Maker Pro from Bridge City Tools. Has anyone else seen this tool or bought one yet?

russv

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Jeison

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#1 posted 02-01-2010 11:31 PM

http://www.bridgecitytools.com/Products/Jointmaker+/Jointmaker+Pro+v2

I thought it looked really interesting until I saw the $1200 price tag :(

-- - Jei, Rockford IL - When in doubt, spray it with WD-40 and wrap it with duct tape. The details will attend to themselves.

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#2 posted 02-02-2010 01:00 AM

i keep wondering why one can’t make one? it looks easy to make except for the blade height adjustment.

russv

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#3 posted 02-02-2010 01:21 AM

I like your attitude russv. For 1,200 dollars, I thought there were at least a 5 year supply of Geisha girls included to massage your arm from cranking.

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#4 posted 02-02-2010 02:03 AM

I remember seeing a video a while back, I think before it was available, great idea/product but way too much coin.

-- Good judgement comes from experience and experience comes from poor judgement.

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#5 posted 02-02-2010 02:08 AM

I think it’s unique but it’s something I would never own.

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russv

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#6 posted 02-02-2010 02:37 AM

a question . . .

would you make it instead of buy it? for example, buy a router table or build your own?

when i look to buy a tool, i do evaluate if i can make it beter or/and cheaper. sometimes, people want to make so much money on their idea, they forget, they need to make it better and cheaper than you can make it for yourself. if i only want to make one, that’s ok, if i want to make money off their idea, that’s wrong. that is how it works.

i have been looking at the JMP and am not convinced that i can’t make it alot cheaper than i can buy it. the whole thing is built on the japanese saw (or any saw) concept.

russv

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Tim Dahn

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#7 posted 02-02-2010 02:52 AM

Not sure I could make one and still have all the adjustment capabilities. It really is quality unique product, a 90 degree cut would be one thing but making all the angle cuts is another.

-- Good judgement comes from experience and experience comes from poor judgement.

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#8 posted 02-02-2010 03:02 AM

I think it is a great idea, but the price is a little too tall for the amount of use it would get.

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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sIKE

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#9 posted 02-02-2010 03:34 AM

I think that taking older contractor saw pulling the motor out. Weld a small rectangular plate steel too the arbor. Tap a couple of holes though said steel plate at 10-15 degree angle from each other, too attach the saw blade to, should just about to do it….

-- //FC - Round Rock, TX - "Experience is what you get just after you need it"

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#10 posted 02-02-2010 03:45 AM

Very nice and innovative tool. I would love to have one but I would only be willing to pay $120 for it tops not 10x as much. I don’t think one can get a return on this type of jig. It is really limited compared to what my $500 table saw can tackle.

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#11 posted 02-02-2010 04:14 AM

It’s $1545 if you want to buy it assembled.

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#12 posted 02-02-2010 04:38 AM

I’ve seen it at a Lie Nielsen show in Austin. I wasn’t impressed. Where is the challenge? $1200 for something that you have to tell people that you didn’t make them, you have some tool that does it for you?

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#13 posted 02-02-2010 05:37 AM

Why would it be any different than using a router with dovetail bit? The tool does it for you, eh?

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#14 posted 02-02-2010 06:41 AM

wildly overpriced for what it is, for that amount of money it should be gold plated for pete’s sake..hehe

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#15 posted 02-02-2010 06:43 AM

Everything on the site is that way as I remember :-)

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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