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Offline MrGinCT

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Re: Best unexpectedly good tool you bought in 2015?
« Reply #30 on: December 28, 2015, 05:37 PM »
For me, it was the Laguna 14SUV bandsaw.  Awesome bandsaw with more than enough power to cut through anything you want with the right and sharp blade.

Offline Petey83

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Re: Best unexpectedly good tool you bought in 2015?
« Reply #31 on: December 28, 2015, 06:14 PM »
For me it would be my Woodpecker 600mm t-square. I initially thought the price was excessive for just a t-square but it's been at te foundation of everything I've done and is just well designed and made.
MFT 3 | TS55 | Domino DF500 | CXS | Carvex PS420 | OF1010 | OF1400 | Kapex KS120 | PDC 18/4 | CTL Midi | Rotex RO90 | CMS GE + Sliding Table | CMS OF Insert | CMS TS55 Insert..............Mirka Deros......Fein Multimaster 350 (iN YELLOW & ORANGE SYSTAINERS!!)

Offline Snoring Bear

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Re: Best unexpectedly good tool you bought in 2015?
« Reply #32 on: December 29, 2015, 01:38 AM »
Veritas Mark II honing guide.  Easy to touch up chisels using paper on plate of glass.
Great video from Peter Parfitt on how to use.
"Hobbyist - a person with indisputable reasoning for the purchase of that new tool!"

Offline Thistleman

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Re: Best unexpectedly good tool you bought in 2015?
« Reply #33 on: December 29, 2015, 08:50 AM »
Mafell Erika 85

Six months of research and comparison with Festool Precisio CS70
Multiple tool shows and demos attended
Bit the bullet at D and M's Kempten show, should have done much earlier
Accurate, stable, easy to use. At over £2K for the basic unit it should be good but this has exceeded all expectations.

I know this is a site dedicated to Festool but on this occasion, in my opinion, Mafell has a better product than the Festool equivalent
Festool, Mafell and Felder

Offline Neal W

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Re: Best unexpectedly good tool you bought in 2015?
« Reply #34 on: December 29, 2015, 02:39 PM »
For me, two things....

My 26" Woodpeckers precision square.  Square is square and if you need 90* this is it.  Alignment, layout, if you need it square, this is my go to tool.

The second is my dust deputy.  It will pay for itself very quickly in bags and filters not having to be purchased. 

Turning perfectly good lumber into scrap and sawdust for more than 20 years!