Controversy about woodworking woodworking plans, especially among woodworking You Tubers , who would of thought ? You can find negative Teds woodworking reviews mixed with harsh words because of Teds woodworking using some fairly aggressive sales tactics.
I am not a big fan of pushy sales people either. The fact is these woodworking plans have been around for quite a few years now, I decided to take a better look at exactly what Teds wood working plans are all about .
Author : Ted Mcgrath
Price: $67.00 – plus upgrades see below
** New Pricing is being offered click the download 50 free plans and get $20.00 off purchase price.
Upgrade 1 – price $ 29.97 and it includes
- wood working resources
- home 3D building software
- 200 shed plans
- 10 designer plans with CAD drawings
upgrade 2 – price is $49.00
- 700 projects
- tree house and playhouse plans
- build your own go carts, sleds and scooters plans
- the big book of science projects
- DIY Home repair guide, plus 4 e books as bonuses
There is a down sell for the upgrade 2 which includes only part of what is included above Price $27.00
Ted’s woodworking overview
Basically once you are finished with the purchase you will have access to the member’s area. You will be able to buy the upgrades once inside the member’s area, so don’t feel like you need to buy them when you are checking out.
You will see the below warning Do NOT Close! Do Not Refresh This Page. Buy the upgrades if you want to, but don’t feel rushed. I am guessing that this is what some folks are referring to as Ted’s woodworking pushy sales tactics. This is what seems to leading to Negative Teds woodworking reviews? Personally it didn’t bother me because I am familiar with online digital sales tactics. Upsells down sells a bit confusing if you haven’t been exposed to them before.
Inside the member’s area
You will find that the plans are fairly well organized and easily accessed. You can right click on the plans and save them to your hard drive and print them off later because they are in PDF format. There is a variety of plans and depending on what level you purchased you may see something different. One complaint is that some of the plans are not in the correct category, this may be because there are over 15000 plans ?
There is also access to 150 videos that are fairly well done. The videos are all instructional and are detailed to help improve woodworking skills . The videos are always fresh because they are consistently updated. As you can see from the image below there are instructional videos in lots of different categories resulting in many options for your DIY projects inside and outside of the house .
Where does Ted get his plans ?
Do a search if this bothers you and you will find out a lot of mis-information . Some claim the Teds woodworking is in copy write violation , others say it’s fine. None of this bothers me personally and I feel it’s the author”s issue . If I purchased the plans legally certainly me and thousands of other people who did the same will not be effected. I am not a lawyer but this is my opinion. With a collection of 16000 plans as stated, certainly someone may have a claim? Below are what some have to say about Ted’s woodworking .
- Plans are detailed with diagrams and dimensions in most plans and are presented well.
- fairly easy to find the plan you want because the member’s area is well laid out .
- Great for novice woodworkers because the instructions for most plans are in step by step format.
- You get a material list as well as a list for all the tools you will need for a particular project.
- The bonus videos are good quality and are updated regularly. I found these really useful and informative.
- Ted’s offers a Risk-Free 60-day guarantee, this is unusual because you can download and print the plans .
- The sales process may feel a bit awkward because the seller creates a sense of urgency to buy the up grades immediately . As I mentioned before, you can access these at any time later. Sleep on it to see if it is what you really need. This is most likely the reason for some negative Ted’s woodworking reviews .
- There may not be 16000 plans, but there are lots to choose from in a variety of different areas . Bird houses , dog houses , lawn furniture just to name a few.
- The simplicity of some of the projects are overstated and some novices will be overwhelmed because of the complexity. This is only true for some of the plans, others are quite simple and can be easily followed.
- You have to pay extra to have the plans in DVD format, the sales images may lead you to believe otherwise. You can plainly see a DVD displayed in the sales literature.
Who is Ted’s woodworking Plans For?
In general Teds plans are for anyone looking to have access to literally thousands of wood working project ideas.
If you are specifically looking for shed plans you will need to upgrade for an extra $27.00 . This is still worth the price given what Ted includes in his package, but there is cheaper alternatives for shed plans.
Both experts and novice wood workers will find value in this plans package. Just be aware that all 16000 plans will not fit everyone because of woodworkers different skill levels .
You can also take Teds woodworking plans for a test run , just click on the button on the bottom of the page . You will get access to 50 free woodworking plans that are instantly emailed to you .
Teds woodworking Support
The support team is available and return customers inquiries within 48 hours. I have not had a need to access the support so I can not personally speak as to their effectiveness.
My Final Opinion of Teds woodworking plans .
Overall I was pleasantly surprised with the detail and quality of most of the plans. My skill level is just above average and I have experience with hand and power tools. I found the videos to be informative and generally check in to watch 1 or 2 a week.
Ted states “skill level doesn’t matter” of course no one could take this seriously? I did not purchase the upgrades and only bought the standard package, this has given me more than enough plans for a lifetime. If you are looking for a good variety of decent woodworking plans then I would say this is a good option for you to consider.
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Teds Woodworking$ 67.00
- Plans are detailed with diagrams and dimensions,
- Easy to find the plan you want
- Great for novice woodworkers
- The bonus videos are good quality
- Money back guarantee
- The sales process may feel a bit awkward
- There may not be 16000 plans, but there are lots
- The simplicity of some of the projects are overstated
- You have to pay extra to have the plans in DVD format