What happened to the UJK Drill Guide?

Gentlemen, if some product was suddenly removed from the market, it’s often not because of some “unprecedented demand”, but more likely a patent infringement. The “refinement” is either to avoid those patents or to wait out until they expire.

Which is a shame because the UJK seems to have checked all my boxes. I’d say just keep waiting and it will show up eventually. Or use a drill press, some cheap ones cost the same.

Sorry about the delay in responding but I fell foul of the Axminster ‘you’re a newby and so can’t post many things in a single thread’ rule. (A chat with a moderator on a new thread sorted the problem (I’m very impressed!)) So here’s what I was going to post late June:

I’ve got a drill press, but it isn’t easy to carry around :grinning:

In terms of patents - I can’t see anything patentable - it’s basically a drill guide, but just one that is well made (hopefully) and hence pretty precise and perhaps even accurate. If another company held a patent and was objecting then we would be overrun with adverts for their product. :yum:

The latest post on InstaG this morning indicates that the new and improved version will shortly (!) be back.

How much?

Must be good.

S.

Well well well… I never thought I’d see the day! lol

Here it is:

Not in stock however. Does that mean it’s sold out again already or still not available?

£160 is a bit more than the previous version and no keyless chuck either but it’s been a long wait and am looking forward to fondling it in one of their stores.

Probably means it’s a big container on the high seas somewhere between the Far East and Blighty

To save £££ and save the environment, big container ships now run at a fraction of their full power and can take several months to make the trip - as I found out when when I ordered some off road MB tyres that were ‘in transit’ from China!! I was told that the delay was estimated (by the importers) as 4 - 6 months!

From what I remember, it’s only about £15 more expensive - and given the delay that could easily be the inflation!

Has anyone ordered and actually received a drill guide yet? :upside_down_face:

A little bird told me that the first small batch is bought and paid for by customers and will be on our shores very soon. A second batch will arrive shortly after and that including those just mentioned, Axminster have a total of 500 on the way.

Thank you - I now feel a lot more confident on spending ££ on the white rabbit! :grin:

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