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FESTOOL DISCUSSIONS => Festool Tools & Accessories => Topic started by: rexacademy on January 09, 2019, 12:13 PM

Title: Woodpeckers Parallel Guide System now available permanently
Post by: rexacademy on January 09, 2019, 12:13 PM
Woodpeckers announced today that their parallel guide system has become a permanent product: https://www.woodpeck.com/parallel-guide-system.html

I've been keeping an eye out for a reasonably priced used set to pick up, but haven't found one—excited to finally pick it up!
Title: Re: Woodpeckers Parallel Guide System now available permanently
Post by: StanB on January 09, 2019, 12:26 PM
I would be curious if this is the updated design with the wedge lock for how it attaches to the rail. All of the pictures indicate the original design. Originally this system had reputability issues and Woodpeckers issued an update in the form of a long bar similar to what TSO is doing for its rail connectors.
Title: Re: Woodpeckers Parallel Guide System now available permanently
Post by: Mario Turcot on January 09, 2019, 12:28 PM
Yeah, I received the newsletter this morning. The Woodpecker parallel guide price is similar to the Festool one. 400$ versus 423$ for the Festool. The Festool PG have an extension guide to add to it, not the Woodpecker PG.

I'm wondering if the Woodpecker one is more versatile and easier to use. I watched a video of both and I'm still not convinced.
Title: Re: Woodpeckers Parallel Guide System now available permanently
Post by: StanB on January 09, 2019, 10:37 PM
Yeah, I received the newsletter this morning. The Woodpecker parallel guide price is similar to the Festool one. 400$ versus 423$ for the Festool. The Festool PG have an extension guide to add to it, not the Woodpecker PG.

I'm wondering if the Woodpecker one is more versatile and easier to use. I watched a video of both and I'm still not convinced.

I have one. It’s similar to the other aftermarket ones. I have used it on occasion to cut large panels, however since the TSO rail square came out it has mostly sat in the systainer. All these parallel guides are all finicky to set up, but do work well whenused. Personally, unless you do a lot of panels or don’t have a table saw I would just get the rail square. It is much easier to just use a tick mark and use the square. It is a very accurate method.
Title: Re: Woodpeckers Parallel Guide System now available permanently
Post by: dlu on January 10, 2019, 02:20 AM
I don't have a table saw (been trying to avoid committing the space) and have been mostly pretty happy with the PGS. My biggest complaints are:


On the other hand, I really like the short sections of scale, they make the PGS much easier to work with it tight quarters.
Title: Re: Woodpeckers Parallel Guide System now available permanently
Post by: TSO Products on January 10, 2019, 09:22 AM
look for TSO's new TPG-30 R Parallel Guide shipping in February.
Our extensive on-the-job BETA testing by  Pro and DIY woodworkers resulted in this innovative answer to the limitations and shortcomings of the parallel guides on the market up to now.

Look for an announcement shortly in the TSO Insider Newsletter and also in a separate post here on the FOG.

Hans
Title: Re: Woodpeckers Parallel Guide System now available permanently
Post by: cpw on January 10, 2019, 09:49 AM
I totally agree that the foam cut Woodpecker's does is great for shipping, but is suboptimal for actually using it.  Definitely too much disassembly is required.
Title: Re: Woodpeckers Parallel Guide System now available permanently
Post by: Richard/RMW on January 10, 2019, 03:00 PM
Hans, here's my own not-so-innovative answer...

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Your squares have spoiled me, I stopped using 2 PG's as soon as I got one. I'm certain whatever you put out will be even better.

RMW

look for TSO's new TPG-30 R Parallel Guide shipping in February.
Our extensive on-the-job BETA testing by  Pro and DIY woodworkers resulted in this innovative answer to the limitations and shortcomings of the parallel guides on the market up to now.

Look for an announcement shortly in the TSO Insider Newsletter and also in a separate post here on the FOG.

Hans
Title: Re: Woodpeckers Parallel Guide System now available permanently
Post by: Mario Turcot on January 10, 2019, 03:17 PM
look for TSO's new TPG-30 R Parallel Guide shipping in February.
Our extensive on-the-job BETA testing by  Pro and DIY woodworkers resulted in this innovative answer to the limitations and shortcomings of the parallel guides on the market up to now.

Look for an announcement shortly in the TSO Insider Newsletter and also in a separate post here on the FOG.

Hans

Hans, you a real tease  [tongue]

Try to publish some info while we wait would you... I spent 15 minutes googling TPG-30  [mad]
Title: Re: Woodpeckers Parallel Guide System now available permanently
Post by: wpz on January 10, 2019, 03:20 PM
I did something similar to RMW:
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wpz
Title: Re: Woodpeckers Parallel Guide System now available permanently
Post by: justaguy on January 10, 2019, 05:17 PM
look for TSO's new TPG-30 R Parallel Guide shipping in February.
Our extensive on-the-job BETA testing by  Pro and DIY woodworkers resulted in this innovative answer to the limitations and shortcomings of the parallel guides on the market up to now.

Look for an announcement shortly in the TSO Insider Newsletter and also in a separate post here on the FOG.

Hans

Hans, you a real tease  [tongue]

Try to publish some info while we wait would you... I spent 15 minutes googling TPG-30  [mad]

Same here  [big grin]