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Offline marrt

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Re: UJK Parf Guide System - Videos
« Reply #90 on: March 21, 2016, 01:40 PM »
Brilliant!  Been waiting for something like this.  I placed an order on their website.  I'm in the US so we'll see what happens.

Tom

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« Reply #91 on: March 21, 2016, 04:17 PM »
An eight page manual is now available on the UJK Technology website:

http://www.axminster.co.uk/media/downloads/102278_manual.pdf

This gets a "WOW" in my book.

Do I wait for Shane or just find out what ordering across the pond entails?
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« Reply #92 on: March 21, 2016, 04:22 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.
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Re: UJK Parf Guide System - Videos
« Reply #93 on: March 25, 2016, 09:41 PM »
What a great system... I've been looking for a good solution to create accurate benchtop holes.

Could you tell me the shank diameter of the 20 bit? I have an idea to attach a spare  jacobs chuck to the drill bit to use as a quick release...

Thanks for all the great videos.
TIm from Michigan

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« Reply #94 on: March 26, 2016, 02:16 AM »
What a great system... I've been looking for a good solution to create accurate benchtop holes.

Could you tell me the shank diameter of the 20 bit? I have an idea to attach a spare  jacobs chuck to the drill bit to use as a quick release...

Thanks for all the great videos.
TIm from Michigan

The shank is 10 mm - it is ground to get it precise for the bearings in the drill guide.

Peter

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Re: UJK Parf Guide System - Videos
« Reply #95 on: March 26, 2016, 07:47 AM »

Hi,

I want one !  I am in Canada, but my partner is going to be stopping in Heathrow for four hours in May enroute to Paris.  Any suggestions on how this could work ?  Are there any Festool dealers near Heathrow ?  Looking at the map of England it seems like a pretty small country (compared to Canada that is, no offence).

Thanks.

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« Reply #96 on: March 26, 2016, 07:52 AM »

Hi,

I want one !  I am in Canada, but my partner is going to be stopping in Heathrow for four hours in May enroute to Paris.  Any suggestions on how this could work ?  Are there any Festool dealers near Heathrow ?  Looking at the map of England it seems like a pretty small country (compared to Canada that is, no offence).

Thanks.

Brian
Yes there are festool dealers near Heathrow but it's not a Festool product. Axminster are selling it and the nearest one is about 40 minutes drive from Heathrow in high Wycombe.

Will you're partner be able to leave the airport if they're just transferring ?
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Re: UJK Parf Guide System - Videos
« Reply #97 on: March 27, 2016, 04:18 PM »
Another update on our end... We will not be offering the Parf Guide System after all but wish Peter great success with his product.
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« Reply #98 on: March 27, 2016, 07:15 PM »

Hi,

I want one !  I am in Canada, but my partner is going to be stopping in Heathrow for four hours in May enroute to Paris.  Any suggestions on how this could work ?  Are there any Festool dealers near Heathrow ?  Looking at the map of England it seems like a pretty small country (compared to Canada that is, no offence).

Thanks.

Brian

The UK might be small but Heathrow Airport is massive, there are 5 terminals, so unfortunately the stress you would cause to your partner trying to pull this one off would not be worth it, from what others are saying international delivery isn't too expensive on this product.

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« Reply #99 on: March 27, 2016, 07:42 PM »
you would be better off posting it to paris and getting her to bring it back.
airports are horrible places at the best of times without trying to track down a parcel
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« Reply #100 on: March 27, 2016, 07:43 PM »
given that shane has withdrawn from offering this , could a few not get together and buy in bulk to save shipping
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« Reply #101 on: March 27, 2016, 08:06 PM »
given that shane has withdrawn from offering this , could a few not get together and buy in bulk to save shipping
Doubt it's worth doing Alan, have you seen how cheap Axminster are shipping it for ? it's peanuts. 

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« Reply #102 on: March 27, 2016, 08:28 PM »
I haven't.
I hate the new website and also haven't needed to send anything to canada
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« Reply #103 on: March 27, 2016, 08:41 PM »
I haven't.
I hate the new website and also haven't needed to send anything to canada
I've not looked on the site either. I think it was in this thread, I'm sure it was something like £9 more than what people in the UK are paying which sounds a bargain to me.

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Re: UJK Parf Guide System - Videos
« Reply #104 on: March 28, 2016, 02:03 PM »
Unexpected knock on the door this afternoon... guess what the Easter bunny left me?



Giggle.

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« Reply #105 on: March 28, 2016, 02:15 PM »
Couldn't help myself, I had to unbox & fondle. Absolutely first quality set up, fit and finish is perfect.

Congrats Peter, the Parf tools collection continues to expand, proud to say I own the complete lineup so far.

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« Reply #106 on: March 28, 2016, 02:49 PM »
Hi Richard

Lucky you - they are like hen's teeth due to demand.

Here is a little present for you:



The plans will be available on the Axminster web site soon but I can send them, free of charge, to anyone as long as I have an email address !

Peter

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« Reply #107 on: March 30, 2016, 10:09 AM »
Hi Everyone,

I am making a PGS Xtras video right now but would like to remind owners to put a dash of oil on the shaft of the 20 mm bit before it is used each time.

Peter

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« Reply #108 on: March 30, 2016, 01:03 PM »
Unexpected knock on the door this afternoon... guess what the Easter bunny left me?

(Attachment Link)

Giggle.

RMW
Great to see someone has got one! I'm still waiting for stock!

I'm planing on building a systainer storage bench with MFT style top and NEED to get my hands on a set! :-)

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« Reply #109 on: March 31, 2016, 12:16 AM »
Mine was delivered on Tuesday in the UK. I was no, 6 in the back order que if it helps.

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« Reply #110 on: March 31, 2016, 02:23 AM »
Couldn't help myself, I had to unbox & fondle. Absolutely first quality set up, fit and finish is perfect.

Congrats Peter, the Parf tools collection continues to expand, proud to say I own the complete lineup so far.

RMW

Richard,

What was your final total price including shipping, any duties, tax, etc.?

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« Reply #111 on: March 31, 2016, 03:14 PM »
Hi Everyone

I have had all sorts of questions about the PGS and have tackled the most common in a PGS Xtras video - here is the link:



I am sorry that many people are in a queue waiting for their PGS - the demand has taken everyone by surprise but Axminster are pulling out all of the stops to respond.

Peter

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« Reply #112 on: March 31, 2016, 04:19 PM »
Couldn't help myself, I had to unbox & fondle. Absolutely first quality set up, fit and finish is perfect.

Congrats Peter, the Parf tools collection continues to expand, proud to say I own the complete lineup so far.

RMW

Richard,

What was your final total price including shipping, any duties, tax, etc.?

@P2P - Total was £109.30 including shipping to the US. $157 in real money. [poke] No duties, etc. The invoice shows £83.30 as the item cost and £26.00 for shipping. I'm not sure how they derived the cost as it is listed at £99.96 on their website.

I already tossed the packing slip but I seem to recall the value was posted on it and visible to customs in both countries, so I assume there are no duties collected on imports from GB.

So it appears that I may have the only set in NA.... do I hear any offers?  [big grin]

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« Reply #113 on: March 31, 2016, 04:21 PM »
The invoice shows £83.30 as the item cost and £26.00 for shipping. I'm not sure how they derived the cost as it is listed at £99.96 on their website.

The £99.96 includes VAT (Value Added Tax) of 20% which as you're not in the UK or EU, you don't have to pay. Hence £83.30.
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« Reply #114 on: March 31, 2016, 04:32 PM »
The invoice shows £83.30 as the item cost and £26.00 for shipping. I'm not sure how they derived the cost as it is listed at £99.96 on their website.

The £99.96 includes VAT (Value Added Tax) of 20% which as you're not in the UK or EU, you don't have to pay. Hence £83.30.

Thanks Garry - never occurred to me. The 20% "discount" off the listed price covered over 1/2 of the shipping cost. I'll have to keep that in mind in the future when browsing Axminster's website.

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« Reply #115 on: March 31, 2016, 07:31 PM »
in the extras video you say to only use even spacing (you use 6 holes) . if you used an odd number for the base of the layout triangle would that put the hole half way between 2 rows of holes

have you thought about using other combinations of holes in the parf sticks . changing the holes would move the hole around, it might allow for some useful angles
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« Reply #116 on: March 31, 2016, 08:51 PM »
@Richard/RMW You may still get a separate bill in the mail for import duties.  At least I have when buying a watch from China.  I don't remember who actually sent the bill for the import duties.  May have been the post office or shipper?  Can't remember.
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« Reply #117 on: April 01, 2016, 01:05 AM »
in the extras video you say to only use even spacing (you use 6 holes) . if you used an odd number for the base of the layout triangle would that put the hole half way between 2 rows of holes

have you thought about using other combinations of holes in the parf sticks . changing the holes would move the hole around, it might allow for some useful angles

Hi Alan,

Many thanks for the additional thoughts on hole spacing. There are a number of variations of Parf Sticks that may eventually see the light of day. A simple yet accurate angle creation option is a possible accessory at a later stage.

Cheers.

Peter

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« Reply #118 on: April 01, 2016, 04:13 AM »
I have produced a pdf version of the plans for the PGS box. I assume if I link it here that people can download it at will.

Here goes:

* PGS Box - All.pdf (672.74 kB - downloaded 331 times.)

Peter

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« Reply #119 on: April 13, 2016, 07:15 PM »
Message from Axminster today. 

"Due to the unique design of this product, we were expecting demand during the first few weeks to be strong, but we received far more orders than anticipated and it is now out of stock. We are working on manufacturing new stock and are waiting to receive materials from our supplier. The current estimate for this becoming available for despatch is June."

I guess this has turned out to be a hit. Total price with shipping to Montana is £117.30 GBP; $171.23 USD

The only problem I have is my friends now want me to make their table tops. Today's tip.... Keep a lid on this product or come up with a nice fee like a case of favorite beverage....
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