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Old 04-20-2019, 10:43 AM   #1
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Old 04-20-2019, 11:43 AM   #2
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well that is interesting .i have gotten a lot tools that just were dumb but just as many were game changers .i think this could work in some situations .wonder if turning the nobs to hold it place moves it .could be fiddling required . can you take it from the wall and set it on the back of a cabinet - which would require making a referance point that is the same for wall and cabinet ,defeats the time savings .so it is job specific .generally pipes are hidden by cabinets so it gets down to who needs it that much .so if putting stone on bathroom walls with exposed pipes was my thing i would get one if cost allowed just to try it out .


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Looks interesting. One would need proper orientation to new material/ cabinet to be useful. Otherwise the time it takes to get orientated could have been used to mark out pipe.

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For me it would take more time than just finding the centers for multiple holes. That's probably why the clip is speeded up and edited. I'd be too lazy to carry it inside, as well.
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It's got a lot of knobs to tighten, if it's not well designed the knurls might not hold too well and then you'd be screwed, keep thinking back on the squangle when I was watching it.

Having said that anytime (almost) a jig can be used rather then having to measure it makes things go faster with fewer errors.

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