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    Default Carvesmart V.S. DoveLock: which to choose?

    I'm considering investing in a dovetail type of quick-change system for the vise. I don't see a big difference between the Carvesmart and the DoveLock. Which one should I go with?

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    I've only used Carvesmart and have been happy. Maritool (and other distributors) carry Carvesmart and the few times I've contacted Carvesmart directly I've had excellent customer service.

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    If it matters to you Carvesmart are the originators and the Kurt Dovelock are the copiers. It matters to me out of principle.

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    CarveSmart, all day and every day.

    1- CS offers a wider variety of jaws. Precision ground hard jaws to flippable extrusions you can cut to length and lot in-between. Kurt offers soft jaws only. Of course, you can make your own jaws with either system (I buy a couple of sticks and make a batch of soft jaws for my CarveSmart equipped Orange every few months).

    2- CS's smart stop (basically a dowel pin in the back of the jaw that mates to a precision slot in the Carve Smart receiver) is way more elegant and accurate than Kurt's workstop system.

    3- I don't think Kurt has had an original idea since the original angle lock, and their whole thing is basically a direct ripoff of CarveSmart, which is super super scummy.

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    Am I missing something as to how this is a huge time saver?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gmoushon View Post
    I'm considering investing in a dovetail type of quick-change system for the vise. I don't see a big difference between the Carvesmart and the DoveLock. Which one should I go with?

    Thanks!
    gm

    Well, if you are still in consideration phase, the Accusnap from Te-Co ( in my opinion anyway ) is superior to both of them: http://catalog.te-co.com/category/ac...jaws-parallels

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    Thanks. I am still shopping. Will have a look at it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SeymourDumore View Post
    Well, if you are still in consideration phase, the Accusnap from Te-Co ( in my opinion anyway ) is superior to both of them: http://catalog.te-co.com/category/ac...jaws-parallels
    Is Te-Co making their own? I thought a lot of what they sold were rebranded items, like any of their spring loaded devices, which are identical to what Carr-Lane sells. Although now that I think about it, I suppose it could be CL re-selling Te-Co.


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