From what I've heard from people who have both, I'd say that yes, you can justify both (if you are rich! at least)Mike.C":133fy8vy said:If you had the money to buy either a Leigh Dovetail Jig or a Woodrat, which one would you buy?
If you already owned a Leigh would you sell it and buy a Woodrat?
Could you really make use of both?
Sell it to me (I want a seondhand one as new is too expensive) and you could buy even more planes with the money :wink:Alf":1570drk0 said:I did come close to selling mine a few years back, but trouble is I'd miss it. :roll:
Ah, Mr Bond, I was expecting you... <strokes L-N smoother in slightly evil and deranged way> :roll:Tony":1zjyz8au said:Sell it to me (I want a seondhand one as new is too expensive) and you could buy even more planes with the money :wink:
I think you're close to hitting the nail on the head there, Adam. I have a Leigh D4. Now I sometimes think "Christ, why did I spend all that money". Don't read me wrong, it's a fantastic tool for dovetails but therein is the crux of it - it only does dovetails unlike the Woodrat. So for example, me thinking I would be saving loadsa time, money and effort having one, it has proved to be not very useful for 99% of the time. I have been comtemplating selling it to invest in a couple of good planes and some chisels, but I am just sooo loath to part with it. It is a lovely bit of kit when I do (rarely) use it!.I've seen many Leighs for sale second hand, and have often wondered why
Alf":31d1vkvz said:Ah, Mr Bond, I was expecting you... <strokes L-N smoother in slightly evil and deranged way> :roll: