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typed by ben

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Some things are good enough for a hobbyist


They just won't be long lived, or perhaps even ergonomic, sometimes transitioning into dangerous.

I got a polisher from there that sounds like it has rocks in the gear box since day one. For the first 10 minutes or so it's bearable but the sound gets worse so I've just stopped using it. I did upgrade to a Rupes so it was a good machine to learn on, but going from a Chicago Electric to a Rupes shows you just how crappy the entry level machines are.

The only truly unsafe and disappointing thing I bought from there was a transmission adapter for a floor jack. The weldment for the post and cradle that go into the jack sheared off under the weight of a transmission as I was lowering it. Luckily I was able to push it off away from me when I heard it break and it didn't catch my hands. I welded it back on and it's been fine since then, but that was not a confidence inspiring experience

(In response to this post by North Cavolina)

Posted: 09/23/2019 at 09:28AM



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