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Offline Peter Parfitt

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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.

Peter

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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.

Clark Fork

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don't hesitate to make it beautiful." -- Shaker dictum

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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

Peter

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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.
Clark Fork

"A lot of people are afraid of heights. Not me, I'm afraid of widths."  Stephen Wright

"straight, smooth and square" Mr. Russell, first day high school shop class-1954

" What's the good of it?" My Sainted Grandmother

"You can't be too rich, too thin or have too many clamps." After my introduction to pocket joinery and now the MFT work process

"Don't make something unless it is both made necessary and useful; but if it is both necessary and useful,
don't hesitate to make it beautiful." -- Shaker dictum