Thursday, July 19, 2012

Crisscross Pre-production FAQ

Since reopening ordering earlier today we've received a bunch of emails about the Crisscross. Hope these answer them.

Q:  Can I order a Crisscross now and add it to my current order?
A: No. The Crisscross is in production right now. We don't yet know how much the Crisscross will cost (since we're still working out the manufacturing process) so we can't take orders for them now.

Q:  Can I get on the waitlist for a Crisscross?
A: There is no waitlist, nor is there any pre-ordering. We will make an announcement a few days before they are ready for sale.

Q:  When will the Crisscross be available?
A: We don't know for sure. We've said early fall in previous announcements, and so far we're on target for that. We should have pricing and a much better idea of release date by September.

Q:  Can you put me down for a Crisscross now, then just have you bill me and ship it to me when they are ready?
A: No. There is no waitlist, nor is there any pre-ordering. We will make an announcement a few days before they are ready for sale.

Q:  What if I want to install my Glide with the Crisscross instead of roller brackets? How should I handle that?
A: You should wait to order your Glide until the Crisscross is ready. If you're worried about lead times on Glides, we should be well stocked by the time the Crisscross is ready.

Q:  Do I have to buy a Glide to use the Crisscross?
A: Absolutely not. The Crisscross will work with any leg vise design. Whether it be a wood screw vise, or a typical metal screw vise. We haven't tested the Crisscross on "Nicholson-style" angled leg vises.

Q:  I already have a Glide, will it work with the new Crisscross?
A:Yes. You'll have to build a new chop though.

Q:  I just ordered a Glide but have not installed it, but I know I'll want the Crisscross when it comes out. What should I do?
A: You should wait to install your Glide until the Crisscross is ready. For anyone who's bought a Glide since Feb 1st 2012, we'll give a discount on the Crisscross since your roller brackets will become obsolete for your Glide. If you buy/bought a Glide after September 1st, 2012, we won't be giving a discount. In other words, we're getting closer to having the Crisscross ready, so you should wait to buy your Glide.

Q:  What can I do with the roller brackets/hardware I'm not using?
A: Give them to someone with an old-school leg vise. They can be used to improve the function of any leg vise.


  1. But could you write down my name on a piece of paper and put is next to your paperwork on the Crisscross so that when you start to take orders for it, you'll see the piece of paper with my name on it and then call me so I can order it?

  2. Or better yet, can I just buy the one you showed at the Lie Nielsen event? ;)

  3. I think i should order one for myself.

  4. I wonder if there is some sort of waitlist I could be put on? (Ouch, stop hitting me!)


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