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Offline Peter Parfitt

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Re: UJK Parf Guide System - Videos
« Reply #150 on: June 24, 2016, 10:46 AM »
heheh.. don't mean to bring the recent eu split into this, but with the plummeted pound, there's no better time to buy from axminster :) parallel guide, systainer accessories, etc.

Peter, last night i finished drilling all the 20mm holes on the 3/4 mdf. Looks amazing. The system is unbeatable really, even if you have a router. Got a little scared last night when i didn't take heed to your advice of adding oil to the drill bit EVERY time you use it. It got stuck in the bronze bushing. had to knock the back on the ground couple of times to get it out. It shouldn't have any impact on the precision of the bit..

So at the end, i knocked out all the holes i can do with the guide and dogs. I do have some at the corner of the mdf that i couldn't do. Any idea how to do those?

Yes, I think Axminster's export department are going to be very busy. I understand that a lot of the PGS stock is going to the US and Canada and the numbers are again more than predicted.

I am guessing that the places where you want holes in the corners already have the 3 mm hole that you would have drilled at the beginning. I also assume that these also lie in a row or column of existing 20 mm holes. If so then use the 20 mm Guide Block with a pair of the Veritas Small Bench Dogs on the long side to position the drilling part of the guide over that corner 3 mm hole. Then drill and you are done. It is covered quite clearly in the videos but one does not realise the significance until you are at the stage that you are at now.

Good luck with the final few holes.

Please do not hesitate to PM or email me if you have any problems.

Peter

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Re: UJK Parf Guide System - Videos
« Reply #151 on: June 24, 2016, 10:56 AM »
Did the price go up already or do I remember wrong?

The original £99.96 price was the introductory offer which was supposed to be just for the first production run. Axminster kept it through the second production run and honoured it for all the advanced orders. Things are now where they should be. For people who pay VAT (and certainly those who can claim it back) you will notice that the original discounted price was the current price less VAT.

For all orders outside of the EU your checkout price will be VAT free. Axminster are continually looking for ways to reduce the shipping costs to overseas buyers. They have an Export Department who can handle all queries. Their contact details are: email - export@axminster.co.uk or telephone +44 1297 33666. You can also select US Dollars, UK Pounds or Euros as your currency when browsing the Axminster web site.

I have given those contact details as I have nothing whatsoever to do with the marketing and sales of the PGS.

Peter

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Re: UJK Parf Guide System - Videos
« Reply #152 on: June 24, 2016, 11:34 AM »
Thanks for the info. If I had known/registered that I'd considered ordering earlier, ohh well. Not well advertised imho, but that is not your fault. It just happened to align with the brexit when I went back to the web page.

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Re: UJK Parf Guide System - Videos
« Reply #153 on: June 24, 2016, 12:22 PM »
Thanks for the info. If I had known/registered that I'd considered ordering earlier, ohh well. Not well advertised imho, but that is not your fault. It just happened to align with the brexit when I went back to the web page.

I am partly to blame as I should have made it clear on the "Overview" video. As soon as I realised I went through YouTube and put a label saying that the price shown was the introductory price. I think I was so excited when I made the video about something that I had designed and developed that I just bished up.

Sorry.

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Re: UJK Parf Guide System - Videos
« Reply #154 on: June 24, 2016, 12:25 PM »
Just a reminder to people that when pushing the 3 mm pins in to hold either a Parf Stick or the 20 mm Guide Block in place...

The pins only need to go into the MDF (or whatever) by about 6-7 mm. There is no need to insert the pins up to the hilt.

Peter

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Re: UJK Parf Guide System - Videos
« Reply #155 on: June 24, 2016, 01:30 PM »
oh i do have one feedback in regards to the fit of the dogs into the guide. the larger diameter of the dogs i got from lee valley wouldn't go all the way into the guide. the smaller diameter of course fits snugly into the drilled hole (aww.. so perfect. you can even hear the sonic boom when you take it out)

when the drill goes in, it inadvertently can be deviated to one side or another. But no matter, the holes are still perfectly straight!

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Re: UJK Parf Guide System - Videos
« Reply #156 on: June 24, 2016, 03:24 PM »
heheh.. don't mean to bring the recent eu split into this, but with the plummeted pound, there's no better time to buy from axminster :) parallel guide, systainer accessories, etc.

Peter, last night i finished drilling all the 20mm holes on the 3/4 mdf. Looks amazing. The system is unbeatable really, even if you have a router. Got a little scared last night when i didn't take heed to your advice of adding oil to the drill bit EVERY time you use it. It got stuck in the bronze bushing. had to knock the back on the ground couple of times to get it out. It shouldn't have any impact on the precision of the bit..

So at the end, i knocked out all the holes i can do with the guide and dogs. I do have some at the corner of the mdf that i couldn't do. Any idea how to do those?

Do you mean every hole or what?!

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Re: UJK Parf Guide System - Videos
« Reply #157 on: June 24, 2016, 04:09 PM »

Do you mean every hole or what?!

No, If you are doing a new top then you only need to add oil when you first use the drill in one of the two positions in the 20 mm Guide Block. So if you are doing any of the tops shown in any of my videos then you apply oil just twice - once for each of the two positions in the 20 mm Guide Block.

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Re: UJK Parf Guide System - Videos
« Reply #158 on: June 27, 2016, 05:21 PM »
I may have missed this, but I see there are a few who have already received their system in the USA.

Was there any problem or any charges with clearing customs here?

Thanks.

Larry

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Re: UJK Parf Guide System - Videos
« Reply #159 on: June 27, 2016, 07:42 PM »
none at all

I may have missed this, but I see there are a few who have already received their system in the USA.

Was there any problem or any charges with clearing customs here?

Thanks.

Larry

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Re: UJK Parf Guide System - Videos
« Reply #160 on: July 10, 2016, 06:28 AM »
A quick heads up for anyone about to push the button...

I have just spotted that Axminster's warehouse stocks are now showing as "Low" on their web site. Once the remaining items have gone it will be 2-3 weeks before the next batch will be available.

Peter

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Re: UJK Parf Guide System - Videos
« Reply #161 on: July 15, 2016, 07:55 PM »
Ordered mine July 9th, paid with PayPal, received today in Southern California, July 15th.

Wow, great service.

Thanks, Axminster!

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Re: UJK Parf Guide System - Videos
« Reply #162 on: July 16, 2016, 02:28 AM »
Now that you have the PGS, your new cutting station or bench top will give you the ability to produce a near perfect square for just a few cents and you can make as many as you like in next to no time...



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Re: UJK Parf Guide System - Videos
« Reply #163 on: July 18, 2016, 11:58 AM »
Ordered mine July 9th, paid with PayPal, received today in Southern California, July 15th.

Wow, great service.

Thanks, Axminster!

no kiddin... i got the best service and turnaround time with axminster.

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Re: UJK Parf Guide System - Videos
« Reply #164 on: July 18, 2016, 12:14 PM »
Ordered mine July 9th, paid with PayPal, received today in Southern California, July 15th.

Wow, great service.

Thanks, Axminster!

no kiddin... i got the best service and turnaround time with axminster.

I get a lot of emails and messages through YouTube and everyone is praising Axminster. I know that they have put a lot of effort into the international shipping.

Perhaps you could leave some feedback for them on the Axminster web site - just go to the PGS product page and scroll down to "Reviews" and then press "Write a Review".  I am sure that the boys and girls at Axminster would appreciate it.

Many thanks

Peter

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Re: UJK Parf Guide System - Videos
« Reply #165 on: July 18, 2016, 04:24 PM »
Ordered mine July 9th, paid with PayPal, received today in Southern California, July 15th.

Wow, great service.

Thanks, Axminster!


no kiddin... i got the best service and turnaround time with axminster.

I get a lot of emails and messages through YouTube and everyone is praising Axminster. I know that they have put a lot of effort into the international shipping.

Perhaps you could leave some feedback for them on the Axminster web site - just go to the PGS product page and scroll down to "Reviews" and then press "Write a Review".  I am sure that the boys and girls at Axminster would appreciate it.

Many thanks

Peter

Axmisnter are absolutely brilliant. The staff in my local store almost make me feel embarrassed with how much time and effort they put into researching and answering any queries I might have about any product.

Though in all honesty I think most of them are either very knowledgable or very eager to learn more themselves and actually relish the chance to geek out a little and pass on their knowledge or accept the challenge of finding out something they don't already know.
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Re: UJK Parf Guide System - Videos
« Reply #166 on: July 18, 2016, 07:42 PM »
I remember when Axminster tools had their little shop on the Chard road opposite the secondary school way back when i as at school there in the late 70's. Bought lots of tools there when i was a kid and still have most of them. Now that i live down under i still buy tools from them and just bought the parf guide system to give it a go making some benchtops.

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UJK Parf Guide System - Import costs to US
« Reply #167 on: July 27, 2016, 10:27 AM »
Wondering if anybody whose ordered one of these from the US would be willing to comment on the import fees and duties. It sounds like this is out of Aminster's hands, but the costs could be substantial (not compared to CNC costs, but as a proportion of the product). Here's what they told me:

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There will be taxes and duties to pay on the goods,there will be a admin fee of up to £25 but unfortunately we are not able to advise what the other fees may be, but you can contact your local customs office who should be able to give you more information.

Actual numbers would be most appreciated!

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Re: UJK Parf Guide System - Videos
« Reply #168 on: July 27, 2016, 01:53 PM »
Hi Douglas,

I asked the same question earlier in this thread, and got the reply $0.00 from another US buyer.

I ordered mine for Southern California and also had it show up at my door with no charges, so it looks like the US doesn't have any taxes or import duties.

Enjoy,

Larry
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Re: UJK Parf Guide System - Videos
« Reply #169 on: July 27, 2016, 02:13 PM »
No additional costs for me shipped to US (Connecticut - shouldn't matter though)
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Re: UJK Parf Guide System - Videos
« Reply #170 on: July 27, 2016, 05:56 PM »
Received mine on June 13th to New York area- no additional charges as of yet
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Re: UJK Parf Guide System - Videos
« Reply #171 on: July 27, 2016, 06:16 PM »
Received mine with no additional fees and arrived within about 7 days.  Great service and product.

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Re: UJK Parf Guide System - Videos
« Reply #172 on: July 27, 2016, 07:07 PM »
How much are they in USD delivered to a US address?

Thanks,
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Re: UJK Parf Guide System - Videos
« Reply #173 on: July 27, 2016, 08:39 PM »
You'll pay the no vat price (I believe it's 99 pounds now) plus shipping (mine was 34 pounds) converted to  $US dollars).  Get a quote from their export desk  PayPal will do the conversion.

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Re: UJK Parf Guide System - Videos
« Reply #174 on: July 28, 2016, 12:31 AM »
Same quote to western Washington, works out as roughly $175 US (1£ = $1.31 today).

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Re: UJK Parf Guide System - Videos
« Reply #175 on: July 28, 2016, 01:46 AM »
You'll pay the no vat price (I believe it's 99 pounds now) plus shipping (mine was 34 pounds) converted to  $US dollars).  Get a quote from their export desk  PayPal will do the conversion.

Because the European sales tax (VAT) is removed the final price, including shipping to North America, is only about 13 UK pounds more than the price would be if you lived over here.

Peter

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Re: UJK Parf Guide System - Videos
« Reply #176 on: August 06, 2016, 07:59 AM »
To answer my own question, the bill came to USD$177.94 to the door. AMEX added another USD$4.80 for a foreign transaction fee. The product arrived 7 days after ordering, and looks to be of excellent quality.

Scott

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« Reply #177 on: August 06, 2016, 09:16 AM »
To answer my own question, the bill came to USD$177.94 to the door. AMEX added another USD$4.80 for a foreign transaction fee. The product arrived 7 days after ordering, and looks to be of excellent quality.

Scott
That is 135 UK Pounds and so only 15 Pounds more than the UK price which for delivery across the Pond is excellent.

Peter

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Re: UJK Parf Guide System - Videos
« Reply #178 on: August 14, 2016, 06:02 PM »
Just an update... I have been in contact with Peter's affiliates to get information about importing the UJK. I am waiting for them to provide the necessary information to get the ball rolling. I will keep you posted as soon as I hear something. I suspect they are busy working to take care of domestic sales first. Hopefully, I will have some info soon.

@Shane Holland - Any update on whether Toolnut will import the JJK?
Thanks,
Steve

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Re: UJK Parf Guide System - Videos
« Reply #179 on: August 14, 2016, 06:24 PM »
@Steve Rowe, we evaluated bringing this product in and could not come to a workable agreement unfortunately. Sorry if I failed to follow up as promised.
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