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7018
04-07-2007, 06:11 PM
I went online to Enco and tryed to order a surface plate.The shipping was more than the plate.

I went through the checkout looking for a place for the free shipping code.I didn't see one so I canceled it.

Did I miss something or do you have to call them?????

Bill Pace
04-07-2007, 06:58 PM
On the top part of shopping cart page to the left of the "checkout" youll see "promo code" --- apply! Put the code in just as you go to checkout and it should acknowledge if it was accepted when you hit checkout.

7018
04-07-2007, 07:07 PM
Thanks Bill,I'l go back and check it...I figured I had Missed it somewhere...

7018
04-07-2007, 07:24 PM
Well it seems like the free shipping won't work cause it ships by truck and not ups.....:(

Your Old Dog
04-07-2007, 07:42 PM
my 12x18 plate was something like 80 lbs and they shipped it free but my order was more than $50.00. You didn't mention how large your plate was but if it's the several hundred pounder I know my UPS guy won't be able to budge it ! LOL Would need truck with loading gate and I can understand them now wanting to pay for that! Good luck.......

lazlo
04-07-2007, 08:07 PM
Well it seems like the free shipping won't work cause it ships by truck and not ups.....:(

Yep, we just had a lengthy discussion about that in the vise thread. Enco will only ship up to 70 lbs by UPS.

The 2006 catalog shows that the 12x18 inspection grade plate with two ledges ships by UPS (part number 640-0422). The inspection grade plate without the ledges was above their UPS weight limit, and didn't ship for free.

Unfortunately, the new 2007 catalog says that all surface plates ship by freight. You might want to call them to confirm about the 12x18.

CCWKen
04-07-2007, 08:20 PM
It's not that Enco will only ship up to70lbs. by UPS, it's that UPS will only accept 70lbs. maximum.

lazlo
04-07-2007, 08:24 PM
It's not that Enco will only ship up to70lbs. by UPS, it's that UPS will only accept 70lbs. maximum.

Ken, you might want to read the "Free Shipping for Vises" thread.
UPS will ship up to 150 lbs, but the UPS ground rate goes up dramatically at 70 lbs.

I just bought a T&C Grinder Workhead that weighs 68lbs without packing. The UPS quote for 68 - 70 lbs is $54. For 71 lbs it's $64, and for 75 lbs it's $72. It gets much worse over 80 lbs...

Enco's explanation is that stuff over 70lbs tends to get destroyed by UPS (which is definitely true), but I think the price difference is a lot more compelling to them...

CCWKen
04-07-2007, 09:15 PM
Ops, your right. When I was reading on the UPS site a while back I know I read 70 somewhere. To my red-faced dismay it appears to be kilograms. :o

Weight and Size Limits for Packages

UPS has established specific weight and size limits for the packages that you send with all UPS services. The restrictions below only pertain to individual packages. There are no limits to the total weight of your shipment or the total number of packages in your shipment.


Packages can be up to 150 lbs (70 kg)
Packages can be up to 165 inches (419 cm) in length and girth combined
Packages can be up to 108 inches (270 cm) in length
Packages that weigh more than 70 lbs (31.5 kg, 25 kg within the EU) require a special heavy-package label and will be subject to an Additional Handling Charge
Packages with a large size-to-weight ratio require special pricing and dimensional weight calculations


Note: Packages that exceed UPS weight and size limits are subject to an Over Maximum Limits charge.

Marc M
04-07-2007, 09:23 PM
Here we go again with Enco's inconsistancies (assuming you're referring to a 12x18 plate). I recently bought a 12x18 from Enco after a few folks here said that they would ship them UPS and therefore qualify for free freight.

I just pulled up that order to verify the date. I purchased mine (Enco #NQ640-0120 12"X18" GRADE B 1 MP GRANITE SURFACE PLATE) on February 5, 2007 for $24.95. It was shipped from Elkhart, IN on the same day via UPS for free. When it arrived, one end of the box was open. There was a small chip on a corner of the bottom of the plate.

If you're trying to pick up the same plate, I would give them a call and inquire about the applicable shipping policy. It's always possible they may have changed their policy in the past month :(

7018
04-07-2007, 10:33 PM
I ended up ordering the 12x18,Had to add 6 6 inch rules to get it over the 50 mark.But they are shipping it for free.

I wanted a 18x24 but the fright was more than the surface plate.72.00 for shipping just on the plate.

I'll just have to make do.....Thanks for all the replys.

Dick Plasencia
04-08-2007, 11:45 AM
This may sound off the wall but you can get a granite surface plate from a cemetery monument maker/shop. They may even have a piece your size at a very resonable price. Don't believe? Take a look at the first surface mirror finish on some grave stones that you can use for a mirror.

lazlo
04-08-2007, 12:43 PM
A tombstone is polished, but isn't flat.

The 12x18 surface plate we're talking about is flat to within +/- 0.00005" across the whole surface.
Yes, it's overkill, but it's $36.96 with free shipping.

I want to use that for my headstone ;)

7018
04-08-2007, 03:10 PM
The surface plate was on sale for $24.95,the 6 6inch rules cost $39.30 and I need some of those anyhoo.So really not a bad deal with free shipping....