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04-01-2012 03:51 AM

Ok, so last week I manages to score a good deal on a very nice 80 gallon sppedaire. This week I purchased a freeborn door edge cutter that has a top and bottom profile that works with 35 mm cup hinges. I needed the cutter like yesterday so I called the local dealer and requested he get.the cutter for me as quick as he can. A few hours later he called to inform me the cutter was ordered and being shipped from CA. He requested payment if 360.00 plus shipping. I about chocked. He told me freeborn sets pricing and he has very little mark up.

All the cutters I have bought have been mlcs or grizzly and have cost me 100.00 or less. Given freeborn is US company, and I presume they manufacture here in the US, do u all feel the price is fair. My understanding is the quality is higher then what I am accustomed to.

So does anyone have an opinion? The cutter hopefully will last 20 uears for that price. It actually would pay for itself in about 4 years based on the fact I spend about 100 per year on throw away router bits to do complete the task my shaper will take over.

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#1 posted 04-01-2012 03:56 AM

I mentioned the speedaire deal because while some deals I might feel like the winner on, other deals I come out feeling like I was just robbed and taken advantage of.

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#2 posted 04-01-2012 04:18 AM

Did he quote a price before you placed your order? How much of that $360 was for shipping?

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#3 posted 04-01-2012 04:28 AM

No he did not. I probably would have shopped it around.

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#4 posted 04-01-2012 04:45 AM

In the future I expect you can get very fast shipping and
fair prices on good quality cutters from Magnate. They
have seemed very eager to get new business and please
existing customers in dealings I’ve had with them. In Los
Angeles of course Magnate is very close to me but I know
they understand that people who need cutters for pro
jobs often need them on short notice.

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#5 posted 04-01-2012 05:00 AM

http://www.freeborntool.com/2011PRICELIST.pdf

Spendy, I couldn’t find your cutter though. It’ll be interesting to see how long is lasts.

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#6 posted 04-01-2012 02:30 PM

Thanks for the source Loren. I am always looking for other good sources. I am also anxious to see how long it last. I buy a 50.00 router bit about once every 6 months to do my door lip edge much less efficiently then I will be able to on the shaper. I am sure I can get it sharpened. Also thanks for the freeborne link. I will check it out.

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#7 posted 04-01-2012 02:33 PM

Oh yeah, and to b clear, it was 360.00 plus the shipping cost.

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#8 posted 04-01-2012 03:33 PM

Freeborn are top shelf cutters. You will be pleased. I use them and have never had issues. Huge difference in quality compared to mlcs or grizzly. If you build full time, these will pay for themselves in a short while. bob

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#9 posted 04-02-2012 12:53 AM

according to the freeborntool.com pdf price list, my local retailer did not upcharge any on their price. So at least my local retailer treated me right. I will look into magnate cutters in future purchases. Thanks for the input guys. I am confident the freeborn cutter will be much higher in quality and I am sure I will love the cutter. Thanks

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