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  • #10819
    Ken
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    Not sure what to think  about this one. Total price is about  $2714.50

    HaHa Think I will pass on this one 🙂

     

    #10852
    Scott
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    I would eventually put a groove right through my index finger with that thing. Looks useful for a model maker or box maker who needs exacting precision.

    The engineering of BCT products is superb, albeit too fancy, eclectic and expensive for my taste. Their tools do become instant heirlooms, and I see them offered at collector tool auctions all the time. Kudos to a tool maker that can pull that off.

    What do you think, Ken?

    -Scott Los Angeles

    #10854
    George Bridgeman
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    Very clever and well engineered but I’m struggling to agree with them that it’s safe. Pushing the wood through at the speeds they are, you could put a pretty huge kerf in your finger very quickly!

    George.

    "To know and not do is to not know"

    #10855
    Ken
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    Hi Scott,

    I will stick to my hand saws, plane and shooting board buddy. It looks very well made, and it has been well thought out, and it could be a great help to some people, if they have that kind of money.

    #10856
    jgust747
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    It has built in SawStop (SawStop saws detect contact with skin) 🙂

     

    Reminds me of man powered table saws

    Dallas, Texas

    #10857
    Tim457
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    I think you could eventually learn to keep your fingers away from the blade, but I think it would take a few accidents to get there. Also they claim no cleanup of the cuts is needed, but if you watch the video carefully, some of the cuts are not perfectly clean and do need some cleanup. Last, those blades are 28-34 ppi, so either you send them back in to get sharpened or you buy new ones. They didn’t list the price for replacement blades or sharpening.  The website has it for $1400 though, unless you’re including the precision fence, which I don’t think I saw in the video. Either way, interesting stuff. I like the idea of innovative muscle powered tools. I’d love some treadle powered stuff, particularly a lathe and maybe a scroll saw. Might build the lathe just for the fun of it some day.

    #10858
    Ken
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    Yeah $1094.50 for the Precision Fence  another $235 for the stand, I think people would by the complete package.

    Just think of the hand tools you could buy for that kind of money. 🙂

    #10859
    Justjoe
    Participant

    It says that you could use it while your family was sleeping. It makes a horrible noise. Hand tool’s sound good but I think Id prefer the constant whirring noise of a band saw to that.

    Lincolnshire, England
    www.joesleightwoodworker.co.uk

    #10861
    RL
    Participant

    You’re unlikely to cut yourself because the blade is tapered front to back. So as long as your finger or thumb behind the workpiece is out of the way, it’s almost impossible to cut anything in front.

    I think it’s a fantastic piece of engineering, and I know several people who use it and adore it. I don’t have a use for it and consequently don’t own one, but I wouldn’t say it is overpriced given its unique and specialised features for which many people are prepared to pay.

    #10863
    Dave
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    I could buy a few more tools for 2714.50 🙂

    -Canada

    #10865
    Scott
    Participant

    I wrote “expensive”, not overpriced. If I was a professional Architectural model maker, that thing would not leave my side. 😉

    -Scott Los Angeles

    #10874
    RL
    Participant

    Sorry Scott, I wasn’t directing my second paragraph at you but making a general statement.

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