I haven't heard anything from Collins regarding pricing. The standard coping foot is $31.85, and the custom Carvex foot is $62.00. Given that the foot for the P1cc is a low-production, custom product, I'd expect them to charge AT LEAST as much as the Carvex base. Based on the amount of crown moulding I've been installing recently, and the added speed the Coping Foot should facilitate, I'll recoup the cost of the foot very quickly.
Last Edit: Sept 12, 2014 20:37:52 GMT -5 by Tom Gensmer
I would actually find it odd if it didn't cost quite a bit more than the carvex price of $62. I still want one and expect to pay a premium for the limited production run. Thanks for your effort Tom. You have put a decent amount of time into this as well.
I do not believe Collins is ready to take orders yet. That being said, if you send them an e-mail it might help them gauge the level of interest in this product, at least for an initial production run.
Post by Tom Gensmer on Sept 25, 2014 10:45:20 GMT -5
Boom!! Received my Collins Coping Foot and P1cc last night. I've only had a few minutes to get a feel for it, but I can immediately tell this will save me a lot of time and effort on crown moulding installs. More photos and a better description to come in the following days, but for now I'll at least give you a peek. The rest of the Coping Foot run are getting plated, I assume they'll be ready to sell in the coming weeks. Expect to pay in the ~$80 range. Cheers!!
Last Edit: Sept 25, 2014 10:46:55 GMT -5 by Tom Gensmer
Nice one Tom! and way to show off the vac sys. Opinions on that piece of kit?
Ah yes, the Vac-Sys! Thus far I've been VERY happy with it! Initially I struggled to think of what to do with it (other than edge banding), but I've found it to be very handy for holding small moldings that I want to process, for instance 1x2 stock for window sills that I want to round over the edges with my MFK 700, then sand with my RO-90. In this case, with a narrow head and set to approximately 45 degrees, it was perfect for holding the crown moulding as I was coping it. I REALLY hope that Festool brings the Vac-Sys to North America, I've found it to be very handy and look forward to getting my hands on some more of the accessories....
Post by MrToolJunkie on Sept 25, 2014 23:49:02 GMT -5
Awesome...yes, I have been longing for a Vac Sys for a few years now. Did you just go to Europe and buy one or do you have a connection? I know that Schmalz makes them and you can get something similar in North America.
+/- $80 sounds like a bargain to me. I hope he sells enough of them to make it worth his time instead of just making a few of us Mafell crazies happy. I think it's cool that you took the matter into your own hands and were proactive about it. Thanks again Tom.
Post by Tom Gensmer on Sept 27, 2014 15:12:58 GMT -5
Hi guys, thanks for the positive response!! I must admit it was tough to wait for the saw, but in the end I think we'll all benefit. For now, it sounds like the initial production run is ~30ish units. How well this batch sells will influence whether Collins produces more in the future. I believe the $80 ballpark is very fair for a low-production accessory, particularly one that should help speed up production for professional carpenters.
I will post more detailed photos some time next week. Based on my initial experience with the foot, if performs VERY well. As stated many time by Collins, there is a learning curve, but if you're accustomed to jigsaws, have coped a lot of crown, and have an appropriate jig to hold the crown, it should be a pretty quick curve. By my 4th attempt I was cutting close to what I can achieve with a coping saw, but MUCH faster!!
The foot integrates VERY nicely with the P1cc. It's a little snug settling it into place, but again after performing the operation several times I could install and remove the accessory smoothly and quickly.
And, of course, I'm nothing but impressed by the P1cc!! Of course, it comes at a premium price and I would be hard pressed to justify the cost if I didn't use it to generate revenue, but that being said I believe it is a great value and look forward to many years of reliable service.
It is my goal to produce a handful of videos this Winter. On my list is the Festool Vac-Sys, Festool MFS router template, Mafell KSS-400, Hilti TE-1000 with DRS dust boot, Collins Edge-Pocket, and of course the P1cc/Collins Coping Foot. I'll post them up as I produce them.
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