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Offline olev

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Re: Quality
« Reply #15 on: 17.01. 2017 03:54 »
Never mind the quality, feel the width.
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Re: Quality
« Reply #16 on: 17.01. 2017 06:53 »
I have a 6"Skil bench grinder (paid $30) that is 36 years old and starting to get death rattles now. Respect. If you 'let the machine do ït's job', they go for a long time.

“The bitterness of poor quality is remembered long after the sweetness of low price has faded from memory.” *eek* This is old school thinking, as you should buy the quality that you will need. These days we are spoilt for choice, Ozito for once off jobs, Ryobi for the home handyman and Makita for the professional. And don't buy something that will outlast you.  *conf*
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Re: Quality
« Reply #17 on: 17.01. 2017 08:57 »
There is little more impressive about a piece of machinery than its longevity.

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Re: Quality
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Re: Quality
« Reply #19 on: 17.01. 2017 16:43 »
I agree but also there is the individuals use of a certain tool - pay a lot for say a press which would be used only  occasionally by the likes of me  and then not be able to afford decent spanners/sockets used daily doesn't make sense to moi like everything in life it's a balance ! *fight*

quote :- There is little more impressive about a piece of machinery than its longevity  fine but I think BSA took the *** with there old machinery !!
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Re: Quality
« Reply #20 on: 17.01. 2017 18:40 »
I agree Bob. My A7 is 10 years older than me and certainly in better shape!
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