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#1 raildogg

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 10:59 AM

I have a beef, in some other publication recently, a product was reviewed. In the review a distributor was given, while visiting that site no such item was present. Why do they do this, tempt you, then, dash you on the rocks of despair ,L.O.L. Then, in the same magazine the following month it was again featured, at the Nuremberg Toy Show non the less, again no further information was given. I did a Google search and came up empty, man I'm peeved, I want to buy one! F.Y.I. It is a Master Tools Pillar Drill, real sharp quality tool, but does it really exist????? One wonders....



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Posted 11 April 2013 - 11:10 AM

Can't really blame the magazine, they go by whatever information the supplier/distributor/manufacturer gives them. Sometimes companies get a little too far ahead of themselves in announcing new products.  ;)



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Posted 11 April 2013 - 11:14 AM

This must be the case here.



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Posted 11 April 2013 - 11:22 AM

What does it do that makes it so desireable?



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Posted 12 April 2013 - 04:35 AM

It is a sturdy compact drill press for your bench top. More stout than the Dremel drill press accessory and has a real three jaw chuck with key, variable speed and made of engineered polymers and steel.



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Posted 12 April 2013 - 01:09 PM

Was it green and yellow?  Might be a Proxxon, from Luxembourg. 

 

http://www.proxxonto...ore/pc/home.asp


Edited by Brett Barrow, 12 April 2013 - 01:10 PM.


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Posted 13 April 2013 - 02:54 AM

Nope, not Proxxon. It clearly states it is Master Tools, but I can't even find a web site for it!!



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Posted 13 April 2013 - 06:05 AM

Long shot here but,,,could it have been set up as an April Fools joke?



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Posted 13 April 2013 - 06:12 AM

I have a beef, in some other publication recently, a product was reviewed. In the review a distributor was given, while visiting that site no such item was present. Why do they do this, tempt you, then, dash you on the rocks of despair ,L.O.L. Then, in the same magazine the following month it was again featured, at the Nuremberg Toy Show non the less, again no further information was given. I did a Google search and came up empty, man I'm peeved, I want to buy one! F.Y.I. It is a Master Tools Pillar Drill, real sharp quality tool, but does it really exist????? One wonders....


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Posted 13 April 2013 - 08:04 AM

No, I don't think so, it was in the Tamiya Model magazine both times. It is predominantly blue, with black and green accents. The name Master Tools is on as a sticker right up front on the belt guard. I am sure it is legit.



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Posted 13 April 2013 - 10:01 AM

I just Google'd "Tamiya Master Tools Pillar Drill", it shows that article in the March issue of Tamiya magazine. Perhaps you could locate the magazine? Seems there must be something in the mag on how to contact. Advertiser index? 



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Posted 14 April 2013 - 04:56 AM

I have scoured that issue and the following for anything that related to it, including pocketbond's web site, emailed and commented on forums, all to no avail.



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Posted 14 April 2013 - 06:57 AM

Are you in Europe or somewhere that uses 220v power? If you're in the US it Might be pointless chasing down something that doesn't run 110v. Have you compared it to Micro-Mark's?

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Posted 14 April 2013 - 07:14 AM

Or are you talking about the new Trumpeter tool line? I doubt that'll be imported into the US. We're not planning on it, and I doubt the other importer is either.

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Posted 15 April 2013 - 03:58 AM

No, and no. I am now of the opinion that I may just be too early to jump concerning this item. If pocketbond.co.uk will be the distributor, it is too early to get info on it and, probably hasn't even been stocked as of yet.



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Posted 15 April 2013 - 06:14 PM

I'm pretty sure it's Trumpeter.  It's called "Master Tools, right?  I have the catalog at work.  There's a small drill press in there. Pocketbond is Trumpeter's UK distributor.  I work for one of the American distributors.  We're going to carry some of the Master Tools stuff, but I don't see the drill press in our system, so I doubt we'll get it.  Probably wind up best for consumers to just buy it straight out of China or Hong Kong on eBay, I hate to say it.  If there's demand for it, maybe we'll bring it over.  We've been sending out the catalog for a couple months. 



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Posted 16 April 2013 - 03:34 AM

Well I can say I'm disappointed with this news, but not surprised, seeing as Tamiya Model Magazine is a European publication. I will just have to source it elsewhere whenever it comes available. Thanks for the information it is well appreciated.



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Posted 17 April 2013 - 09:43 AM

Thanks to all for the input and suggestions. I have received the information on this item and it does look to be not ready for our electric system as of yet. So, I guess I did jump too fast on this one. Again I thank you all for the support.