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    Over the years I have aquired some DTI's and other indicators which need various repairs , like new crystals or a linkage ,etc .
    Most were included in tool purchases of used equipment .

    I was wondering if anyone outside of the US has used the services of Long Island to have indicators repaired .

    I have watched ABOM79's review of how satisfied he was with the ones he had repaired and I am as impressed as he was with the results .

    However living outside the US I am a little hesitant with entrusting this type of precision equipment to any Postal services as the seem to be able to damage fragile items .

    Michael

  • #2
    I'm in the States, but I have also had excellent service from Long Island. Good packaging may be the answer.

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    • #3
      If it's just the crystals they are not that hard to replace yourself. Just took the crystal out of a Starrett "Last Word" to clean it.
      Do an internet search for the brand you have and you may find how to remove the face/crystal which can be ordered from the manufacture.

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      • #4
        I have had good luck with Long Island too.

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        • #5
          removing the crystals and refitting is not a problem but most also have mechanical repairs that need to be done as well.

          Michael

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          • #6
            I will email Long Island , ask what they think and decide from the answer how to go about packing and shipping .
            Thanks .
            Michael

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            • #7
              Ultrasonic cleaning seems to fix all the stiff ones i have, i do tend to cannibalise to make a good one though!
              Crystals are cheap, undo bezel screw pull off bezel, push out the glass, or plastic as most are, pop in a new one, easy kitchen table job when trying to ignore neighbours on the telly!
              Mark

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              • #8
                When you e mail them be sure to ask the prices. I've spoken to them a couple times and each time decided to buy a new DTI rather than have the old ones rebuilt. In both cases they wanted nearly the cost of a new indicator to rebuild the old ones. The last time the rebuilding price was well over the original cost of the old unit and within a few dollars of the next level up new one.

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                • #9
                  As long as their quote is less than the indicator replacement cost Iwill get it repaired as then I wont have to buy all of the accessories.

                  Something I can guarantee would not fit any new one as all manufacturers seem to change accessory sizes from time to time.

                  I have priced a replacement and by the time it is delivered no change out of $540 for the indicator that includes freight but no insurance .

                  It is too costly to insure tools for damage in transit , I have three quotes in the vicinity of $1000.00 just to insure it in transit with no refund if no claim.

                  Michael

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                  • #10
                    Have always been satisfied with Long Island Indicator. They've even answered my emails on Sunday!

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                    • #11
                      Below is the place I use. They repair any kind of measuring tool/instrument even digital calipers. About half the price of
                      Long Island.

                      Instant Gage Repair Company at 9863 N Alpine Rd ...
                      https://www.getfave.com/1091274-inst...repair-company
                      Instant Gage Repair Company. [42.36924 ... (815) 877-2555 9863 N Alpine Rd, Machesney Park, IL 61115. Categories: Hardware, Gauges And Gages.

                      Jim
                      So much to learn, so little time

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