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Offline jmac80

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Some people think the centrotec installer kit is pricey
« on: November 26, 2015, 12:27 PM »
Not compared to this it aint...
 [eek] [eek] [eek]
http://www.conranshop.co.uk/wohngeist-tool-set.html


 [big grin]
James

Offline mattfc

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Re: Some people think the centrotec installer kit is pricey
« Reply #1 on: November 26, 2015, 01:10 PM »
That's the cheap little one - this is the proper one they make!
http://www.wohngeist.ch/V1/index.php?p=2_3_0&lang=en


Offline Wuffles

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Re: Some people think the centrotec installer kit is pricey
« Reply #2 on: November 26, 2015, 01:34 PM »
Emperor's new clothes.
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Offline Alex

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Re: Some people think the centrotec installer kit is pricey
« Reply #3 on: November 26, 2015, 01:43 PM »
I wonder what warrants the expense, besides gloating value.

The tools inside would cost like 300 if you bought the best you could get.

Offline GhostFist

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Re: Some people think the centrotec installer kit is pricey
« Reply #4 on: November 26, 2015, 01:59 PM »
I find people selling bs like this, offensive.

Offline tony_sheehan

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Re: Some people think the centrotec installer kit is pricey
« Reply #5 on: November 26, 2015, 02:11 PM »
Provides employment, I guess. (I find double basements  and huge "media" rooms equally offensive but I'd lose a fair bit of income if these places didn't exist)

Offline jacko9

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Re: Some people think the centrotec installer kit is pricey
« Reply #6 on: November 26, 2015, 03:51 PM »
I bought the Centrotec kit last year with the ZOBO set of drill bits included.  Now for the justification mine was pretty shallow but I did have the money and wanted to have all of the bits in one place where I could find them without my usual panic search in my disorganized shop.  The work flow is much easier using the centrotec system in large jobs like dresser assemblies, etc.

Jack

Offline KolinP

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Re: Some people think the centrotec installer kit is pricey
« Reply #7 on: November 26, 2015, 04:26 PM »
Not compared to this it aint...
 [eek] [eek] [eek]
http://www.conranshop.co.uk/wohngeist-tool-set.html
Whew!!!  And totally the wrong way to buy tools!
The "leather handles" on the case are a big clue to the skewed priorities on this (admittedly blatant) luxury item.
I'm surprised they didn't mention that the "Swiss pear" wooden case probably smells good too, each time it's opened.
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Offline jmac80

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Re: Some people think the centrotec installer kit is pricey
« Reply #8 on: November 26, 2015, 04:47 PM »
I bought the Centrotec kit last year with the ZOBO set of drill bits included.  Now for the justification mine was pretty shallow but I did have the money and wanted to have all of the bits in one place where I could find them without my usual panic search in my disorganized shop.  The work flow is much easier using the centrotec system in large jobs like dresser assemblies, etc.

Jack

I certainly aint slagging the centrotec kits... I have them myself  [tongue]
James

Offline Kev

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Re: Some people think the centrotec installer kit is pricey
« Reply #9 on: November 26, 2015, 06:20 PM »
I do have a frustration with the Centrotec sets ... All the othe Centrotec stuff you collect that doesn't fit nicely into something [sad]

Centrotec storage components should be far more modular and expandable!!

Offline CrazyLarry

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Re: Some people think the centrotec installer kit is pricey
« Reply #10 on: November 26, 2015, 06:30 PM »
I do have a frustration with the Centrotec sets ... All the othe Centrotec stuff you collect that doesn't fit nicely into something [sad]

Centrotec storage components should be far more modular and expandable!!

How disappointing, I was expecting you to say you already have the swiss cabinet!!

Offline Kev

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Re: Some people think the centrotec installer kit is pricey
« Reply #11 on: November 26, 2015, 06:45 PM »
I do have a frustration with the Centrotec sets ... All the othe Centrotec stuff you collect that doesn't fit nicely into something [sad]

Centrotec storage components should be far more modular and expandable!!

How disappointing, I was expecting you to say you already have the swiss cabinet!!

Hah! I'd be putting under glass on a wall in the house as a piece of art [wink]

Offline DB10

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Re: Some people think the centrotec installer kit is pricey
« Reply #12 on: November 26, 2015, 07:06 PM »
I find it hard to imagine who these tools are aimed at, that collection of tools for 2k in the Swiss pear Blah blah box, looks like an odd assortment of tools you might find at a yard sale.

Offline RL

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Re: Some people think the centrotec installer kit is pricey
« Reply #13 on: November 26, 2015, 10:15 PM »
What a joke! The box isn't even dovetailed!

Offline NL-mikkla

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Re: Some people think the centrotec installer kit is pricey
« Reply #14 on: November 27, 2015, 12:43 AM »
I wonder what warrants the expense, besides gloating value.

The tools inside would cost like 300 if you bought the best you could get.

According to the website the casing and all tools are handmade, further more they can be ordered to custom specs.
Still overpriced i.m.o.

Offline Daver

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Re: Some people think the centrotec installer kit is pricey
« Reply #15 on: November 27, 2015, 12:43 AM »
 [not worthy]  HAHAHA !!!

What rubbish.
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Offline Peter Parfitt

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Re: Some people think the centrotec installer kit is pricey
« Reply #16 on: November 27, 2015, 03:01 AM »
The great thing about this is that it moves money from the bank accounts of the really rich to the craftmen/artisans/in-betweenys that earned some money putting it together.

I bet few people would refuse to take on a luxury kitchen fit for a really rich person.

So lets encourage the people with lots of money to spend it and give the rest of us work and the taxman some extra money from that sector of the population.

Peter

Offline Wuffles

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Re: Some people think the centrotec installer kit is pricey
« Reply #17 on: November 27, 2015, 03:14 AM »
Except those with lots of money tend to be either off-shore or non-dom who claim back the VAT as it leaves the UK on paper only to go to a "workshop" in a Kensington mews house.

Hurray for Oligarchs and their off-spring.
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Offline CrazyLarry

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Re: Some people think the centrotec installer kit is pricey
« Reply #18 on: November 27, 2015, 03:15 AM »
The great thing about this is that it moves money from the bank accounts of the really rich to the craftmen/artisans/in-betweenys that earned some money putting it together.

I bet few people would refuse to take on a luxury kitchen fit for a really rich person.

So lets encourage the people with lots of money to spend it and give the rest of us work and the taxman some extra money from that sector of the population.

Peter

Sadly not convinced by that argument... looking at this 'workshop' it seems the in-betweenys are taking the lions share, and I'm pretty sure in-betweenys will be the loose but accurate job description of most of the really rich people :)

Besides, as the yanks will tell us, no one wants brown kool-aid!!!!

Offline mattfc

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Re: Some people think the centrotec installer kit is pricey
« Reply #19 on: November 27, 2015, 04:13 AM »

Sadly not convinced by that argument... looking at this 'workshop' it seems the in-betweenys are taking the lions share, and I'm pretty sure in-betweenys will be the loose but accurate job description of most of the really rich people :)

Besides, as the yanks will tell us, no one wants brown kool-aid!!!!

Not sure what the big deal is here, WohnGeist is a high end custom furniture maker - that picture is their show room. Everything is quite expensive in Switzerland, labour, property etc. I don't think their target market is a craftsman

I am not going to knock them if they can sell it - hope there are lots of rich hipsters with nothing better to do with their money good on them

Offline CrazyLarry

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Re: Some people think the centrotec installer kit is pricey
« Reply #20 on: November 27, 2015, 04:33 AM »
Not sure what the big deal is here, WohnGeist is a high end custom furniture maker - that picture is their show room. Everything is quite expensive in Switzerland, labour, property etc. I don't think their target market is a craftsman

I know they are, that's clear to see, but if they now think it's better to show a clinical showroom yet label it as a workshop I think it speaks volumes as to what they are about.

Offline mattfc

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Re: Some people think the centrotec installer kit is pricey
« Reply #21 on: November 27, 2015, 04:51 AM »
I know they are, that's clear to see, but if they now think it's better to show a clinical showroom yet label it as a workshop I think it speaks volumes as to what they are about.

I must have missed something - but next to the picture they say "The WohnGeist showroom in Basel near the Heuwaage at Steinentorstrasse 19 offers a detailed insight into the work of the WohnGeist team"

I didn't see the workshop mentioned?

Offline CrazyLarry

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Re: Some people think the centrotec installer kit is pricey
« Reply #22 on: November 27, 2015, 04:57 AM »
lhs menu bottom item our company and contact

then workshop photos link

gives you a showroom window photo plus vacuous blurb

No big deal, there's thousands of companies just like that anywhere in the world, nothing special.

Offline mattfc

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Re: Some people think the centrotec installer kit is pricey
« Reply #23 on: November 27, 2015, 04:59 AM »
One the high end furniture front (WohnGeist) one great company is Riva 1920

They do some very nice stuff, that puts the beauty of wood at the forefront of their design.

At their showroom they also have a museum of tools - check the old bandsaws out
http://www.riva1920.it/en/gallery/2814/

their website is pretty good also - plus some videos on their youtube channel of how they make stuff

Offline CrazyLarry

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Re: Some people think the centrotec installer kit is pricey
« Reply #24 on: November 27, 2015, 05:10 AM »
I bet some of those bandsaws were seriously loud in operation! Although were some of the oldest ones belt driven rather than electric? I can only see motors on some of them.

In the video they're clearly not too bothered about squeeze out! :)

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Re: Some people think the centrotec installer kit is pricey
« Reply #25 on: November 27, 2015, 05:29 AM »
I do have a frustration with the Centrotec sets ... All the othe Centrotec stuff you collect that doesn't fit nicely into something [sad]

Centrotec storage components should be far more modular and expandable!!

Your falling behind in the He who has the most tool wins contest, I got 2 installer sets mate

Got to put that Fosters down and get to shopping.

My wife loves the new 3 drawer Sortainer and the Timber framing installers set I got her for a early Xmas present, and is letting me use it in the shop...
« Last Edit: November 27, 2015, 05:33 AM by jobsworth »

Offline Chris Wong

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Re: Some people think the centrotec installer kit is pricey
« Reply #26 on: November 27, 2015, 09:15 PM »
I can't help but notice that Wohngeist, with one letter moved, spells WongHeist.
Chris Wong, http://FlairWoodworks.com

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Offline Kev

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Re: Some people think the centrotec installer kit is pricey
« Reply #27 on: November 27, 2015, 10:29 PM »
I can't help but notice that Wohngeist, with one letter moved, spells WongHeist.

@Chris Wong are you owning up to something here? [big grin]


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Re: Some people think the centrotec installer kit is pricey
« Reply #28 on: November 27, 2015, 10:56 PM »
Me?  Nooo....
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Offline Elmar50

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Re: Some people think the centrotec installer kit is pricey
« Reply #29 on: November 27, 2015, 11:03 PM »
Nearly two years ago, I was on the bubble as to whether what was to be my first Festool purchase was "worth it": what convinced me was the cost of an option on the range we purchased. http://smortegav.blogspot.com/2014/03/pewter-trim-vs-festool-domino.html