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Small Shop "5 Speed" Hold and Fold
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Posted: Monday, August 31, 2009 - 04:20 PM UTC
Andy Renshaw reviews the "5 Speed" Hold and Fold, a photo-etch workstation by The Small Shop.

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Posted: Tuesday, September 01, 2009 - 04:01 AM UTC
Nice review, Andy! I have their "Bug" which is very good. Is there are distinct advantage to the Hold and Fold that would justify upgrading?
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Posted: Tuesday, September 01, 2009 - 07:57 AM UTC

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Nice review, Andy! I have their "Bug" which is very good. Is there are distinct advantage to the Hold and Fold that would justify upgrading?



I would think just the size. Being able to do those long fenders with the 5.5" was very nice. there are a lot of "preform" shapes milled into the back of the tool I have yet to use...so there may be more advantages.

I think anybody that has ANY of the HnF products is going to be at an advantage, regardless of the size.
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Posted: Tuesday, September 01, 2009 - 05:48 PM UTC
I have both the 5 speed and the Bug, and agree with Andy......the 5 speed handles fenders with ease. If I had to choose between one of them, I honestly don't know which I'd give up....thankfully I won't have to

As far as all the other features of the 5 speed, after using it for about a year I'm also still in the dark what to do with them. The good news is I think Sam and Julie of The Small Shop are cooking something up that should be very beneficial to getting the full benefit out of these tools. And Andy's suggestion of having modelers submit 'tips and tricks' is great......I never thought to use the H&F to do hinges, simple and effective!
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Posted: Wednesday, September 09, 2009 - 11:42 PM UTC
Just got mine and it is great. likewise, i'd like a more detailed instructions sheet as to how use and take a full advantage from all the fingers