End of Triton / GMC in Bunnings

News just to hand, and this is public knowledge from Bunnings staff (who are shattered btw (they don’t want to see the end of the orange tools)).

Bunnings has ceased all trading with GMC, which includes all Triton.

They really don’t know what it is going to mean – it is as of today apparently, but they are saying at this stage, that any trucks of GMC/Triton tools that arrive will be sent back.

Items currently in stock will be become depleted by normal sales, but if the previous events are anything to go by, there might be a sudden sale of all Triton and GMC tools to clear them out. I’d say it is worth watching Bunnings over the next few days / weeks to see how it develops.

Who knows the implication for Triton/GMC, but that must be a pretty huge blow.

I don’t have any more info, other than what Bunnings staff are saying, and some I’ve heard I’m not saying here as I cannot substantiate the reasons, but they were pretty critical of GMC.

(Cross-posted with the Australian Woodworking Forums)

More than just a vice

Saw this vice in Carbatec today – thought I’d take a photo, although it doesn’t do it justice.

Veritas Tucker Vice

Veritas Tucker Vice

The vice is huge, and an impressive bit of engineering to boot.  It doesn’t come cheap, with a $1400 pricetag, but when it comes down to a vice with all the bells and whistles (or in this case tilts and angles), a patternmaker’s vice is hard to beat, and this version is no exception.

It’s hard to give you a sense of scale, other than realising that is a HNT Gordon Jointing Plane in the background, and that isn’t the smallest plane either!

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