Bridge City Jointmaker Pro
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Putting together a small order from LV during the free shipping event, and started wondering, does anyone actually own one of these?  And if so, is it worth the money?  I can't seem to wrap my head around this tool (or should I say jig), except for perhaps highly specialised and repeat work.  They must have sold at least one, as its currently out of stock. . . . 

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  Re: Bridge City Jointmaker Pro by Admiral (Putting together a s...)
I was puzzled by this tool years ago, when first released and remain puzzled. I suspect it is aimed towards thevery well to do, that put together a large shop of tools, but the hobby is acquiring the tools and not using them.
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  Re: Bridge City Jointmaker Pro by Admiral (Putting together a s...)
(02-15-2019, 03:22 PM)Admiral Wrote: Putting together a small order from LV during the free shipping event, and started wondering, does anyone actually own one of these?  And if so, is it worth the money?  I can't seem to wrap my head around this tool (or should I say jig), except for perhaps highly specialised and repeat work.  They must have sold at least one, as its currently out of stock. . . . 

http://www.leevalley.com/us/wood/page.aspx?p=77199&cat=51&ap=1

This must have been one of those tools that went on sale on April1 a few years ago!
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  Re: Bridge City Jointmaker Pro by Admiral (Putting together a s...)
I have seen it work. Not sure where. In fact, I think Jameel Abraham put one up for sale. At the price, I would detour to a cabinet saw for purchase.
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  Re: Bridge City Jointmaker Pro by Admiral (Putting together a s...)
I believe I went to a Bridge City demo event at Pop Woodworking in 2007 where I first saw this (could be mistaken), but I know John E. showed it in 2008 at WIA at Berea, KY. It's just an amazing tool for what it does, and at the time I really wish that I did the type of woodworking that this was designed for. Rich, if that's is the type of work you do/want to do, I expect this tool will not disappoint. BTW, comparing this to a table saw is like comparing a surgeon's scalpel to an axe. If you need an axe (table saw), then only an axe will do, but a table saw will not cut small parts to the same accuracy as the JP.
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  Re: Bridge City Jointmaker Pro by Admiral (Putting together a s...)
Rich,
Thank you for this thread. I have thought the tool intriguing and want to learn more about it. I hope others "in the know" will respond.
Ag
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  Re: Bridge City Jointmaker Pro by Admiral (Putting together a s...)
The jointmaker pro makes shallow and short ultra precision cuts. Ideal for a lot of joints. Ideal for repeating perfect cuts. If you are trying to make deep cuts or long cuts in thick wood, this saw is not what you want to use. If you have a task where a half inch deep and half inch long cut needs to be made with the best possible precision, this is the tool you want to use.
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  Re: RE: Bridge City Jointmaker Pro by CedarSlayer (The jointmaker pro m...)
(02-16-2019, 03:19 AM)CedarSlayer Wrote: The jointmaker pro makes shallow and short ultra precision cuts. Ideal for a lot of joints. Ideal for repeating perfect cuts. If you are trying to make deep cuts or long cuts in thick wood, this saw is not what you want to use. If you have a task where a half inch deep and half inch long cut needs to be made with the best possible precision, this is the tool you want to use.

Yeah, I guess for, as an example, a Japanese Shoji with an interior wood lattice it would make sense, intricate work like that.
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  Re: Bridge City Jointmaker Pro by Admiral (Putting together a s...)
(02-15-2019, 03:22 PM)Admiral: Wrote: Putting together a small order from LV during the free shipping event, and started wondering, does anyone actually own one of these?  And if so, is it worth the money?  I can't seem to wrap my head around this tool (or should I say jig), except for perhaps highly specialised and repeat work.  They must have sold at least one, as its currently out of stock. . . .

I have one Rich; I bought it when first introduced and upgraded it a year? later from the original delrin slides to roller bearings. Yes, it was expensive and I don't use it all the time, but it does things no other tool will do. The cuts are literally like glass in their smoothness, and the precision is unmatched. For small stuff it can't be beat. It's also a pleasure to use being super quiet and not much mess to deal with.
I don't have the super expensive add-on fence, but I have been able to do with the basic unit things that I could not easily accomplish any other way. I have no regrets for spending the cash for it (or for any other high-quality tools either).
Cliff
ex-TX, now Maine!
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  Re: RE: Bridge City Jointmaker Pro by AgGEM (Rich, Thank you for...)
(02-15-2019, 09:10 PM)AgGEM Wrote: Rich,
Thank you for this thread. I have thought the tool intriguing and want to learn more about it. I hope others "in the know" will respond.
Ag

There are number of videos out there showing what can be accomplished with the Jointmaker, both from Bridge City and users/customers.
Cliff
ex-TX, now Maine!
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