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Please be clear in understanding that I am in no way connected to Valfor Tools, or Prazi company. I paid for these tools with my personal funds and do not receive any form of compensation from any publication or manufacturer. Today I got my “toys” and I have to say I am impressed. Your presentation of the Groove Center as a fine instrument in a nice wood box is a welcome touch. Add to this the weight, fit and feel all make my first impression of the tool a high opinion for certain.
I did fully read the directions provided online, and believe I was familiar with the preparation and operation before the UPS man arrived at my door. Preparation is something more users should employ for a pleasurable user experience. For certain the preparation prior to operation is the one single success factor owners can control, since preparation is completely beyond the control of the manufacturer. The directions, photos, and drawings are all more than adequate, clear, and not in anyway confusing, definitely setting the Groove Center apart from a “big box” store.
I decided to try the tools on a lock miter bit (medium sized), and used 2each 1X4 pine boards for a test. I selected some utility grade wood, and made the cuts after following the directions provided for set up. The set up — even on the first time — was just as quick and easy as presented online. There were some splinters, since I did not use a backer board, and pine is prone to cross end grain splintering. All of that said it was the fastest and best fit for a lock miter that I have ever experienced. I have the set up blocks that came with the Eagle America router bit, but they are woefully inadequate if the boards are not planed to the exact thickness. Then it dawned on me that this was the only tool I have seen that set the router and bit according to the actual wood stock and not the presumed wood stock. An important distinction. I used the same material and set up, producing a total of 4 joints, and I am pleased to say that all the joints were perfect. I have made perfect lock miter joints before but I had to plane some sacrificial lumber for set up and make multiple joints before reaching my desired result.
I suppose I do not need to tell you that I will not be needing to exercise, the “30 day money back” that you offered. In truth there are very few products these days that set up and operate as advertised — the Groove Center and the 2-Axis Depth Gauge are in the “operate exactly as advertised” category. I also believe these tools are worth every penny of the asking price. To say nothing of the time and wood that will not be lost due to trial and error set up for joint cutting.
I did have some reluctance in making the purchase, since there are so many tools manufacturers that “fudge” the truth or fail to disclose the hidden steps or troubles. I have to say everything is just as presented and if anything restrained on the total benefits of owning this tool. Some of the comments following the Fine Woodworking review were not fair in their harshness. It appears to me that some commentators review on price alone in total disregard to product value. I value this addition as equal to my Incra LS Super system, Dowelmax, Eurekazone Tracksaw tools, and Bosch power tools, I say to give you some sort of measure of my opinion and guide.
I received the three Valfor tools that I purchased from you today and they are not only beautiful but extremely well built and thought out. I was particularly taken by the presentation of your Groove Center in the excellent wooden box.
Initially, I thought that you had forgotten the manual, but then remembered that I had seen a link on your website for the Groove Center and the Bit Vice manuals.
The third tool that I bought is the very clever 2-axis depth gauge. I love the way you have arranged it so that by twisting the legs you can place the pin in various positions that otherwise would not be nearly as easy nor as repeatable.