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Offline Peter Parfitt

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New Parf Product Now on Sale
« on: October 19, 2017, 01:04 PM »
Hi Everyone

Over the last year and a bit I have been working with Axminster Tools and Machinery on a completely new dog concept. They have taken the engineering lead and finally we have a brand new Parf product.

We believe that the design and concept are both unique.

Here is a link to the video:



The product went on sale this afternoon.

Peter

Offline Mark Johnson

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Re: New Parf Product Now on Sale
« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2017, 01:27 PM »
Ordered a couple to give them a try.  They look neat.

Offline JCLP

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Re: New Parf Product Now on Sale
« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2017, 02:12 PM »
Peter. Is anyone in Canada going to be selling these?

JC

Offline Birdhunter

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Re: New Parf Product Now on Sale
« Reply #3 on: October 19, 2017, 03:01 PM »
U.S.A. availability? I’d like to order a pair.
Birdhunter

Offline live4ever

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Re: New Parf Product Now on Sale
« Reply #4 on: October 19, 2017, 03:09 PM »
Nice job Peter and Axminster!  Could it be one dog to rule them all?   [eek]
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Offline jwjones2000

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« Reply #5 on: October 19, 2017, 03:28 PM »
I don't see the Parf Chamfer tool listed for sale online.

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Re: New Parf Product Now on Sale
« Reply #6 on: October 19, 2017, 03:31 PM »
To answer the queries above...

I do not now if Axminster have had a chat to anyone in NA yet. I leave the marketing to them. Even if they have it will take a month or more before anything can be put in place.

If you would like to get some then I suggest that you order direct from Axminster. You can shop in US $ on their web site and remember that you will have the price reduced straight away as you will not be liable to the European sales tax (VAT) which is 20%. In many cases that covers the shipping and so you end up with a pretty good deal.

Please note that a real person has to get involved with overseas orders and you may have to wait until working hours in the UK to get a quote for carriage and a bottom line cost.

Good luck.

Peter

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Re: New Parf Product Now on Sale
« Reply #7 on: October 19, 2017, 03:34 PM »
I don't see the Parf Chamfer tool listed for sale online.

That surprised me too. I will give them a call in the morning but I am sure that you could send an email to them and get something sorted out.

My guess (and it is only a guess) is that they have only made (say) 200 of the chamfer cutters expecting a 20% take-up. But it should be put on the web site.

Peter

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Re: New Parf Product Now on Sale
« Reply #8 on: October 19, 2017, 04:42 PM »
Just ordered two from Axminster. Great folks to deal with and simply no need to wait till they are available from a US vendor. Anyway, I wanted the chamfer tool as well so I left them a message from the order confirm page asking that they please add the tool to my order.

Jack

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« Reply #9 on: October 19, 2017, 09:04 PM »
I already have the Parf jig and dogs (awesome) and have made the first of six 4x5 Multifunction Tops. Of course then I found out about the Qwas Dogs and track dogs (awesome) so I own them now.... And tomorrow I'll find out what the shipping is going to run for a pair sent over the pond....awesome... Lol

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« Reply #10 on: October 19, 2017, 11:08 PM »
Another great product, Peter!  Really well done!

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Re: New Parf Product Now on Sale
« Reply #11 on: October 20, 2017, 04:18 AM »
Hi Everyone

I have just phoned Axminster and the Chamfer Tool should be on the web site by close of play (UK time) today.

Peter

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Re: New Parf Product Now on Sale
« Reply #12 on: October 20, 2017, 05:11 AM »
I tried ordering the Super Dogs, but ran into a snag when the web site could not estimate shipping. I wanted two Super Dogs and the chamfer tool. Bummer.
Birdhunter

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« Reply #13 on: October 20, 2017, 05:25 AM »
Hi Peter,

Well done.  Is it a British designed and made product?

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« Reply #14 on: October 20, 2017, 06:57 AM »
I tried ordering the Super Dogs, but ran into a snag when the web site could not estimate shipping. I wanted two Super Dogs and the chamfer tool. Bummer.

You gave up too early - go all the way to the checkout and give your address etc. Then the machine will accept what you have done and hand it to a human who will check the shipping, give you a quote by email and then you can either accept of decline.

Take a look at the Axminster instructions on their web site:

http://www.axminster.co.uk/international-delivery

If you do not get the message that a human will contact you next then you have exited too early.

Peter

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« Reply #15 on: October 20, 2017, 07:15 AM »
Great idea, Peter!  Well done!  [smile]
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« Reply #16 on: October 20, 2017, 07:16 AM »
I have just had a call from Axminster. The Chamfer Tool should be on the web site today and it will have a part number of 104464.

Peter

Offline ProCarpenterRVA

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« Reply #17 on: October 20, 2017, 07:16 AM »
These dogs are very reasonably priced for the machining involved.
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« Reply #18 on: October 20, 2017, 07:21 AM »
Hi Peter,

Well done.  Is it a British designed and made product?

Brilliant - many thanks for letting everyone know.

I have now discovered that the slight delay getting the Parf Guide System back in stock is that Axminster are installing new equipment in order to increase the production rate and it apparently is only going at the speed of the outside contractor.

Willie - many thanks.

Peter

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« Reply #19 on: October 20, 2017, 08:06 AM »
Super Parf Dogs coming to TSO Products soon - as soon as the shipment reaches our warehouse [smile]

When we received an advance set we were blown away by the combination of ingenious design and excellent execution. These SUPER Parf Dogs represent the ultimate in precision centering and perpendicularity of workholding location.

We expect to be able to offer them below the cost you would pay if ordering from overseas, just like we are doing on the UJK Dog Rail Clips and- in a matter of days now - for the Parf Guide System.

We are adding names to our first-come-first serve list for the SUPER Parf Dog as well. No obligation until you see the price and availability on our website. do it now . . .
Email us info@tsoproducts.com

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Re: New Parf Product Now on Sale
« Reply #20 on: October 20, 2017, 10:14 AM »
Interesting. As someone who has been interested in the Parf Dogs but hasn't bought any yet, anyone want to give me some buying advice as to what I should get?

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Re: New Parf Product Now on Sale
« Reply #21 on: October 20, 2017, 02:23 PM »
I did receive the email regarding shipping cost and completed the transaction. Two Super Dogs and the chamfer tool. I think the dogs will be a great addition to my MFTs.
Birdhunter

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« Reply #22 on: October 20, 2017, 03:19 PM »
Complete my order this morning.

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Re: New Parf Product Now on Sale
« Reply #23 on: October 25, 2017, 07:15 AM »
Axminster have sold out of the first batch of Parf Super Dogs. I understand that they are already making the next batch of 1,000 and they should be hitting the warehouse soon.

Peter

Offline Stowe Boy

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« Reply #24 on: October 26, 2017, 09:22 AM »
Sorry if I missed this.

What is the purpose of the chamfer?




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« Reply #25 on: October 26, 2017, 10:22 AM »
Sorry if I missed this.

What is the purpose of the chamfer?




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The chamfer functions they same ways as a lock washer on a bolt.

Dog with a chamfer will sit more securely when you use a knob to lock the dog in place under the table.  Someone using a dog to align a track for a track saw or a router can have 100% confidence the dog won’t slip slightly out of alignment when they’re making a cut on a track. 

The chamfer locks the dog in place giving you the confidence your dog is perfectly aligned. 

Offline Michael Kellough

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Re: New Parf Product Now on Sale
« Reply #26 on: October 26, 2017, 10:47 AM »
The function of the chamfer is to keep all the parts concentric with the hole.
(not a lock-washer function)
Without a chamfer the parts could easily be misaligned (however slightly) since there has to be some slack for the threaded section.

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« Reply #27 on: October 26, 2017, 12:52 PM »
The function of the chamfer is to keep all the parts concentric with the hole.
(not a lock-washer function)
Without a chamfer the parts could easily be misaligned (however slightly) since there has to be some slack for the threaded section.

Spot on - it keeps the Super Dog perpendicular to the bench top.

I heard today that back orders are being handled now and stock will appear on the Axminster web site very soon. The same goes for the Parf Guide System where new machinery and tooling has been installed especially to speed up production.

Peter

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« Reply #28 on: October 26, 2017, 01:35 PM »
Thank you, all. I appreciate the explanation.


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« Reply #29 on: December 03, 2017, 10:21 PM »
the Super Parf Dog shipment destined for TSO Products' inventory has cleared customs coming from the UK. We won't delay one minute to get these turned around and fill orders. And, yes, more are on the way  [smile]

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