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Forum topic by Abe posted 12-23-2011 02:44 AM 1196 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Abe

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12-23-2011 02:44 AM

Howdy LJ.

A question for the broader masses with more experience than I. The Woodworking show is coming to my area and I got a sweet coupon on peachtree panel glueup systems. I’m thinking about pulling the trigger, but I can’t really decide. Coupon knocks almost $150 off the website price. Looks almost… too easy. Does anyone have any background, experience, opinion, or any input into this system?

I fab a lot of panels for case goods and I have to admit that this really appeals to me, but I’m having a hard time being a believer.

System is found here:
http://www.ptreeusa.com/panel_glue_up.htm

Thanks for any inputs. You all take it easy, best wishes for the holidays. – Abe

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#1 posted 12-23-2011 03:30 AM

It’s the same as a Plano clamp. I have a Plano glue press and it’s
fiddly to figure out but in terms of speed and consistency in glue-ups,
it is an amazing improvement over bar clamps. If your boards are
consistent in thickness, your glue-ups will come out very close to flat.

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#2 posted 12-23-2011 05:22 AM

Didn’t know Plano made an equivalent system. Thanks for that tip. Always good to see what the competition is doing.

Second your downside cr1. That said, I’m probably guilty of overtightening my bars when I’m gluing up a panel but I know with my current method I can get panels that are level and require relatively little surfacing of any size. I don’t know that these things are gonna have the consistent reliability under strain that I’m looking for.

Thanks for the inputs. Obliged. – a

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#3 posted 12-23-2011 05:28 AM

It is way faster than regular clamps. You have no idea.

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#4 posted 03-05-2012 01:29 AM

Let’s be clear: PLANO is the original patented system, designed and still manufactured in Sweden, repeatedly praised in the media, and used in thousands of shops around the world for over twenty years. The peachtree is an unauthorized, reverse-engineered Chinese imitation that is merely represented as being the same.

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