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Offline Steven Owen

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X-Mat is back
« on: November 17, 2017, 08:48 AM »
It looks like the Woodpecker X-Mat is back.  It one of the best reviewed Woodpecker accessories by any means.  I’m a bit surprised to see it released as a one time tool again.  It doesn’t really have enough clamping pressure and the X-connector can pull out on big pieces.

I guess if you’re just making smaller boxes and crafts your just fine.  The videos show large drawer assemblies being made.  Most professional reviewers don’t like the X-Mat for larger projects.

It’s a innovative idea. It would have been nice to see Woodpeckers refine the X-Mat to remove some of the play in the L-brackets.

http://toolguyd.com/hands-on-woodpeckers-x-mat-assembly-system/
« Last Edit: November 17, 2017, 09:04 AM by Steven Owen »

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Offline bnaboatbuilder

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Re: X-Mat is back
« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2017, 09:04 AM »
That system never made a bit of sense. It's almost something that a person with no woodworking knowledge would design because it's cute or reminds them of legos as a kid. I'm pulling no punches here.
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Offline McNally Family

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Re: X-Mat is back
« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2017, 06:19 AM »
It appears to be more of a "pre-sale" than a "one time tool" offering.  Orders due by Dec 1, with shipping by Dec 13. 

https://www.woodpeck.com/xmat.html

Sale prices (or pre-order prices rather), seem to represent a substantial discount.  Reminds me of a clearance sale more than anything.
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Offline Steven Owen

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Re: X-Mat is back
« Reply #3 on: November 20, 2017, 09:04 AM »
It appears to be more of a "pre-sale" than a "one time tool" offering.  Orders due by Dec 1, with shipping by Dec 13. 

https://www.woodpeck.com/xmat.html

Sale prices (or pre-order prices rather), seem to represent a substantial discount.  Reminds me of a clearance sale more than anything.

This is the third time they sold the x-mats.  They’ve done well with the novice woodworking crowd.  Most novices don’t realize it’s the box corner clamps doing 90% of the work in that set-up.  The joint and the flatness of the board determine the squareness of the box.

Online ben_r_

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Re: X-Mat is back
« Reply #4 on: November 21, 2017, 02:13 PM »
Huh, I thought these did terrible and that was why they went away. Now they are trying to make them a limited production product to help drive up desire?
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Offline McNally Family

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Re: X-Mat is back
« Reply #5 on: November 21, 2017, 02:16 PM »
Huh, I thought these did terrible and that was why they went away. Now they are trying to make them a limited production product to help drive up desire?


It reminds me of the furniture store that constantly hangs the sign "going out of business sale", annually!
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Offline Steven Owen

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Re: X-Mat is back
« Reply #6 on: November 21, 2017, 03:13 PM »
Huh, I thought these did terrible and that was why they went away. Now they are trying to make them a limited production product to help drive up desire?


It reminds me of the furniture store that constantly hangs the sign "going out of business sale", annually!

I’m not sure what the rest of the X-Mat system is for.  If you secure a box with 8 Woodpecker corner clamps with dowel, miter joint, Dominos, ect...the boards aren’t going to shift or move at all.

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Re: X-Mat is back
« Reply #7 on: November 21, 2017, 11:07 PM »
Huh, I thought these did terrible and that was why they went away. Now they are trying to make them a limited production product to help drive up desire?

It reminds me of the furniture store that constantly hangs the sign "going out of business sale", annually!
Ha ha ha good analogy!
Ha ha ha good analogy!
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