Hello Talkglass! Long time no see.

I'm getting ready to pick up some joint forming tools. There's a few I've been thinking about, but wanted to get some input from the community. Yes, I did UTFSE, but it looks like it's been a bit since this was discussed, so here goes.

Mostly looking to make 14mm females. Up until now, been using a standard taper reamer, a joint holder and a waxed joint to do it, but am ready to invest in speeding the process up a bit.

So what joint forming tools do you prefer? Here's what I'm looking at, if you have any thoughts to offer.

Blast Shield seems to be a little out of my price range, so that's not in the running.

The Griffin ones seem to be popular and are pretty inexpensive, but I'm not sure how far off they are from my current process.

Other ones I'm looking at are the Datum forming tool and the ABR model

I also keep hearing about Buddy Mansfield forming tools, but can't seem to find any place that sells them.

So what are you using Talkglass? Do you like it? Would you buy it again?

Your input is super appreciated. I also hope life is treating all of you well.