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Forum topic by richgreer posted 07-06-2010 09:06 PM 1551 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-06-2010 09:06 PM

I see that Bridge City’s Jointmakers have been discussed on this site before but it looks like it has been over 2 years since they got any attention.

From what I read of the posts from 2 years ago, no LJs acknowledged that they owned one.

I’m curious – By now, has any LJ purchased a Jointmaker from Bridge City Tools?

Personally, I find it to be a very interesting tool but, even I, choke on the price.

I see that some people 2 years ago were talking about making their own. Has anyone done that?

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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#1 posted 07-06-2010 09:10 PM

Someone said they were going to buy one in the last few weeks. Maybe they will pop up or search a little more.

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

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#2 posted 10-09-2010 02:50 AM

I am new to LumberJocks, just joined today 10-08-10. I stumbled across something about the Bridge City Tools JointMaker Pro on an internet search. The artice was from Betsy, who planned to purchase this machine. I just discovered this machine last Saturday at the Cincinnati wood show. I was impressed with the cut, no need for sandpaper any more. I do inlay and make small precision parts and this machine seems that it would fit my needs. I am looking for anyone who own or has used one and can comment. I am also looking for anyone who owns one of these machine who would like to sell it.

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#3 posted 10-09-2010 03:13 AM

Welcome to LJs.

Since I posted this 94 days ago, I have become a little more familiar with Bridge City Tools but I have not purchased the jointmaker.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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#4 posted 10-13-2010 03:32 AM

Rich, I tend to agree with almost all of your posts. And I agree with you that its kind of an interesting tool. But when I think of the real machines I could by for $1200.00, I have to say that the price for a static little saw like that is way, way, out of bounds. I could get a Grizzly 10” 3HP cabinet saw for that price, or I could get a 19” Extreme series bandsaw or both a 24” Omnijig and a Grizzly 8” jointer. The value and price are just way out of sync. That’s $150.00 item. If they can’t sell them its their own fault for tagging them with such a ridiculous price.

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#5 posted 10-13-2010 03:43 AM

i agree, when i saw it i started drawing up plans for building my own version…but as with many things, not important enough to dedicate that much time to right now…i think they should Definitely be able to offer it with good quality for <$500, maybe then more people would consider….i hope they don’t sell any, so they have to close them out for many times less =] lol

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#6 posted 10-13-2010 08:51 AM

Bridge City’s business model is no stock. A lot of the tools you see listed in their catalog aren’t for sale anymore. They take orders for a period of time, then they start making tools. They also take deposits when you order. You’ll get your tool when they are done making it. No overstock/clearance sales. Pretty good tools actually. I have a few from way back when, before they got really expensive.

-- Karen - a little bit of stupid goes a long way

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