|Forum topic by JeffP||posted 01-16-2015 12:59 PM||801 views||0 times favorited||5 replies|
01-16-2015 12:59 PM
I’m in the process of putting together a non-pro woodworking shop.
Since I have been looking at related items a lot lately, all of the online marketing robots have recognized me (perhaps correctly) as a sucker for all things woodworking. I pretty much can’t go anywhere on the web now without seeing ads for woodworking related “paraphernalia”. Clamps and safety-gadgets and digital protractors, oh my.
Before getting more interested in this area lately, I would have thought that the market for woodworking accessories was really small. Upon seeing such a variety of gadgets for sale, I have started to wonder how many of a new “must have” gadget a company could hope to sell.
Anybody have some wild guesses (or perhaps even real data) regarding how many of an item a company like Incra or Festool or Jessem might realistically sell of whatever their latest gadget might be? (I’m talking of items that fall loosely into the realm of “impulse buys”—let’s just say less than $200)
Even a “hunk of molded plastic” like a Grrraber or a pocket-hole jig can be MUCH more expensive to produce in small quantities.
-- Last week I finally got my $*i# together. Unfortunately, it was in my shop, so I will probably never find it again.