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Re: UJK Parf Guide System - Videos - PGS Back in Stock
« Reply #330 on: March 27, 2017, 02:56 PM »
Hi Everyone

I am aware that we somehow managed to have both Lee Valley and Axminster run out of stock of the PGS at the same time. Axminster now have them back in stock and I know that Lee Valley are servicing their back orders right now.

Axminster have gone to a two shift 18 hours system and £1m of new manufacturing facility is also newly commissioned.

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Re: UJK Parf Guide System - Videos
« Reply #331 on: April 27, 2017, 04:31 AM »
Just to update my last post...

I see this morning that Lee Valley have now got stock in their warehouse. The previous (2 or 3) shipments had all be eaten up by back orders.

Axminster also have stock in the warehouse.

I went down to visit their new manufacturing facility - press photo below.

Peter


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Re: UJK Parf Guide System - Videos
« Reply #332 on: April 27, 2017, 10:10 AM »
Yippee.  Mine should be shipping soon.

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Re: UJK Parf Guide System - Videos
« Reply #333 on: May 05, 2017, 11:02 AM »
There is a new world out there with ingenious inventors working on inexpensive tool solutions centered around 3-D printing. If you Google "Festool 3-D Printing, you will be introduced to almost 100 gadgets, gizmos and devices that enter the world of Festool. Ordering is simple and items average typically less than $15.00 with an average set up cost of $9.00. I bought a hose clamp recently for $4.88 plus $9.00 set up.

Well, 3-D printing has come to Peter Parfitt's Parf Guide system with a handy-dandy vacuum hose attachment. (This after Peter spent time developing his wood version.) The link below even has a link to Peter's video

Check Out:

http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2221538


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Nice. Yea its easy to create these files once you have the dimensions of the part you want to build. If you know a good 3D modeling software thats all it takes.
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Re: UJK Parf Guide System - Videos
« Reply #334 on: May 18, 2017, 11:06 AM »
UJK Technology D/G 20mm Cutter For Parf Guide System out of stock again.  It is heartening to see the demand for the PGS system but disappointing that the PGS demand curve has been so underestimated.

Perhaps the blacksmiths are on an extended tea break and the forge has gone cold at Axminster.

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Re: UJK Parf Guide System - Videos
« Reply #335 on: May 18, 2017, 11:18 AM »
UJK Technology D/G 20mm Cutter For Parf Guide System out of stock again.  It is heartening to see the demand for the PGS system but disappointing that the PGS demand curve has been so underestimated.

Perhaps the blacksmiths are on an extended tea break and the forge has gone cold at Axminster.

Hi Doug

Due to demand from users the original 20 mm cutter is now being replaced with one with a Centrotec (hex shank) end and it is supplied with a stop collar so that it will not be so easy to allow it to drop to the floor between cuts.

The huge demand just keeps on rolling. The North American market is now starting to roll and the rest of the World is 5 times the revised estimate made 6 months ago. The net result is that Axminster have now gone over to 24 hours working and have taken on another 3 new employees. I understand that there is a training curve as the machinery is all rather sophisticated.

Axminster do make other things besides the PGS and demand in their other areas is on the up as well.

I am due to produce a new "PGS Update" video soon which will include news of the new cutter.

Here is a link to the new cutter at Axminster:

http://www.axminster.co.uk/ujk-technology-d-g-20mm-cutter-for-parf-guide-system-102481

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Re: UJK Parf Guide System - Videos
« Reply #336 on: May 18, 2017, 11:51 AM »
UJK Technology D/G 20mm Cutter For Parf Guide System out of stock again.  It is heartening to see the demand for the PGS system but disappointing that the PGS demand curve has been so underestimated.

Perhaps the blacksmiths are on an extended tea break and the forge has gone cold at Axminster.

Hi Doug

Due to demand from users the original 20 mm cutter is now being replaced with one with a Centrotec (hex shank) end and it is supplied with a stop collar so that it will not be so easy to allow it to drop to the floor between cuts.

The huge demand just keeps on rolling. The North American market is now starting to roll and the rest of the World is 5 times the revised estimate made 6 months ago. The net result is that Axminster have now gone over to 24 hours working and have taken on another 3 new employees. I understand that there is a training curve as the machinery is all rather sophisticated.

Axminster do make other things besides the PGS and demand in their other areas is on the up as well.

I am due to produce a new "PGS Update" video soon which will include news of the new cutter.

Here is a link to the new cutter at Axminster:

http://www.axminster.co.uk/ujk-technology-d-g-20mm-cutter-for-parf-guide-system-102481

Peter
And thats why I wait for a bit after new products come out. Designed/accessories/options/etc change. Good to let the bugs/details work themselves out a bit and then jump when the product is a little more refined.

Thanks for the update Peter!
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Re: UJK Parf Guide System - Videos
« Reply #337 on: May 18, 2017, 12:56 PM »
Hi Ben

I appreciate where you are coming from and yes, this will be an improvement.

The problem in the early days is not knowing the likely demand and one does not want the launch price to be too high. So, the users at the start have had a very good deal as the price was set so low. The success now though has meant that innovations that we put to one side at the start can now be introduced.

I hope that this will continue as will the work on related "Parf" products.

Cheers.

Peter

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Re: UJK Parf Guide System - Videos
« Reply #338 on: May 19, 2017, 09:08 AM »

July Shipping date for new version of the PGS 20mm drill.

This is the latest from Axminster:

Thank you for your PayPal payment for your quotation, reference xxx. Your quote has now been converted into an order.
We are awaiting further stocks of the UJK D/G 20mm bit, which is due in July. As soon as the stock is received, your order will be shipped and you will receive an email to advise of this.
If I can be of any further assistance, please do not
hesitate to ask.

I have my original drill and last week I got a 3D version of the dust port so I am good to go. For others, Axminister handles the backordering smoothly so best get in line. Surely they will run out quickly again.
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Re: UJK Parf Guide System - Videos
« Reply #339 on: May 29, 2017, 02:10 PM »
Hi Everyone

I have just posted a new "PGS News and Tips" video on YouTube:



Look closely and you will see work by our very own @clark_fork - many thanks Doug.

Peter

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Re: UJK Parf Guide System - Videos
« Reply #340 on: June 19, 2017, 12:33 PM »
I see that Lee Valley are selling the PGS with the new hex shank (Centrotec) 20 mm cutter:

http://www.leevalley.com/en/Wood/page.aspx?p=75354&cat=51&ap=2

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Re: UJK Parf Guide System - Videos
« Reply #341 on: June 19, 2017, 05:09 PM »
I see that Lee Valley are selling the PGS with the new hex shank (Centrotec) 20 mm cutter:

http://www.leevalley.com/en/Wood/page.aspx?p=75354&cat=51&ap=2

Peter
Yea they updated the image over a week ago. At least thats when I first noticed it.
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Re: UJK Parf Guide System - Videos
« Reply #342 on: June 19, 2017, 05:52 PM »
Just got one delivered here in Adelaide, Australia. I must say I was rather impressed with the service from Axminster. I got the usual 'our team will contact you shortly' being an international order. I had a freight quote within 12 hours, on a weekend! I was initially a little shocked at the freight cost, but not like I can get it anywhere else. That shock settled when I realised the size/weight of the package once it arrived amd the fact they got it to me halfway around the world faster than our local post service can get me a parcel 4 suburbs away lol.

Looling forward to giving it a good work out on the weekend.

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Re: UJK Parf Guide System - Videos
« Reply #343 on: June 20, 2017, 12:14 AM »
Just got one delivered here in Adelaide, Australia. I must say I was rather impressed with the service from Axminster. I got the usual 'our team will contact you shortly' being an international order. I had a freight quote within 12 hours, on a weekend! I was initially a little shocked at the freight cost, but not like I can get it anywhere else. That shock settled when I realised the size/weight of the package once it arrived amd the fact they got it to me halfway around the world faster than our local post service can get me a parcel 4 suburbs away lol.

Looling forward to giving it a good work out on the weekend.

Brilliant.

I am sorry about the shipping cost.

Peter

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Re: UJK Parf Guide System - Videos
« Reply #344 on: June 20, 2017, 06:19 AM »
Just watched your PGS News and Tips #2 video above Peter.
First I have seen of your nice storage box for your Parf Guide.

Do you have a video in the works covering the build or do you
plan to sell these at a later date.

I have some Walnut which would make a nice storage box for
my PGS.
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Re: UJK Parf Guide System - Videos
« Reply #345 on: June 20, 2017, 07:56 AM »
Just watched your PGS News and Tips #2 video above Peter.
First I have seen of your nice storage box for your Parf Guide.

Do you have a video in the works covering the build or do you
plan to sell these at a later date.

I have some Walnut which would make a nice storage box for
my PGS.
@ Bob D    See Reply # 106 on this thread for Peter's video on the box build
Also go to this link - http://www.axminster.co.uk/media/downloads/102278_manual2.pdf for box build plans.
I posted photos of my box build using modified measurements at Reply # 183 on this thread.
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Re: UJK Parf Guide System - Videos
« Reply #346 on: June 20, 2017, 09:52 AM »
I just wanted to add for those in NA, Lee Valley has hiked the price considerably since the introduction.  I checked axminster and it's still quite reasonable, which leaves plenty of cushion for the shipping charges.  The difference between them is $100 before you account for the shipping from each vendor. 
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Re: UJK Parf Guide System - Videos
« Reply #347 on: June 20, 2017, 09:55 AM »
Just watched your PGS News and Tips #2 video above Peter.
First I have seen of your nice storage box for your Parf Guide.

Do you have a video in the works covering the build or do you
plan to sell these at a later date.

I have some Walnut which would make a nice storage box for
my PGS.
@ Bob D    See Reply # 106 on this thread for Peter's video on the box build
Also go to this link - http://www.axminster.co.uk/media/downloads/102278_manual2.pdf for box build plans.
I posted photos of my box build using modified measurements at Reply # 183 on this thread.

Thanks, I'll check it out. Much appreciated.
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Re: UJK Parf Guide System - Videos
« Reply #348 on: June 20, 2017, 11:42 AM »
I just wanted to add for those in NA, Lee Valley has hiked the price considerably since the introduction.  I checked axminster and it's still quite reasonable, which leaves plenty of cushion for the shipping charges.  The difference between them is $100 before you account for the shipping from each vendor.

Check your country settings and look again.  If you follow Peter's link you end up in the Canadian site and the price appears to be $239, where you might be expecting the previous $169.

Actually they HAVE raised it to 179 (up from 169), but that sounds like a more modest increase than you were implying.
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Re: UJK Parf Guide System - Videos
« Reply #349 on: June 20, 2017, 02:08 PM »
I just wanted to add for those in NA, Lee Valley has hiked the price considerably since the introduction.  I checked axminster and it's still quite reasonable, which leaves plenty of cushion for the shipping charges.  The difference between them is $100 before you account for the shipping from each vendor.

Check your country settings and look again.  If you follow Peter's link you end up in the Canadian site and the price appears to be $239, where you might be expecting the previous $169.

Actually they HAVE raised it to 179 (up from 169), but that sounds like a more modest increase than you were implying.
Ha yea that happened to me, then I realized I wasnt signed in and it changed back to $179.
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Re: UJK Parf Guide System - Videos
« Reply #350 on: June 20, 2017, 02:10 PM »
Ah you're right, sorry folks!  Peter's link took me to the more expensive site!   [doh]
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Re: UJK Parf Guide System - Videos
« Reply #351 on: June 20, 2017, 02:55 PM »
Ah you're right, sorry folks!  Peter's link took me to the more expensive site!   [doh]

Hehe...LV hardly has to be so mercenary to extract our money.   [tongue]
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Re: UJK Parf Guide System - Videos
« Reply #352 on: June 23, 2017, 02:44 AM »
A comment has been added to my YouTube video  "Parf Guide System News and Tips #2". David Odlum has done the 5 cut test and measured his custom top, created with the PGS, to be within 0.00008039 of square !!

I have not met David, nor has he received any inducement by me or Axminster to do this test or make the comment.

Peter

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Re: UJK Parf Guide System - Videos
« Reply #353 on: June 23, 2017, 01:13 PM »
Little disappointed today. Just received my Parf Guide System along with a couple sets of Dogs from LV and it came with the round shank bit 101841 I think is the model number on the bit package, don't have it right in front of me at the moment. Everything else looks correct. I would have thought by now that the round shank bits would have been flushed out of any remaining stock. Especially since their web page photo clearly shows the Centrotec drive bit (See screen shot from today below).

I will take this up with LV.

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Re: UJK Parf Guide System - Videos
« Reply #354 on: June 23, 2017, 01:32 PM »
I will take this up with LV.

I would for sure, LV is known for their excellent customer service. Please let us know what happens for those of us who want to order in the future---

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Re: UJK Parf Guide System - Videos
« Reply #355 on: June 23, 2017, 01:42 PM »
Mine just came with the old bit no hex shank as well. No Bueno...going back.
There are no mistakes....just new designs.

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Re: UJK Parf Guide System - Videos
« Reply #356 on: June 23, 2017, 01:56 PM »
I bought  when the PGS was introduced. Last month I ordered the new bit from Axminster and found out it is back-ordered to July. The old bit works fine and I am willing to wait.

For those LV customers, it may be that those receiving the generation I bit are caught in the PGS generation II upgrade. Check your purchase price under the new pricing scheme. If there is a mistake, you may have to wait for production to catch up.

I ordered the new Axminster rail clips. I hope LV takes on these as well.
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Re: UJK Parf Guide System - Videos
« Reply #357 on: June 23, 2017, 02:04 PM »
I will take this up with LV.

I would for sure, LV is known for their excellent customer service. Please let us know what happens for those of us who want to order in the future---

I am aware of their great service. I've bought close to $1K in product from them in the past few weeks.

Update: I emailed them just now, we'll see where it goes.

Just noticed that the stop collar is not there either, or is that only supplied with the hex shank bit.
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Re: UJK Parf Guide System - Videos
« Reply #358 on: June 24, 2017, 04:34 PM »
To follow up I heard back from LV and they are looking into the issue.
So I expect to hear something from them on Monday, I'm certainly not
expecting anything to happen over the weekend and I was pleasantly
surprised to get a reply email today.

And I will let you all know how it works out but I'm not worried. I do
want the hex shank 20mm bit and that is why I ordered from them
when I saw it was included in the kit shown in the photo. I think it will
be much easier connecting/disconnecting from my drill.
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Re: UJK Parf Guide System - Videos
« Reply #359 on: June 30, 2017, 09:33 PM »
Received the correct bit from Lee Valley today with the stop collar
and Allen key and a apologetic email the other day announcing that
the replacement was on its way. So in the end I got what I expected
and good to go.

I want to make a slab style work surface that I can lay over a pair of
horses to use for site work and not have to drag my MFT out from the
basement shop to cover those jobs.
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