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03-04-2019 01:52 AM

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Figured it would be worth sharing here to those that might be interested.
Some of you may be familiar with Andrew Klein. He’s the inventor of the FKA Wood Whisperer Thread Taps and probably more publicly known as the inventor of the Miter Fold Dado set sold at Rockler. He has started a Kickstarter Campaign to sell his new invention: The Twin Turbo Vise. It’s a steel geared twin screw vise that has a fast and slow mode with negligible racking. I’ve been following him on this since he first mentioned it on his youtube channel. Worth a gander if you’ve been thinking about upgrading your vise. I have no affiliation with Andy; just a fellow woodworker who sees a lot of potential from this and thought it was worth sharing.

Kickstarter Campaign
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2121995757/twin-turbo-vise?ref=user_menu

Andy’s YouTube Playlist regarding the Vise
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YbsEaHa-0aw&list=PLBtl4Z2Fk7O2TYa3YVEFUWVsZTamg0Jv1


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#1 posted 03-04-2019 03:13 AM

great idea and im sure they will sell but as far as an investment ill keep my money where it is.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#2 posted 03-04-2019 03:19 AM



great idea and im sure they will sell but as far as an investment ill keep my money where it is.

- pottz

Yeah, i’ve done kickstarters before when you are getting a benefit from fronting them the money as an investor. But if its more than a veritas twin screw then i fail to see the point.

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#3 posted 03-04-2019 03:31 AM



great idea and im sure they will sell but as far as an investment ill keep my money where it is.

- pottz

This isn’t a typical Kickstarter. Prototypes have already been made and distributed to various other YouTube woodworkers, so all the parts are on solid ground. The kickstarter is more of a bulk initial order with the manufacturer for the parts. I see this more as a Pre-Order from a reputable maker/inventor than a Kickstarter where the maker hasn’t solidified anything and doesn’t understand the costs associated with it. Not trying to convince you; just a clarification on what this actually is.

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#4 posted 03-04-2019 03:34 AM


great idea and im sure they will sell but as far as an investment ill keep my money where it is.

- pottz

Yeah, i’ve done kickstarters before when you are getting a benefit from fronting them the money as an investor. But if its more than a veritas twin screw then i fail to see the point.

- SMP

One of the videos in the playlist takes you to another woodworker who compares the Veritas to the Twin Turbo. Going from chain-driven to a gear set makes a big difference and having support blocks helps prevent sagging and most of the racking. Worth a watch if you’re curious on the differences.

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#5 posted 03-05-2019 05:16 PM

If you are supporting Andy Klein then you can also support his Indiegogo funding for the pencil making tool

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/pencil-making-tool#/

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#6 posted 03-05-2019 05:36 PM


If you are supporting Andy Klein then you can also support his Indiegogo funding for the pencil making tool

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/pencil-making-tool#/

- Notw


180.00 bucks so you can make a wood pencil that you get at office depot for a fraction.sounds like the investment of a lifetime.i think not-LOL!

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#7 posted 03-05-2019 06:01 PM


If you are supporting Andy Klein then you can also support his Indiegogo funding for the pencil making tool

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/pencil-making-tool#/

- Notw

180.00 bucks so you can make a wood pencil that you get at office depot for a fraction.sounds like the investment of a lifetime.i think not-LOL!

- pottz

Then it’s definitely not marketed towards you, but there is a market obviously because it’s already been funded in 1 day. Then there’s the $400 Chopstick maker from Bridge City Tools. There’s a market for that too that people have bought and used to make for trade shows and to sell. I’m surprised every day what kind of tools are out there that actually has a good following and market.

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#8 posted 03-06-2019 03:59 PM


If you are supporting Andy Klein then you can also support his Indiegogo funding for the pencil making tool

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/pencil-making-tool#/

- Notw

180.00 bucks so you can make a wood pencil that you get at office depot for a fraction.sounds like the investment of a lifetime.i think not-LOL!

- pottz

I don’t think the intent was ever to make a single pencil, but the joy of making something yourself and making things to sell at crafts shows or give as gifts. I can buy BIC pens at office depot all day but I would much rather use one of the ones i’ve turned myself.

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#9 posted 03-13-2019 09:58 PM

I’m a backer and proud of it! I got in line for the 20” vice. It’s pure genius and it looks great too! I’ve backed several projects on Kickstarter in the past and they have always delivered to full expectations and more! Plus this is Andy Klein. He’s an established inventor and well respected in the community.

my two cents

Scott

-- "Nothing happens until you build it"

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#10 posted 03-13-2019 10:57 PM

I think it’s pretty cool. Definitely not for me though.

It’s kinda funny though. I don’t see people that use bench vises to be the crowd of people in a hurry.

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#11 posted 03-14-2019 02:46 PM



I think it’s pretty cool. Definitely not for me though.

It’s kinda funny though. I don’t see people that use bench vises to be the crowd of people in a hurry.

- CWWoodworking


bingo,do you really need too spend more so you can crank your vise twice as fast?

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#12 posted 03-14-2019 08:17 PM

I think it’s pretty cool. Definitely not for me though.

It’s kinda funny though. I don’t see people that use bench vises to be the crowd of people in a hurry.

- CWWoodworking

bingo,do you really need too spend more so you can crank your vise twice as fast?

- pottz

Almost the same price as the Veritas twin screw vise, so the cost is irrelevant. Plus there are tons of people who build the Roubo bench with Benchcrafted leg vise, tail vise, etc etc. That’s over $1k easily if buying from scratch. Definitely a market for them; just not everyone’s cup of tea. In my case, I’m supporting an inventor who makes amazing projects and items but also a product that will save some headache in the long run.

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#13 posted 03-20-2019 02:36 PM

Kickstarter projects are not investments just a way to support an inventor and perhaps (in this case) get a vise that solves a problem (racking) before the price goes up. I wish I could invest. I could see Rockler buying this if he’s willing to sell. It looks well thought out and way more substancial than Veritas.

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#14 posted 03-20-2019 05:59 PM

I bought day 1, dont tell the wife. It is definately well built from what i can see. and not chain driven like the Veritas. Im not sure who posted it up but there’s a video showing how the veritas has to be taken apart and adjusted from time to time. now i have to build a bench

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#15 posted 03-20-2019 06:17 PM

I have been following this vise from the start and bought two day one. The price seems great to me and the functionality is perfect. I have a feeling that when the dust settle I will have gotten a deal as either they will never be available again or they will be considerably more.

Looking forward to mine!

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