Well I have decided to order a new speed controller for my Triton
router. Unfortunately doing so is done through a web site that offers
no means of communications other than e-mail. The web site has locked
me out using my user name and trying to re register indicates that my
user name is already in use. Applying to reset the password results in
no response via e-mail.
Frustrated I go to the DeWalt site to look for a new router.
Click the tools tab, click the power tools tab and I have a choice of 8
different power tools. No routers listed. Putting "router" into the
search box reveals 78 hits with protective glasses being at the top of
the list, followed by 7 pages to sort through. I'm done.
I go to the Triton tools web site and call the first telephone number
that I come to. I explain the problem that I am having with their
"third party" replacement part web site and the guy is very
understanding and promises to call me back in a few minutes.
He does call me back in a few minutes, offers to take my order right
then and there and offers me a 50% discount on the replacement part.
That cut the delivered price from Seattle to Houston to $44.00 instead
of the previously quoted $80+.
I think the parts will be shipped tomorrow. ;~)
I rarely order anything on-line, for the exact reason that
there are too many badly coded websites out there that make
it difficult or impossible to address any problems. Ordering
by phone tends to be more reliable.
I also figure if a company doesn't provide an easy way to
contact them, they're saying they don't actually want to
do business with me.
And had that been the easiest of steps the one I would have taken in the
first place. Unfortunately I had to go through Triton directly and use
a middle man to order from the third party source.
But it was $80, now $44, or at least $250~$325 for a new different brand
router and maybe a lift. The Triton is still the best design for
hanging under a table and or using as a standard plunge or fixed base
router with out changing bases.
Haven't gotten money from my credit union in a while. Tried the
online access today and they don't know me. Do have the statements
they send out and there's still $$ in the account. I'll call them
tomorrow and play menu bingo to get info on car loan rates and get the
online access restored. My wife's car is 20 years old and we're
looking to replace it. Did several hours of paper research (Consumer
Reports) plus some online research (specs and prices). Found a half
dozen used vehicles that meet our criteria.
Also have a problem with the company that installed our HVAC. We
prepaid for seasonal checkups and can't reach them by phoine. The
business number goes to a residence number that's "temporarily out of
service". The 'contact' form on their web page got no response, so
we're using ancient technology to contact them - paper mail. Used
anywho.com to do a reverse lookup on the phone number and got a name
I read the Consumer Reports section on reliability. If a given model
has been reliable, then the current year IDENTICAL model should be
also - never buy the first year or two of a new version. Example 2015
Ford F-150 is a new version. Wouldn't consider it. Toyota Highlander
has a godd to very good reliability record going back 12 years. A 3
year old Highlander is nore reliable than a new Dodge SUV.
I'm smary enough to do verification. The names match the business
On 10/21/2015 1:34 PM, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
So typical of our American shitboxes. Detroit doesn't know how to make
a good car. We are getting beat out by the Japanese, German's and the
Korean's, at making cars.
I had a bunch of friends that were engineers there. They have their
heads up their asses when it comes to foreign cars.
Y'know how investment firms always say "past performance is
no gaurantee of future results"? That's how you should read
Consumer Reports. Their reliability grade is based on the
reliability of prior years (they go back 3, I think). You
have no gaurantee the car maker will be as good this year as
they were before.
That's going overboard. Ford, at least, makes excellent
vehicles (altho, like ADS, I wouldn't buy the first year
production of anything). Mitsubishi makes a fair bit of
crap. VW cheats. You can find good and bad anywhere.
I think excellent is going way overboard.
The fords are still below Toyota , Honda, Audi, BMW, Mercedes, maybe
Hyundai.. Hyundai has caught up quickly.
Mitsubishi is not that good, in my opinion so is Nissan, it just has
too many issues.
On Thursday, 22 October 2015 02:26:00 UTC+1, woodchucker wrote:
European arms of Ford & GM have made great cars for a long time.
The Ford Mondeo is car that shows up BMW and Mercedes in several
I think North America are getting more of the European stuff from
Ford (not sure about GM) now, and really, it's about time. The
North American divisions seemed to have been hampered by
accountants and unions to their detriment. They learnt NOTHING
from the demise of the old UK car industry!
Well, that's a little bit of apples and oranges. I'd agree
that Lincoln is not on a par with BMW or Mercedes (or Lexus),
which is a more reasonable comparison, market-wise.
But if Ford is behind Toyota and Honda, it's only by a little,
and so is everyone else in the world. I don't see anyone
else in the mainstream market that's better. In part that's
because Ford has brought a lot of design from their European
(i.e. German) side (as pastedavid said), in part it's because
Ford actually has tried to implement Japanese quality practices.
GM, and especially Chrysler, have a ways to go to be at the
We sell Triton tools and would be happy to help you. We have three people answering the phone from 8 - 4 West Coast time. We use email, instant messaging and we have our 800 number in big print on our home page. www.carbideprocessors.com
It sounds as though you have been taken care of for now. If anything else comes up feel free to call us at 800 346-8274.
On Tuesday, October 20, 2015 at 11:39:11 AM UTC-7, Leon wrote:
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