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  • Surplus Shed 50% off sale

    Surplus Shed has a 50% off everything sale going on now. Use discount code SS21415.

    They have these sales every 2-3 months. Here's a thread on their October sale:
    http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net/thr...t=surplus+shed

    They have quite an assortment of items, especially lenses and gears, but also electronic items and tools. But don't get their 25mm micrometer. Even at the half-price of $7 it's not worth it, and if I say that, it's really quite bad.



    I had to machine a bit off the end of the spindle to read it properly:

    Last edited by PStechPaul; 12-30-2014, 06:56 PM. Reason: fixed link
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    Paul , P S Technology, Inc. and MrTibbs
    USA Maryland 21030

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    Here's the link: http://www.surplusshed.com/

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    • #3
      Just ordered some optical flats and completely forgot about the code
      Location- Rugby, Warwickshire. UK

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      • #4
        You really should consider saving up your money to buy only QUALITY tools Paul, and stop buying new tools that need adjustment/fixing. Buying 1st quality only hurts once.

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        • #5
          The tools I have and NEED are of sufficient quality to do the jobs at hand and planned. I should have realized that the micrometer was crappy just from the photo, but I just thought it would be good to have a metric mike to supplement my old Starrett.



          The half-inch mike is actually a toy, and is likely 70 years old, as it (and the Starrett) were my father's. But all of my micrometers (and most of my calipers) read within 0.001 or 0.002, and that's good enough for what I do, and the capability of my machines. Here is a metric mike for $9 that seems much better:
          http://www.banggood.com/0-25mm-0_01m...-p-935212.html



          or this, for $42, if I needed 0.001mm:



          It seems that there are two camps on the quality attribute, and I see points of both, but I'm firmly on the el-cheapo side of the fence. I always have been, and always will, unless I experience a radical change in brain chemistry.
          http://pauleschoen.com/pix/PM08_P76_P54.png
          Paul , P S Technology, Inc. and MrTibbs
          USA Maryland 21030

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          • #6
            Paul I won't argue against or for your philosophy on the quality of tools that you need, as only you can be the judge of that.
            Let's face it when someone asks what is the best lathe/mill/car for me, the first question that should be asked is what the intended purpose of the acquisition is.

            But back to the micrometers. You probably are aware of this point already but I'll mention it for those that read this that don't. There can be a huge difference between the resolution of a micrometer and the actual accuracy. This especially holds true of one that has seen a bit of real shop use. Just something to keep in mind when looking at the "specs" of some of these low cost tools. Claims of resolution far out number verifiable claims of accuracy.
            Home, down in the valley behind the Red Angus
            Bad Decisions Make Good Stories​

            Location: British Columbia

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            • #7
              I did place an order, thanks for the heads up &half price code.

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