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Experience with JoolTool


#1

Good morning all,

I was at the MJSA show this past week-end and saw a demonstration
using the JOOOLTOOL.

It looked like an interesting tool to have. It can takes a ring from
spru to a finished buff. You can also do lapidary work with it. It
uses 3m abrasives so you can stay away from polishing compounds.

Please tell me what your thoughts are on this product if anyone has
used this or has one in their studio, I am thinking of purchasing
one.

Thank you
Laurie
Hey, the Goldfinches are starting to turn yellow, sure sign of spring!


#2
Please tell me what your thoughts are on this product if anyone has
used this or has one in their studio, I am thinking of purchasing
one. 

I purchased one several years ago when they first came out. My
experience has been that they are not a good finishing solution. The
plastic “Ninja” disk that the abrasive is adhered to does not hold
the abrasive perfectly in alignment with the axis of the spindle so
the abrasive wears in spots rather than evenly across the face of
the disk. This is mostly due to the choice of using a tapered spindle
rather than some more positive alignment method for mounting the
disk. Due to this you don’t get full use out of very expensive die
cut abrasives. The 17 degree from vertical forward tilt works great
for through the slotted disk viewing like with the ninja disks or a
slotted flat lap but is awkward with tools where you want to work on
the periphery of the tool like standard buffs and other accesories
like the 3M radial bristle disks. Basically I tried it out and found
it to be not all that useful and just put it on the shelf. I would
be happy to sell you mine if you want it.

Jim

James Binnion
@James_Binnion
James Binnion Metal Arts


360-756-6550


#3

Hello again,

Thank you Wayne for your comments on the system, believe me I am
taking them to heart.

I will ask again, has anyone else tried this system. The
demonstration at the MJSA show looked like it was an all in one
machine to take a piece from start to finish.

Right now I do everything by hand, and thought this machine might
help. I do not have a lot of space in my studio nor do I do a
tremendous volume of finishing.I am trying to stay away from a
polishing system that uses conventional polishers. Any other
suggestions other than this systemi

Thanks again,
Laurie


#4

Laurie,

We have purchased the jooltool machine last year at MJSA show. It is
a wonderful machine for small items.

The downside is the cost of the disks. They wear out fast and very
expensive. Small shop production - may be, large shop - no way.

Final polishing is still done on a good old polishing machine.

Alex @ Omega Designs