Maybe the price is just to help draws folks' interest. It looks like they
could sell it for
a lot less. And I hear people are more impressed with what they save than
pay anyway. Marketing ploy?
If so, it seems that if it works as well as it seems, somebody will knock it
off and sell it for less. I don't know how much less though. I don't see
this as a high production tool or anything. Maybe three different models
depending on precision and ruggedness may be in order.
Are you reading this Rob Lee? You think that Veritas may be interested in
producing a similar tool to this?? Hint, hint. :)
Speaking of which, I'm thinking now that a nice little table that holds a
Multimaster could be a handy thing. Not what you'd use for ripping 8/4
lumber but for dovetails and the like the thin blades could be handy. OTOH
might work as well hand-held. Never though of trying that before.
That may be a matter openion. Way way back when I used to buy their
products. I have some of their rules, an angle gauge and a Squivel with a
penny in it. Not long after their road to recovery their prices got out of
Bridge City Tool Works has always sold high end, expensive tools. This thing
has to be the most expensive hand saw I have ever seen. Or is it a manual
table saw? Whatever it is, it is wonderful. I am drooling here. And
apparently so many people liked it that they have run out of their first
production run. If you want one, you have to get on a list.
But it looks like just the ticket for small, precise parts. Model makers,
wood turners, doll house makers, mineratures, etc. I bet it is a big hit
for anybody who needs those small, precise parts.
I don't do anything like that and I still want one.
<experiencing tool lust here>
I had the same thought until I remembered that there are a /lot/ of
apartment-dwellers who don't have shop space available.
Quiet operaion and ease of dust control might be attractive to them, and
I suspect other designs will appear to solve the price problem.
I was just thinking that it should be possible to build a CNC version
for considerably less money than Bridge City's manual version - and that
the CNC version needn't be significantly noisier...
I had not looked into BCT before, but then again I haven't dragged my
knuckles on the ground for quite a long time *S*. I do see the appeal
though. I'll just stick with the plug-ins for the time being.
$1300? Fuck no.
Per several comments on the /Make/ page, the plastic bevel gears and
aluminum parts look cheesy.
There's a real ergonomic problem here: unless you have a helper, you
need one hand to crank the saw, leaving only one other hand to guide the
A better arrangement might be to use a foot treadle. Before the advent
of power tools, there were lots and lots of treadle-powered tools, from
drill presses to jigsaws.
Found--the gene that causes belief in genetic determinism
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