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Offline Mac

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Dowelmax review...worth checking out
« on: March 20, 2010, 04:44 PM »
Hi guys,

Just watched Marc's (on TheWoodWhisperer.com) latest video where he uses and kind of reviews the DowelMax. Worth watching if you're interested...I certainly am now...looks like a cool tool.

http://thewoodwhisperer.com/drill-charging-station-dowelmax/

Cheers
Rick

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Offline Frank Pellow

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Re: Dowelmax review...worth checking out
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2010, 05:46 PM »
Mac, the Dowelmax is a very well designed tool and it's quality of manufacture is right up there at the top.   [thumbs up]

I have had a Dowelmax for about two and a half years and it is a joy to use.  I was seriously considering the purchase of a Domino but opted for the Dowelmax instead.  I have used a Domino and I can see that it might be faster than a Dowelmax, but that's the only advantage that I see to it.  And, I am not usually in a big hurry.
« Last Edit: April 05, 2010, 10:56 PM by Frank Pellow »
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Offline HowardH

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Re: Dowelmax review...worth checking out
« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2010, 10:03 PM »
I got use the Dowelmax for the first time this past weekend and I was very pleased with the ease of use.  The mating boards were dead on accurately lined up.  It does take a bit longer to use than the Domino, as Frank stated, but once you get into the rhythm of it, you can go pretty fast.  I also like the idea that once you clamp it to the piece, there is no way you can screw it up.  Believe me, I've tried!   [embarassed]
Howard H
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Offline ebreuer

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Re: Dowelmax review...worth checking out
« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2010, 10:34 PM »
I would echo Frank and Howard. I bought the Dowelmax hoping it was going to be a substitute for spending the money on the Domino. It isn't as quick, but it is extremely accurate and best of all my kids (12 and 16) can use it on their projects too. As I get better in my skills I would still like to step up to the Domino, but this has been a great tool and will always have a place in my shop.

Offline irvin00

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Re: Dowelmax review...worth checking out
« Reply #4 on: April 06, 2010, 06:50 AM »
One more vote for the Dowelmax.

It works flawlessly - and that the best you can say or expect of any tool, in my opinion.

Offline Frank Pellow

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Re: Dowelmax review...worth checking out
« Reply #5 on: April 06, 2010, 07:18 AM »
One more vote for the Dowelmax.

It works flawlessly - and that the best you can say or expect of any tool, in my opinion.
There is one more thing that one could say.   The documentation is excellent.
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