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Offline Mr_Stop

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RIP Eurekazone
« on: January 21, 2020, 12:29 PM »
I know a few people here, such as myself, got started with tracksaws via the EZ smart / Eurekazone projects.  There are also several refugees from the t-saw forum.  It looks like that forum has shut down and upon checking the Eurekazone site, I found a note stating that the company ceased manufacturing operations December 15, 2019. 

Sad to see it go.  There were a lot of promising ideas that were never fully realized...  Their Facebook page has some comments stating that they will sell some stuff through Amazon in the near future.

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Offline Richard/RMW

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Re: RIP Eurekazone
« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2020, 05:46 PM »
That is a shame. I had the opportunity to meet Dino @ his shop in Edison at least 10 years ago, brilliant tinkerer and constantly dreaming up new tools. My first track saw was his setup, it was the limitations of using a standard circular saw that sold me on Festool when I discovered them and had the need.

Hope he's moved on to bigger & better things.

RMW
As of 10/17 I am out of the Dog business and pursuing other distractions. Thanks for a fun ride!

Offline Mike Goetzke

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Re: RIP Eurekazone
« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2020, 09:26 AM »
I know a few people here, such as myself, got started with tracksaws via the EZ smart / Eurekazone projects.  There are also several refugees from the t-saw forum.  It looks like that forum has shut down and upon checking the Eurekazone site, I found a note stating that the company ceased manufacturing operations December 15, 2019. 

Sad to see it go.  There were a lot of promising ideas that were never fully realized...  Their Facebook page has some comments stating that they will sell some stuff through Amazon in the near future.

Sad I knew Dino for years. His inventions had so much promise but that's where they stayed. He needed to stop re-inventing and concentrate on the great ideas he had.

I also heard he gave up all the IP to the company he worked for in Florida so can't sell them on his own.

Offline Mr_Stop

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Re: RIP Eurekazone
« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2020, 10:38 AM »
Sad I knew Dino for years. His inventions had so much promise but that's where they stayed. He needed to stop re-inventing and concentrate on the great ideas he had.

I also heard he gave up all the IP to the company he worked for in Florida so can't sell them on his own.

Agree that it would have been great to refine the ideas and products he had.  I spoke to him briefly last year and he sounds like one of those guys who is always thinking of new and different ways to do things.  He was talking about a whole new category of products that he is working on. 

Offline Richard/RMW

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Re: RIP Eurekazone
« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2020, 09:43 PM »
Sad I knew Dino for years. His inventions had so much promise but that's where they stayed. He needed to stop re-inventing and concentrate on the great ideas he had.

I also heard he gave up all the IP to the company he worked for in Florida so can't sell them on his own.

Agree that it would have been great to refine the ideas and products he had.  I spoke to him briefly last year and he sounds like one of those guys who is always thinking of new and different ways to do things.  He was talking about a whole new category of products that he is working on.

Definitely the mad scientist type, in the best possible way. I'm familiar with the just-one-more-tweak affliction.

That, and reorganizing the shop on an annual basis.  [doh]

RMW
As of 10/17 I am out of the Dog business and pursuing other distractions. Thanks for a fun ride!

Offline Cheese

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Re: RIP Eurekazone
« Reply #5 on: January 22, 2020, 10:25 PM »
Sad I knew Dino for years. His inventions had so much promise but that's where they stayed. He needed to stop re-inventing and concentrate on the great ideas he had.

I also heard he gave up all the IP to the company he worked for in Florida so can't sell them on his own.

Ya, but look at it on the bright side... truly creative people just keep creating... that’s what drives them.
Financial success...yea, maybe but more importantly is the thrill to create. The clairvoyance and articulation of thought is their motive force.

On the other hand, if he received patents on the IP he articulated and the patents were paid for by his employer, it's standard practice to relinquish your commercial rights because the employer needs to "own" something. After an expenditure of $50K-$80K for a patent, the employer needs to then commercialize that product in some fashion to recoup their patent expenses. It's just business...
« Last Edit: January 22, 2020, 10:59 PM by Cheese »

Offline kannan.seshadri

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Re: RIP Eurekazone
« Reply #6 on: May 28, 2020, 06:21 PM »
Am new to this group and found it while searching for Eurekazone parts. I was thinking about stocking up on anti-chip edges for the track saw system, but sadly never did it, and now they have shut down. I was wondering if anyone on this forum might have some ideas whether the edges are available elsewhere- whether Dino might have developed this edge around some standard extruded profiles available from other vendors... Any suggestions would be gratefully appreciated!

Offline Mike Goetzke

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Re: RIP Eurekazone
« Reply #7 on: May 28, 2020, 09:54 PM »
I know some made them with HDPE.

But, if you don’t have a Festool budget I bought a Makita cordless and rails and have never looked back. I was deep into EZ but it’s so nice to finally have a saw designed for the rail.

Good luck!

Mike

Offline Mr_Stop

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Re: RIP Eurekazone
« Reply #8 on: May 29, 2020, 07:28 AM »
Am new to this group and found it while searching for Eurekazone parts. I was thinking about stocking up on anti-chip edges for the track saw system, but sadly never did it, and now they have shut down. I was wondering if anyone on this forum might have some ideas whether the edges are available elsewhere- whether Dino might have developed this edge around some standard extruded profiles available from other vendors... Any suggestions would be gratefully appreciated!

Have you tried to call Eurekazone?  I took a look and it looks like their website has been updated, so maybe they're not dead after all?  There were some Chinese knockoffs on ebay so that might be a source also.

Offline mike_aa

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Re: RIP Eurekazone
« Reply #9 on: May 29, 2020, 06:04 PM »
@kannan.seshadri  I just received an email from Eurekazone advertising the anti-chip edges.  They are listed on their website.

https://www.eurekazone.com/

Mike A.


Offline Mr_Stop

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Re: RIP Eurekazone
« Reply #10 on: May 30, 2020, 10:11 AM »
@kannan.seshadri  I just received an email from Eurekazone advertising the anti-chip edges.  They are listed on their website.

https://www.eurekazone.com/

Mike A.

I did as well.  I'm glad to see EZ is back.