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Old 05-10-2013, 05:07 PM
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Default Re: Bit Vise

Originally Posted by Sjoerd View Post

Yes, Fred, it was my (=Valfor Tools) concept and I licenced it to Woodpeckers who gave it their own beautiful, but expensive design, so they discontinued it.
Valfor Tools, who holds the patent has now come up with a much simplified version, that is both easier to use and actually pretty nice to look at. It's actually a clever design, as it uses the flexibility of the stainless steel body as the vise: the body IS the vise!
It really is the third hand one is missing when setting up a stacked router bit, and of course for maintenance (cleaning and sharpening - away from the router - it is a useful help.
Check out the website It's a very informative website giving lots of information about their tools and it's worth a good read. Their tools are exceptionally well made and you really will want them. Nobody else makes anything similar!.
to the forum, Sjoerd!

I visited your website and enjoyed it very much. You have created some really fine tools.

I hope to see your input here, it would be very welcome. Quality tools and informed opinions is what we're all about.

(how is your name pronounced?)

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Old 05-10-2013, 06:44 PM
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Default Re: Bit Vise

Hi John, thanks for the compliments. Yes, it's fun to design tools. I try to come up with new ideas, tools that are really useful, but also look good. There's more stuff in the pipeline, but first things first...
And, as to my first name: just take the "in" out of "insured", that gets you close enough. It's originally a Frisian name (northern part of the Netherlands).
I'm pleased to join this forum, and hope to be able to contribute from time to time!
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