Doug, I don't know the details and probably shouldn't repeat the hearsay. I don't know who is going to be selling the Rat. I think Lewis is selling off what he has left of WoodRat accessories at a discount.
There is a fellow who made a new base plate for his WoodRat that allows it to swivel to an angle. I think aldel has it on his site. I have the CAD drawings--was going to do SketchUp drawings of it. If you are interested I can either send the CAD files or finish up the SU drawings.
FWIW, the information on the Boss is not based on production. It might be that things will change and the angle might be increased. I don't know that of course but who knows. It might happen.
Irony: The opposite of Wrinkly