Personally I wouldn't buy these for clamping, but if the screw operates
under power in both directions and the switch leads could be brought
out externally, I could envision some neat uses for these things
as positioning mechanisms or in home made robots & such.
Often wrong, never in doubt.
Larry Wasserman - Baltimore, Maryland - firstname.lastname@example.org
I love how they sell stuff like that. Check out this picture from the
I suppose if you're that inept, an auto-clamp might keep you from
crushing your fingers in a normal clamp. Notice how nice his cuts are
even using a handsaw in that awkward position - the ends of the board
look like they were done on a tablesaw. Most admirable. The tool
selection hanging on that rack is priceless - a couple of paint
rollers, couple of hammers, a large wrench, a couple of putty knives
and a rubber mallet. Yep, time for him to be open up his own cabinet
This guy in the photo has it all wrong.
He needs to turn the board around,set on it. cup of java in left hand
saw in right hand.
OOOH be carefull not to get any sawdust in your java, mite be bad for
If someone would make one that is both pneumatic, cost effective, and could
be adapted for use on the multi-router, I would buy a couple or three in
Nothing lazy about it ... it's amazing how much time and effort placing,
tightening, and loosening clamps is expended when 'batching' multiple parts,
say mortises in both ends of 72 slats! DAMHIKT
Here is a pair that JDS sells for the Multi-router:
I still do not understand those guys at JDS...
They could up their volume by thousands if they
would price that stupid Multi-router more in line
with what you get.
Trying to hit a home run with every single sale is
just plain dumb. I can not imagine how many they would
sell with a lower price point.
Well, unless they're a bunch of shmucks (doubtful) they have probably
run those calculations. I don't know much about the company but it
could be shop based. Lower the price and up the volume and they would
be facing production of a different scale. Since these machines are
not mass market -like IPods or cell phones- it might not make sense
from a logistical or financial perspective.
I'm sure it doesn't. The Multi-Router is of a quality that you rarely see
any longer in this country and I'm surprised they don't cost more. You
really have to take a close look at one, and put it through it's paces, to
appreciate the mix of engineering, accuracy and robustness that is inherent
in the beast ... makes the words "fit and finish" too paltry to describe it.
Okay, okay okaaaayyyy!!! I surrender... I want one, damn you!!! That
machine oooooozes: "buy me, buy me!!!"
(*practising my rationalization*: the mix of engineering, accuracy and
robustness, the mix of engineering, accuracy and robustness, the mix of
engineering, accuracy and robustness.)
But I will wait for jBot. <g>
Have you had any hands on with one? I could be way off base, but IMO it is
pretty hard to imagine a machine of that quality/caliber priced much lower
than it is.
Hell, folks pay that much for a laptop that's obsolete in two years.
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