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Offline Joules

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Is it me ???
« on: September 30, 2016, 08:32:13 AM »
http://www.axminster.co.uk/tool-grinding-gauge-810375

How in hells name do they come up with this price...     :bugeye:
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Offline wheeltapper

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Re: Is it me ???
« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2016, 08:38:24 AM »
God alone knows, AND they want a pound postage.

Heres a tip, DON'T look at the price of a Starret one
I looked for an acme gauge on the net and the prices were horrendous.

they stamp the damn things out for pennies.

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Offline John Rudd

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Re: Is it me ???
« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2016, 09:15:55 AM »
Huh, at least Dick Turpin wore a mask.....

That price is ridiculous....I already have one as it happens but didnt pay that much! :Doh:
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Offline Joules

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Re: Is it me ???
« Reply #3 on: September 30, 2016, 09:18:57 AM »
Me too, I was going to pick up a spare one for you know who, now we will make a few and become fabulously rich from them.
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Offline bertie_bassett

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Re: Is it me ???
« Reply #4 on: September 30, 2016, 03:18:11 PM »
blimy that steep! 

must be made out of gold plated, precision ground unobtainium!
a competent engineer uses the tools and knowledge available, to get a challenging job done.

 An incompetent "engineer" tells his boss that the existing equipment "can't do the job" and to get another machine

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« Reply #5 on: September 30, 2016, 03:44:42 PM »
Crazy, identical Groz one on Ebay buy it now at 5 with free postage, they are right royally taking the p*ss! BUT has anyone noticed that the engineering items on Ebay, especially accesories and used tooling has gone up hugely as though people are just listing at astronomical prices in the hope that some mug comes along and purchases?

Offline PekkaNF

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Re: Is it me ???
« Reply #6 on: September 30, 2016, 04:00:56 PM »
Aren't Groz made in India? If those are anything like makings of our IT outhouse,,,,,, :doh: :doh: :doh: :doh:

Pekka

Offline John Stevenson

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Re: Is it me ???
« Reply #7 on: September 30, 2016, 04:10:00 PM »
I make these type of gauges plus a load more specials.
Screw setting gauges, trapezoidal, acme, Do gear gauges, module gear gauges to name a few. They are made here in the UK, NOT stamped out but not for peanuts either.

You want peanuts, buy KP, my time is more valuable.
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Offline PekkaNF

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Re: Is it me ???
« Reply #8 on: October 01, 2016, 04:32:09 AM »
OK. Where they sell thread gauges you make, specially traperzoidal thread gauge.

Some stampped gauges are pretty crude, some have the surface machined. I have one welding seam gauge laser cut, that is cheap and good eneough for that purpose.

For a gauge I'd rather buy known quality and pay the prise than buy by prise of unknown inaccuracy. Gauges are special that way, that both buyers and seller has to know accuracy that has to adhered to.

Pekka

Offline krv3000

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Re: Is it me ???
« Reply #9 on: October 01, 2016, 03:24:36 PM »
hi Joules  do you need one I have a spare one if you need it

Offline Joules

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« Reply #10 on: October 01, 2016, 04:24:41 PM »
Thanks for the offer, we already have one, shall have a go at making another for Joe.
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Re: Is it me ???
« Reply #11 on: October 01, 2016, 05:09:44 PM »
hi just sen me a pm and joe can have this one