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Old 05-06-2018, 03:28 PM
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I have a thought Dino.

Trying to think outside the box. Right.. If nothing else, it is worth a phone call or two, or get a free sample and bang on it with a hammer or run it over with a truck and such.
Thanks for the links and info.
Look at the ez extrusions one more time.
I don't think I can start to explain all design features.
3 years in making and almost 1m to start.
dies, tooling, molds....machine shops and hundreds of prototypes.
designers, engineers and test runs.
modifications testing and more testing to come up with the first ever
self aligning-bi-directional and box extruded aluminum.
light enough to be portable and strong enough to build just about anything
that you need.
One page of the patent applications will show the details much better
that I can do it.

How we can make it for less and affordable to more people is the ez goal now.
Better and smaller with more capacity and capabilities.
one example is the UEG.
By far the best tool ever made to rip panels and wood.
The new brackets will arrive in few days. less than 2 weeks from now.
The brackets will allow many more uses, easy and quick manufacturing.
Lower pricing and the fuel needed to restart the ez fires.

I'm taking a whole new look in everything ( Including your suggestion)
in order to re-start ez and offer the best possible tool system for all.
All that without ( The hardest part) leaving the loyal ez supporters and customers in the dark and forcing them to aboard the ez ship or without
the ability to upgrade.

Thanks for the link. very interesting. If they can extrude the 80-20 I'm sure they can extrude few other designs that we need for the new EZ.
People don't like to cut aluminum...plastic is much better for some parts.

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Old 05-07-2018, 04:38 PM
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hey that plastic 8020 stuff is cool. didn't know it existed. thanks for the heads up
If you don't mind yellow they are currently on clearance.
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Old 05-07-2018, 04:46 PM
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If you don't mind yellow they are currently on clearance.
Already bought aluminum for a new bench frame from their factory seconds eBay store. Some of that stuff goes for super cheap.

I'm thinking it wouldn't hurt to have a a few t-track across the cutting surface using the 8020 panel mounting brackets. Just not sure if having the t-track below the cutting surface will be a huge annoyance. -- the panel brackets are made for 1/4” thick sheets, not 1/2 or 3/4.
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Old 05-16-2018, 04:37 PM
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one example is the UEG.
By far the best tool ever made to rip panels and wood.
The new brackets will arrive in few days. less than 2 weeks from now.
Still on schedule?

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Old 06-05-2018, 09:37 AM
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Dino - I must ask, why is the recessed area on your extrusions just a little to narrow to fit a 1/2" stick on rule?

Mike
Lee Valley has 15/32" wide stick-on steel tapes on sale at the moment, looks as if they would fit the groove in the extrusion.

http://www.leevalley.com/us/home/pag...at=,76833&ap=1
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Old 06-05-2018, 02:50 PM
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Those tapes look suspiciously concave in the photos, which would make them pretty useless for gluing down. I would hold off on ordering until someone can confirm.

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Old 08-27-2018, 05:17 PM
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It's been a while, whatever happened to new UEG ends?
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Old 08-27-2018, 07:24 PM
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It's been a while, whatever happened to new UEG ends?
I'm waiting on that too for the "ride on track" feature
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Old 11-01-2018, 06:00 PM
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Bumping the thread, because every time I bump my UEG it goes out of alignment and I want the new brackets.
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Old 11-20-2018, 10:38 PM
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Dino,

I just received an email announcing the Black Friday Sale from EurekaZone. Permit me to offer a a couple of observations. My curiosity was piqued to the BF Sale announcement and I thought perhaps now is the time to order the UEG with the "new" brackets that you posted last November 2017 and have been telling this forum that any day now it will be ready for delivery! I actually went in and placed the UEG and a couple of other items in the shopping cart but I saw that it's still the old UEG, one that I already have. Also the sale numbers on the email flier do not match the shopping cart number.

I've scanned this forum and this thread periodically to see what is going on and to see if there has been any update on the new UEG, but all I hear is crickets. And this is after a year of your original announcement. In the software industry this is referred to as vaporware. A lot of folks in this forum have been asking in good faith for updates. As your most ardent EZ supporters in this forum don't we deserve an answer? Why is it so hard to offer a simple response?

I am not a newbie and have been with you from the beginning. Throughout the years I have made periodic and substantial investments in almost every product from EurekaZone. I am a firm believer in the DWC concept but the implementation through your various tools is lacking polish and completeness. I guess I got caught in the upgrade cycle that maybe on this next one he got it right. I am not complaining, I made the purchases with all due diligence and understanding. I also just like supporting mavericks!

As part of my EZ collection I also have three UEGs and my usage experience has been that you need to check the alignment every time you go bump or put any racking force on the assembly. My use is not just in my workshop but also on sites. Using these tools I've wasted a lot of time in 'tinkering' to get things right over and over. Tinkering is fine and I've done my share of it, but one does need to get jobs completed on time, get paid and move on. I have also added to my collection other track saws that just work, even on a bevel angle.

In hindsight, if I am asked to give advise, if I had to do it again or on what to get, one only needs several various lengths of track, the saw bases, a couple of saws - a cordless 7-1/4" and a corded 8-1/4", several pairs of smart clamps (which are not available anymore) and the original smart table and perhaps a UEG with the understanding that it's finicky. I have since modified the smart table by mounting it on a Bosch gravity table saw stand (Ridgid, Delta or Dewalt stands can also be used) and I have a mobile work center. I have also mounted the original B100 bridge on a Dewalt miter saw stand with the extendable side brackets to give me the ability to rip various lengths of lumber. The EZ-One, the EZ1-Max and even the Journeyman look and are unstable and not as portable. The functionality that you have on any of the three (EZ-One, EZ1-Max, Journeyman) can be modified to mount on existing and available stands that go for about a couple hundred dollars, making them more portable and stable. Why reinvent the wheel trying to build a stand with skinny, unstable and expensive legs? I believe the value added proposition for EZ is not in reinventing existing products but in the perfecting the uniqueness of the DWC through the various extrusions and products that you have.

I also see the various posts about lack of response to customers from Eurekazone and also the disappearing of products (e.g. smart clamps), which makes me concerned about Eurekazone's viability as a going concern.

So before I spend any more on EZ product, a straight question: Dino what is going on? Please be straight and without any of your classic, cryptic and intentionally vague answers. Please let us know what the situation is rather than how you think or want it to be in the future. Please no more excuses.

I apologize to everyone for venting, I very rarely post, but my frustration is getting the best of me due to what I see as a great lost opportunity.

Thanks,
Long time customer & user
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