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Wealden Again

Postby Rod » 11 Aug 2018, 19:04

Great service from Wealden. Ordered a couple of router cutters yesterday afternoon, delivered this lunch time with free postage.

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Re: Wealden Again

Postby Pinch » 13 Aug 2018, 09:24

Excellent service. 8-) It's a shame all orders can't be as good.
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Re: Wealden Again

Postby Rod » 13 Aug 2018, 13:53

I’ve put them to the test again though I sent in the order on Sunday. Hopefully should receive the cutter tomorrow Tuesday.

It’s for a 10mm straight cut, unfortunately I’ve got a WoodRat one but it’s too tall for my current purposes.

I also ordered a Forstner bit from Workshop Heaven so it will be interesting to see how they compare.

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Re: Wealden Again

Postby Mike G » 14 Aug 2018, 11:33

I'd never even consider using anyone other than Wealden. Great cutters, great service.
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Re: Wealden Again

Postby Rod » 14 Aug 2018, 13:28

The Wealden cutter arrived this morning.

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Re: Wealden Again

Postby Woodbloke » 14 Aug 2018, 18:18

Mike G wrote:I'd never even consider using anyone other than Wealden. Great cutters, great service.

Most of the well known makes are all made in the same factory in Taiwan - Rob
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Re: Wealden Again

Postby Rod » 15 Aug 2018, 15:31

It might be the same factory but they have different standards of quality and manufacturing going by other makes I have.

The Forstner cutter arrived from Workshop Heaven this morning - should now be able to drill some large holes without setting the shop on fire!!

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Re: Wealden Again

Postby RogerS » 15 Aug 2018, 17:19

Rod wrote:It might be the same factory but they have different standards of quality and manufacturing going by other makes I have.
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Bang on the money there, Rod.

When SWMBO was doing some retail consultancy work she went to a food factory that had several simultaneous production lines. Only one was painted Orange, another one Green, one red, white and blue...you get the picture ? When she asked why was told that the end product might be called Chicken Korma etc but the actual ingredients were different according to the supermarket spec.
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Re: Wealden Again

Postby Woodbloke » 15 Aug 2018, 21:02

Rod wrote:It might be the same factory but they have different standards of quality and manufacturing going by other makes I have.

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Yep, agreed. I was a bit surprised when I learned that most of the router bits in current use are made under one roof as I thought that there were different factories dotted around here and there; apparently not the case - Rob
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Re: Wealden Again

Postby Rod » 15 Aug 2018, 23:50

A bit like Harvey making most of the machinery etc for lots of different brands.

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Re: Wealden Again

Postby Woodbloke » 16 Aug 2018, 10:27

Rod wrote:A bit like Harvey making most of the machinery etc for lots of different brands.

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The reverse; there are loads of different factories in the Far East (Chiwanese) that make machinery. Much of Ax's stuff (for example) is made by a number of different suppliers in far flung locations - Rob
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