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Offline StevoWevo

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Re: Introducing the UJK Parf Fence - a must for MFT3 or custom benches
« Reply #30 on: March 06, 2020, 05:44 AM »
I just found this one. Can the mk2 drilling block be used as an off cut fence in a pinch? Will they line up?

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« Reply #31 on: March 06, 2020, 07:16 AM »
Can the mk2 drilling block be used as an off cut fence in a pinch? Will they line up?
Yes. Yes.
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Re: Introducing the UJK Parf Fence - a must for MFT3 or custom benches
« Reply #32 on: March 06, 2020, 07:51 AM »
Sweet, I’m still considering 80/20 parts for my MFT style work bench but this looks very useful for me

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« Reply #33 on: March 06, 2020, 10:16 AM »
It is easy to make your own fence, providing you have four dogs.


Take a piece of plywood or mdf. Drill one 20 mm hole in it. Use one dog and a clamp to fix onto your MFT/3. Drill a second 20 mm hole (from below, of course). Use both holes and dogs to align with the rail. Make a cut. Do the whole thing again with a second piece of plywood (or mdf).
Now you have two fences that will align perfectly on both sides of the rail.
(Placement of holes and size of ply needs figuring out - this is just a thought experiment…)
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Re: Introducing the UJK Parf Fence - a must for MFT3 or custom benches
« Reply #34 on: March 07, 2020, 08:51 AM »
Peter,

I have been checking status of this fence for a while now. Do you have any inside info as to when these fences will be made available again?

Thanks
Jack

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I never got round to buying one at time of launch as was really wanting two to be useful and two 600’s wouldn’t cover my needs.

Axminster have been out of stock on this for a number of weeks now and hope they do a production run of varying lengths. It can’t be that hard to produce and stocks can be kept low as it’s virtually all done in house.

The demand for these new fences has been amazing and they are only just keeping up with the PGS and other Parf products. I understand that they have now opened a new workshop to cope with the demand and assume that they are recruiting the staff to operate the new machines.

It might all sound very exciting but they really do need to up their production capability.

Fingers crossed that things settle down soon.

Cheers.

Peter

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Re: Introducing the UJK Parf Fence - a must for MFT3 or custom benches
« Reply #35 on: March 07, 2020, 10:25 AM »
Peter,

I have been checking status of this fence for a while now. Do you have any inside info as to when these fences will be made available again?

Thanks
Jack

Hi Jack

They are expected off the production line in the next couple of weeks and it is showing as "dispatch within 4 weeks" on the product page of the web site.

Peter

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Re: Introducing the UJK Parf Fence - a must for MFT3 or custom benches
« Reply #36 on: March 09, 2020, 09:07 PM »
Peter,

I thought I was going blind as there is nothing on the product stating dispatch in 4 weeks. Then I refreshed the page and caught a glimpse of the wording under the price then it disappeared. Apparently that dispatch in 4 weeks only apples to your side of the pond ;-)

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Peter,

I have been checking status of this fence for a while now. Do you have any inside info as to when these fences will be made available again?

Thanks
Jack

Hi Jack

They are expected off the production line in the next couple of weeks and it is showing as "dispatch within 4 weeks" on the product page of the web site.

Peter

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Re: Introducing the UJK Parf Fence - a must for MFT3 or custom benches
« Reply #37 on: March 10, 2020, 06:22 AM »
Peter,

I thought I was going blind as there is nothing on the product stating dispatch in 4 weeks. Then I refreshed the page and caught a glimpse of the wording under the price then it disappeared. Apparently that dispatch in 4 weeks only apples to your side of the pond ;-)

Jack
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No, it is the same for everyone. I did give an explanation in my latest Workshop Notes video. Basically, Axminster have had to increase the size of their manufacturing capability  (yet again) due to the volume of orders for Parf kit. They did not want to subcontract work out and so there have been 2-3 months of disruption.

Things will improve very soon and I have been invited down to see the new facilities next week.

Peter

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Re: Introducing the UJK Parf Fence - a must for MFT3 or custom benches
« Reply #38 on: March 11, 2020, 05:02 PM »
Peter, are there any deals in the works to bring this across the pond like some of your other tools, or will we Americans have to order internationally for the foreseeable future?

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Re: Introducing the UJK Parf Fence - a must for MFT3 or custom benches
« Reply #39 on: March 11, 2020, 06:55 PM »
Peter, are there any deals in the works to bring this across the pond like some of your other tools, or will we Americans have to order internationally for the foreseeable future?
Axminster shipping is pretty reasonable and almost always faster than ground shipping. I have often found the price to be cheaper because the exchange rate fluctuates and you don’t pay tax....


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Offline Rick Herrick

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« Reply #40 on: March 11, 2020, 07:20 PM »
+1 on Axminster shipping.  Two orders so far and very good prices and no more than 4 days total for either order to get here.  Not as happy with their customer service though, but will continue to order from them.

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« Reply #41 on: April 14, 2020, 09:16 AM »
I woke up to an email from Axminster telling me the Parf Fence was now in stock.  Jumped out of bed and grabbed the laptop.  It let me put it in my basket but when I went to pay for it, it told me it was backordered, arggggg.  But, it did let me place the order, with the backordered part.  So who knows when or if I will get one.  Frustrating...

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Re: Introducing the UJK Parf Fence - a must for MFT3 or custom benches
« Reply #42 on: April 14, 2020, 11:47 AM »
I woke up to an email from Axminster telling me the Parf Fence was now in stock.  Jumped out of bed and grabbed the laptop.  It let me put it in my basket but when I went to pay for it, it told me it was backordered, arggggg.  But, it did let me place the order, with the backordered part.  So who knows when or if I will get one.  Frustrating...

Hi Rick,

I tried to call my contact at Axminster to check on this for you but got no reply. He does spend a lot of time between his desk and the shop floor where the kit is made. I am away on business for the next 2 days and will not be able to dig any deeper for you but you can message me and I will pick it up on Friday and try and help then.

Peter

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« Reply #43 on: April 14, 2020, 11:56 AM »

Hi Rick,

I tried to call my contact at Axminster to check on this for you but got no reply. He does spend a lot of time between his desk and the shop floor where the kit is made. I am away on business for the next 2 days and will not be able to dig any deeper for you but you can message me and I will pick it up on Friday and try and help then.

Peter

Hi Peter.  Thank you for that.  I hope its just a web site issue.  I have seen those before.  Be safe on your business trip.

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Re: Introducing the UJK Parf Fence - a must for MFT3 or custom benches
« Reply #44 on: April 14, 2020, 01:08 PM »
Hi Rick,

Many thanks.

My email address is on my profile page if you need to get in touch.

Peter

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« Reply #45 on: April 15, 2020, 01:30 AM »
I was the same, saw the email, went to buy but they are on back order still....


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Re: Introducing the UJK Parf Fence - a must for MFT3 or custom benches
« Reply #46 on: April 15, 2020, 02:17 AM »
I was the same, saw the email, went to buy but they are on back order still....


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Ditto what I said to Rick.

Peter

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« Reply #47 on: April 15, 2020, 02:19 AM »
I was the same, saw the email, went to buy but they are on back order still....


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Ditto what I said to Rick.

Peter
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Re: Introducing the UJK Parf Fence - a must for MFT3 or custom benches
« Reply #48 on: April 15, 2020, 03:45 AM »
@Rick Herrick and @Dusty.Tools

Just spoken to Axminster...

There are about 200 going into stock tomorrow. The last lot went into stock and then sold out within a week ! They are doing their very best to keep up.

I raised the issue of overseas customers being able to do a back order and they are looking at sorting that out. It is, so I am told, quite complicated but please don't ask me why.

I am going to be out of comms for the next 2 days.

Good luck guys.

Peter

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Re: Introducing the UJK Parf Fence - a must for MFT3 or custom benches
« Reply #49 on: April 15, 2020, 08:48 AM »
Thanks Peter! I was able to place two on BO day before yesterday for US shipment. When I looked last night the BO option for the US is no longer an available.

Jack

@Rick Herrick and @Dusty.Tools

Just spoken to Axminster...

There are about 200 going into stock tomorrow. The last lot went into stock and then sold out within a week ! They are doing their very best to keep up.

I raised the issue of overseas customers being able to do a back order and they are looking at sorting that out. It is, so I am told, quite complicated but please don't ask me why.

I am going to be out of comms for the next 2 days.

Good luck guys.

Peter

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Re: Introducing the UJK Parf Fence - a must for MFT3 or custom benches
« Reply #50 on: April 15, 2020, 09:23 AM »
Hi Peter, thanks again for checking.  Hopefully my backorder order will come in.  Fingers crossed.

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Re: Introducing the UJK Parf Fence - a must for MFT3 or custom benches
« Reply #51 on: April 15, 2020, 01:43 PM »
TSO is waiting for delivery availability of our Parf Fence stock to join the rest of the AXMINSTER TOOLS inventory we always carry in our Minnesota warehouse.

Our TSO INSIDER newsletter will announce the availability to all subscribers.

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Re: Introducing the UJK Parf Fence - a must for MFT3 or custom benches
« Reply #52 on: April 15, 2020, 09:01 PM »
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I look forward to you carrying the Parf Fence. I was only able to order one when it first got released and have been unable to order another since then. Too bad you don't carry parf anchor dogs, since I just ordered 4 pairs, and might have an uncontrollable dog addiction.
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« Reply #53 on: April 24, 2020, 11:32 PM »
I got mine in from Axminster 2 days ago.  Finally a chance today to try it out.  Absolutely brilliant.  I do wish I had bought 2 of them though.  Need to figure out a nice way to put some measurement device together.  I don't think much of the stop that came with it but it will do until I come up with something else.

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« Reply #54 on: April 25, 2020, 12:16 AM »
@Rick Herrick did you look at the bencdogs.co.uk offering on their new fence . Curious to know what you thought of them compared to the UJK fence
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« Reply #55 on: April 25, 2020, 12:30 AM »
@Rick Herrick did you look at the bencdogs.co.uk offering on their new fence . Curious to know what you thought of them compared to the UJK fence
Hi Vijay.  If you are referring to the one in this video below, I just watched it this morning.  It did have some type of measuring assistance but overall, I thought it was a little, I don't know, hokey?  Don't mean to disparage it but way too many parts/pieces and fiddling with (it may just be over my head).  I put the UJK fence on my test table with some Super Parf Dogs in some offset holes and did a quick 5 cut test on a piece of 18"x18" 3/4 ply.  It was more than I could hope for and very little fuss.  Still trying to figure out the TDS-10 dog plates for repeatable cuts, but getting there..



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« Reply #56 on: April 25, 2020, 02:54 AM »
I was finally able to order three today from Axminster :)


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« Reply #57 on: April 25, 2020, 07:19 AM »
I was finally able to order three today from Axminster :)


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Since your previous post on 15th Axminster had a large consignment go into stock only to disappear within 2 days. They have just put another load into the warehouse with about 50% fulfilling back orders.

Axminster have now tripled the number of staff in their manufacturing workshops in order to keep up with the Parf range. I know that they have put a lot of social distancing measures in place throughout their HQ but am not sure how that affects manufacturing. I will inquire next week.

Peter

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Re: Introducing the UJK Parf Fence - a must for MFT3 or custom benches
« Reply #58 on: April 25, 2020, 02:49 PM »
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Hi peter, I don’t suppose you know about a decision on a longer length?

I and others posted about this (some want shorter - that’s easy just cut one down)

I would buy two straight away but refuse to at moment. Obviously in this batch run they just did the same offering. So easy to setup for longer length.

600mm doesn’t even give a cut to produce say kitchen / office desk types panels which are in region of 600-800 long at least.

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« Reply #59 on: April 25, 2020, 04:20 PM »
In order to make an accurate cut there is no need to have the full 800 mm of your stock against a fence. The 600 mm length is more than enough.

Peter