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Woodpeckers OneTime Tool - Paolini Pocket Rule (US)
« on: January 16, 2018, 12:14 AM »
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« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2018, 01:06 PM »
I hate to be negative, but for the life of me I don’t understand why Woodpeckers just doesn’t make this a regular offering and forget the OTT nonsense on this particular item. This will be its 5th appearance as a OTT.  [crying] [sad] [crying]

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« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2018, 01:11 PM »
I hate to be negative, but for the life of me I don’t understand why Woodpeckers just doesn’t make this a regular offering and forget the OTT nonsense on this particular item. This will be its 5th appearance as a OTT.  [crying] [sad] [crying]

Agreed. I wish they would identify a few of the "winners" and make them regular offerings.
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« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2018, 02:00 PM »
I hate to be negative, but for the life of me I don’t understand why Woodpeckers just doesn’t make this a regular offering and forget the OTT nonsense on this particular item. This will be its 5th appearance as a OTT.  [crying] [sad] [crying]

In my book, OTT stands for One-time Tool. One time, not two times or three times or more. Any subsequent release of a tool branded as one-time tool after the first release IS nonsense...let alone 5th. Gimmick like that is hurting the reputation of a company...or is it credibility that is at stake?

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Re: Woodpeckers OneTime Tool - Paolini Pocket Rule (US)
« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2018, 02:01 PM »
It's hard to argue with any of the comments above, but I will add, this is the one woodpeckers tool I'm always using.  The 6" stainless is really handy and much more pocket-able than a combination square.
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« Reply #5 on: January 16, 2018, 02:03 PM »
But without multiple-time tools, how could they take advantage of pressure-to-buy psychology over and over and over again?  Sort of like Festool’s annual price increase.
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« Reply #6 on: January 16, 2018, 02:06 PM »
But without multiple-time tools, how could they take advantage of pressure-to-buy psychology over and over and over again?  Sort of like Festool’s annual price increase.

Reminds of "Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice...."

5th time?!

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Re: Woodpeckers OneTime Tool - Paolini Pocket Rule (US)
« Reply #7 on: January 16, 2018, 02:42 PM »
If these more popular tools were one time only, with no future offerings, new woodworkers would never have the opportunity to purchase them.  Of course, when a tool becomes so popular that they offer it on a repeated basis, that would be the time to make it a full time offering, and not a one time tool.
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« Reply #8 on: January 16, 2018, 02:45 PM »
I have the 6" (1st version) aluminum one- I like it because it mostly gets used to measure thickness of the wood coming out of the planer and the extra thickness is easier to tell.  It is my most-used WP item.

I might take advantage of this 5th OTT (agreed- why isn't this a regular offering) to get the thinner version for easier measuring/marking.

Therefore, I'm in the camp of wanting both thicknesses.

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Re: Woodpeckers OneTime Tool - Paolini Pocket Rule (US)
« Reply #9 on: January 16, 2018, 03:06 PM »
If these more popular tools were one time only, with no future offerings, new woodworkers would never have the opportunity to purchase them.  Of course, when a tool becomes so popular that they offer it on a repeated basis, that would be the time to make it a full time offering, and not a one time tool.

New woodworkers cannot buy any discontinued items either. So I think new woodworkers are not part of the equation whether a one-time tool should be a one-time tool. When a vendor declares a tool as a one-time tool, it should be honest about its intention and label it accordingly. Why label something as a one-time tool to start with, if there is zero DETERMINATION to never produce and release it again?

Montblanc offers limited edition of certain pens and stops producing them after the original limited quantity is produced. That preserves the value of the pens as well as the credibility of the company.
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Re: Woodpeckers OneTime Tool - Paolini Pocket Rule (US)
« Reply #10 on: January 16, 2018, 06:03 PM »
Don't forget that Kreg offers a version of this tool that is available everyday for considerably less ($14.98).

https://www.amazon.com/Kreg-KMA2900-Multi-Mark-Multi-Purpose-Measuring

I have both and use them almost interchangeably in my shop.

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« Reply #11 on: January 16, 2018, 09:51 PM »
As a relatively new woodworker, I'm pleased to see many of the One Time Tools repeated. As my skills grow, I've come to see the value in some of their specialized offerings, and I appreciate the opportunity to purchase when the window opens. Sure, they could rename the program to One or More Time Tools, but I think anyone who knows Woodpeckers understands the 2-3 year cycle on the more popular items. I don't think the name damages their reputation to any meaningful degree. These aren't collectibles (like many Bridge City items which never contact a piece of wood). They are tools meant to be used in a real shop, by real people, making real products. And when they get busted or stolen, I'd like the option to repurchase in 24 months instead of searching eBay.

That being said, I agree that several of these items should become permanent additions to the in stock lineup. If anything, many of their all aluminum squares should be retired to the One Time line, replaced by the recent One Time stainless offerings.

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Re: Woodpeckers OneTime Tool - Paolini Pocket Rule (US)
« Reply #12 on: January 16, 2018, 11:07 PM »
Don't forget that Kreg offers a version of this tool that is available everyday for considerably less ($14.98).

https://www.amazon.com/Kreg-KMA2900-Multi-Mark-Multi-Purpose-Measuring

I have both and use them almost interchangeably in my shop.

I have two of these!  One in my shop apron and one in my tool belt.  I've looked at the Woodpeckers version and, while I know it's well made, I can't justify it when the Kreg version does what I need it to at a fraction of the price.
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Re: Woodpeckers OneTime Tool - Paolini Pocket Rule (US)
« Reply #13 on: January 16, 2018, 11:11 PM »
We sell the Kreg Multi-Mark and have it in stock for those who want another option and like to support small businesses.  [smile]
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« Reply #14 on: January 17, 2018, 02:15 PM »
So, for those of you who have one, what size would you prefer? I’m going to order one, only one, and am not sure which one I want. I see the usefulness of the 12”, but also see the 6” being handy. However I bought one of the delve squares the last time they were released and could see how the 6” could be a bit “repetitive”. Definitely going stainless though due to the metal thickness.

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« Reply #15 on: January 17, 2018, 03:49 PM »
So, for those of you who have one, what size would you prefer? I’m going to order one, only one, and am not sure which one I want. I see the usefulness of the 12”, but also see the 6” being handy. However I bought one of the delve squares the last time they were released and could see how the 6” could be a bit “repetitive”. Definitely going stainless though due to the metal thickness.

I had the original 6" aluminum model...hated it...too thick...never used it...sold it. [big grin] [big grin]

I then purchased the imperial 6" stainless version and enjoy using it. I enjoyed using it so much, on the next go-around I purchased the metric 6" version and use that one a lot also. I still enjoy using my Starrett 6" & 12" flex rules more but for some applications the Paolini works better.

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« Reply #16 on: January 17, 2018, 05:46 PM »
6" is used 99% of the time.  But for me I'm usually using the tool to mark offsets <2".  The issue with the larger ones is you have very little registration on the reference edge, so if you need to slide the ruler along the edge and you're 12" out, you'll want something like a combination square.  And frankly, the 12" rule is no longer pocket-able anyway, so again, the combi square wins for me.  The multimark is good too, a little thicker which can be good or bad depending.  The blade can be oriented at 90 and inline with the body as well, which opens up a few more options and gives you the added registration on your reference edge if you require it. And it has a handy little bubble level for those not too critical tasks around the house. And lastly, with the Kreg, it has one large knob to lock the blade, the WP rule has two little knurled knobs which is a little less convenient. 
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« Reply #17 on: January 17, 2018, 05:54 PM »
Thanks cheese. The more I think about it, the more I think the 6” could be the better choice.

I have one of the Kreg tools mentioned in previous posts. In my opinion it is a great rule, but does have some shortcomings. I’m sure this OTT has its own too. I wish the Woodpeckers rule was imperial on one side and metric on the other. Similar to the Kreg. It could be very useful for working in imperial and setting up my metric Festool tools such as the OF 1400 depth.

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« Reply #18 on: January 23, 2018, 09:47 PM »
I have a couple of the Kreg Multi-Marks.  One in my tool belt or apron and then one in my Sys Storage Box or on the bench.  It is a great tool. I am on the fence about the Woodpeckers rule.  I am sure it has advantages but not sure it is worth it for me.  If the six inch was imperial on one side and metric on the other I would be more inclined to buy one.

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« Reply #19 on: January 24, 2018, 12:12 AM »
So, for those of you who have one, what size would you prefer? I’m going to order one, only one, and am not sure which one I want. I see the usefulness of the 12”, but also see the 6” being handy. However I bought one of the delve squares the last time they were released and could see how the 6” could be a bit “repetitive”. Definitely going stainless though due to the metal thickness.

I had the original 6" aluminum model...hated it...too thick...never used it...sold it. [big grin] [big grin]

I then purchased the imperial 6" stainless version and enjoy using it. I enjoyed using it so much, on the next go-around I purchased the metric 6" version and use that one a lot also. I still enjoy using my Starrett 6" & 12" flex rules more but for some applications the Paolini works better.

I had bought all three sizes of the stainless steel ones that had metric/imperial on them and only use the 6 inch.  It sits in my shop apron and handles most of the tasks I use it for,  if I am measuring for anything larger I usually reach for a different tool rather than the other sizes.  Mostly because of habit rather than lack of functionality. It has been a good product and glad I went with the combo version as I am slowly making the conversion to metric - it seems more intuitive as a unit of measure.

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« Reply #20 on: February 05, 2018, 11:40 AM »
Order Now - Starting at $32.99

Available in the following flavors:

- Imperial, Metric or Combination
- Stainless Steel or Anodized Aluminum
- 6", 8", 12" or a set of all three lengths

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« Reply #21 on: February 05, 2018, 01:05 PM »
I’ve been using the 6” stainless version, combination scale, from a previous run.  Very handy gadget for much of my work.

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« Reply #22 on: February 05, 2018, 02:37 PM »
Thanks @Shane Holland for the reminder- was putting off because of indecision.  I have the 6" and 8" AL versions from previous runs and really like them, although sometimes I wish they were thinner.  Therefore, I decided to go with the 6" combo in stainless this time and got my order placed on your site. 

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« Reply #23 on: February 05, 2018, 02:40 PM »
Thanks, fellas! [thumbs up]
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« Reply #24 on: February 10, 2018, 06:22 PM »
I got an email from WP that these rules started to ship on 2/12/18, just one week after the order date for these closed. 


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« Reply #25 on: February 10, 2018, 06:57 PM »
That's Great! 
How about the friggin 12-in-1 Tool?

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« Reply #26 on: April 16, 2018, 10:00 PM »
Did these start shipping yet?

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« Reply #27 on: April 16, 2018, 10:14 PM »
Got my 3 PC paolini set last week.


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« Reply #28 on: April 16, 2018, 10:15 PM »
Did these start shipping yet?

@ktb153, you can check Woodpeckers' website for the latest info on shipping status for OneTIME tools using the link below.

https://www.woodpeck.com/orderstatus/



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« Reply #29 on: April 16, 2018, 11:07 PM »
Did these start shipping yet?

@ktb153, you can check Woodpeckers' website for the latest info on shipping status for OneTIME tools using the link below.

https://www.woodpeck.com/orderstatus/



PS - I've shared on the forum a few times that I used to "help" my dad with custom cabinets and furniture as a kid. Happened to find some photos of me on the jobsite as a kid and made it my profile pic.

Thanks, says May so not too much longer hopefully. First OTT followed by the framing square, does tool nut send an email when it ships out?

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« Reply #30 on: April 16, 2018, 11:10 PM »
Thanks, says May so not too much longer hopefully. First OTT followed by the framing square, does tool nut send an email when it ships out?

@ktb153, yes, we will send an email when anything on your order(s) ships with tracking information.
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