Has anyone run any tests on the efficiency of using a pre-gouging machine? I have been looking at the Reeds N’Stuff and also the Kunibert machine. I am currently using a push pre-gouger in conjunction with a planing board. I know the argument for the pre-gouging machines is that they save your gouger blade however it seems quite pricey to purchase either machine since both are above $800 USD.
Any info or tips would be greatly appreciated. Thanks guys!