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01-05-2012 12:05 AM

Saw this on youtube and was very impressed a bit expensive at $58 dollars inc delivery and two extra rubber footings to Scotland but I think this is a good design.Do any of you have this and is it good.Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#1 posted 01-05-2012 12:09 AM

Hah, interesting – they’re in my town. I am always a little leery of products that use tons of capital letters in their descriptions, but it does look like a good idea. Though I wonder how hard it would be to make one of that shape from wood and put grippers on the bottom. Wouldn’t have the push pin, though.

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#2 posted 01-05-2012 12:11 AM

HI Elizabeth it would be easy enough to make if you just bought the dovetailed grippers and made your own but since I am so far away and the postage would be high anyway I just bit the bullet. Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#3 posted 01-05-2012 12:16 AM

Looks interesting Alistair. I’ll be hoping you review it after you have used it.

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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#4 posted 01-05-2012 12:18 AM

The pushstick remains flat on the board irregardless of the wood’s thickness, even if you’re sitting in the middle of a long board.

It looks like a good product regardless of thier use of the non-word “irregardless” in thier ad.

-- "Hard work is not defined by the difficulty of the task as much as a person's desire to perform it.", DS251

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#5 posted 01-05-2012 12:22 AM

I have a friend that makes them like that out of wood. He buys a bicycle off road tire (knobby) and cuts the grippers out of it.

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#6 posted 01-05-2012 12:42 AM

Thank you my friend for the post ! Looks like the damn thing will be a valuable asset ! Not all of us can knock a biker off his/her trail bike and slash a chunk of tire off for our own use without irritating the bike owner and making a new enemy.and getting to know the local constable intimately ! ..I am not that fast a runner nor do I have cahones the size of cantelopes ! So like you, I don’t have access to a graveyard of old bike tires either ! Looks like a good investment and I am gonna make the same investment you did my friend ! Thanks for the idea. It is easy to forget that there are always those willing to say they know a better way to do everything (bless their lil’ hearts) but it is also just as easy to ignore them ! Happy new year Alistair ! your north florida friend don s.
porchfish @ porchfish studio

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#7 posted 01-05-2012 12:51 AM

I had one of those but quit using it. For some reason, I wasn’t comfortable with the angle of the handle to the workpiece. Neat concept, but just didn’t work for me.

-- Adversity doesn't build reveals it.

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#8 posted 01-05-2012 12:55 AM

Hope I didn’t give the impression that I didn’t think you should buy it, Alistair. Actually I am looking forward to your thoughts once you get it. :)

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#9 posted 01-05-2012 12:57 AM

Sounds like Sawkerf might have a used one for sale at a slight discount???
(Maybe I’m reading too much into his/her post)

-- "Hard work is not defined by the difficulty of the task as much as a person's desire to perform it.", DS251

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#10 posted 01-05-2012 06:17 AM

Cheaper at McFeely's.
That said, I prefer to make my own. Cheap (free thanks to scraps) and I can design them to my own liking.

-- He who dies with the most tools... dies with the emptiest wallet.

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#11 posted 01-05-2012 06:30 AM

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#12 posted 01-05-2012 06:34 AM

It doesn’t have to have rubber grippers, you can make something similar out of plywood, and have a catch on the back ot it.

-- The mark of a good carpenter is not how few mistakes he makes, but rather how well he fixes them.

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#13 posted 01-05-2012 06:52 AM

Make my own out of MDF with a replacable rear catch. Made 3, 1/4” 1/2” & 3/4. They work great.

-- TheOldTimer,Chandler Arizona

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#14 posted 01-05-2012 07:29 AM

A local guy makes something similar and I’ll be stealing his design to make my own. He made a handle that can easily be changed out that screws to the top of the board. He glues 2 square pieces of scrap 3/4” ply together, glues a straight piece on the bottom back edge , a second one has an l shaped piece glued on it. The handle gets screwed to it with screws that go in a 1/2” leaving a 1” of blade penetration before a screw is touched by the saw blade. Just keep the blade to just above the height of the wood.

Porchfish, any shop I worked at would have been happy to toss several damaged tires your way in the summer just for the asking, have to ask to have one saved in the winter and could take a couple weeks. Just don’t be surprised when they cut the tire completely across before giving it to you.

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#15 posted 01-05-2012 03:49 PM

I made mine. It’s rough, but it works! Saves me $58!!!

-- Jamsie

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