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Offline tallgrass

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Ok what is this?
« on: May 02, 2012, 06:38 PM »
http://www.leevalley.com/en/wood/page.aspx?p=69302

In the video there is a magnetic remote switch. Have any of you seen this and if so fow does it work?

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Offline Alan m

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Re: Ok what is this?
« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2012, 06:43 PM »
i wish that wasnt a joke . it works very well.

sorry m8
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Offline hockey_magnet

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Re: Ok what is this?
« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2012, 06:49 PM »
Uh, this was posted on a specific day in April.   [wink]

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Re: Ok what is this?
« Reply #3 on: May 02, 2012, 06:50 PM »
They actually did develop the tool and the switch - they aren't fake.  Who knows if the switch will actually come to production.

Peter

Offline RonWen

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Re: Ok what is this?
« Reply #4 on: May 02, 2012, 07:41 PM »
It would be interesting to find at what point in the design/manufacturing/marketing/sales process Rob Lee decides to make it an April 1 tool instead of actually selling them.   [unsure] [blink] [huh] [embarassed] [big grin]

Offline tallgrass

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Re: Ok what is this?
« Reply #5 on: May 02, 2012, 07:52 PM »
So this is a joke?? I thought about that....the video.

Offline RonWen

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Re: Ok what is this?
« Reply #6 on: May 02, 2012, 08:08 PM »
So this is a joke?? I thought about that....the video.

If you click on the "more information" link it explains that.  The tools do exist & actually have to perform as described.
http://www.leevalley.com/en/wood/page.aspx?p=69303&cat=

I guess the point on this one is that a purist hand tool user wouldn't want the annoying noise of a vac running near by.

Offline Tim Raleigh

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Re: Ok what is this?
« Reply #7 on: May 02, 2012, 08:15 PM »
I guess the point on this one is that a purist hand tool user wouldn't want the annoying noise of a vac running near by.

Aye, but even a purist falls off the wagon occasionally  [wink]
Tim

Offline tallgrass

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Re: Ok what is this?
« Reply #8 on: May 02, 2012, 10:04 PM »
Nice , thought it was a gag but I could see it being a product. It would not be the the strangest thing I have seen wood workers want. Oddly the magnetic switch thing I would like for other than wood working things.

Offline MarkF

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Re: Ok what is this?
« Reply #9 on: May 02, 2012, 11:36 PM »
Search for AFD products at Lee Valley. (April Fools Day)

Last year's:


This one backfired on them.  They have it as a permanent product:
 











Offline tallgrass

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Re: Ok what is this?
« Reply #10 on: May 03, 2012, 01:31 AM »
I think some of those would be great conversation pieces. Regardless weather they worked.

Offline RonWen

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Re: Ok what is this?
« Reply #11 on: May 03, 2012, 01:40 AM »
On the other hand, Black & Decker seems obsessed with battery powered tools that should be April Fool's jokes:

http://www.amazon.com/Black-Decker-AAW100-8-Inch-Adjusting/dp/B000EGM1ZM/ref=pd_bxgy_hi_img_b

http://www.amazon.com/Black-Decker-ATM100-25-Foot-Measure/dp/B0002TG1GG

Offline Ken Nagrod

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Re: Ok what is this?
« Reply #12 on: May 03, 2012, 01:42 AM »
Ron,

That actually is the stuff my sister buys.  [embarassed]

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Re: Ok what is this?
« Reply #13 on: May 03, 2012, 01:45 AM »
Ron,

That actually is the stuff my sister buys.  [embarassed]


They are wonderful Christmas presents...  [embarassed]

Offline jmbfestool

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Re: Ok what is this?
« Reply #14 on: May 03, 2012, 05:01 PM »
On the other hand, Black & Decker seems obsessed with battery powered tools that should be April Fool's jokes:

http://www.amazon.com/Black-Decker-AAW100-8-Inch-Adjusting/dp/B000EGM1ZM/ref=pd_bxgy_hi_img_b

http://www.amazon.com/Black-Decker-ATM100-25-Foot-Measure/dp/B0002TG1GG


haahaa  [embarassed] [embarassed] [embarassed]  ummmm.   I bought the auto adjusting wrench AGES ago never used it I played with it but never used it on a job! lol just bought it cus it seems cool! 

JMB
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