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Waka

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I know there has been a lot of threads on the difference in price for tools from the USA versus buying the same thing in the UK, but I thought I would share this with anyone thats interested.

As you know from previous threads I will soon be making a new router table (inspired by Neil, Tony and James), I also want a Routalift in the new one. reading through all the threads and checking out the likes of Axminster, Rutlands I thought that the Woodpecker one looks by far the best.

In converstaion with James I sent an e-mail to Wood workers Workshop, they are the UK distributer for Woodpecker products for a costing.

The price of the Woodpecker Unilift in the USA is $299.00 and from wood Workers Wokshop in te UK 170 GBP, with an exchange rate of $1.88 the difference is approximately 16 GBP. Not to bad in my view.
 

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Thats great, Waka - I'm very impressed with the UK price, much better than I expected. If only a) they made a metric one and b) I had £170...

Are you getting the Incra too? What a fantastic combination it would be :D

Neil
 

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Neil

Yes going for both, I think it will make a really good combination.

Regarding inches and mm, being my age I was trained in both, bit I have to say I use inches more than I use mm, thats why I wasn't too bothered about not having a mm scale. Mind you you could always use a conversion chart.
 

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Waka, make sure you give us all a full and detailed review in due course! Please.
Enjoy the RT build.

Noel
 
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Waka,

I too was of the era of both measurement systems. Sometimes i can come up with both in the same

"29 inches and 6mm" confusing but it works for me.

Aidan
 

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Aidan":284txpep said:
I too was of the era of both measurement systems. Sometimes i can come up with both in the same

"29 inches and 6mm" confusing but it works for me.
Thank goodness; I though it was just me. :oops: I have no excuse, I was brought up exclusively in metric, but it's all gone to pot 'cos of the 'Murrican 'fluence. :roll:

Cheers, Alf
 

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I'm with waka brought up with both and have worked in both for longer than I care to think about. I tend to use the most appropreate system for whatever I am doing. It confuses the hell out of the young ens who dont know what an inch is :D

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Bean":5ucxv3ay said:
It confuses the hell out of the young ens who dont know what an inch is :D
I find that at work as well. :roll:

I have a long running topic of conversation about real pennies, sixpences and throoppenny bits, I suppose it's to be expected when most of them are about the same age as our own kids. :shock:
 

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dave its bringing tears to my eyes ,the farthing and the silver joey the groat god i think i went back to far then :wink: :wink:
 

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Yep - and the tanner, two-bob bit, half-a-crown and the ten-bob note (= 180 old pennies in total, or 75 new pees). Much better than all the pees we have now - albeit my offspring don't understand me! :roll: :lol:

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Trev.
 

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Hang on can I hear the Mike Sams singers doing sing something simple? :shock:


Oh no reality check, got to get the laminate floor down in the hall. :roll: :x :roll:
 
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Trev, Did you really get 180 pence for ten bob, or 75 new pees? Our money changers were much meaner than yours
 

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jamar what trev is trying to remember is it all adds up to 15 bob :D
 

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jamar you do belive every thing your wife says dont you :? :wink: :wink: make sure she is not watching what answer you give now :lol: :lol: :lol:
 
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