Yep - I do....:)
Our blade sub-contractor went out of business...and we haven't yet found a
suitable replacement - at least one where the tolerances can be held, at a
We're working on it's resurrection..
Lee Valley Tools Ltd.
Veritas Tools Inc.
Answer (posted previously to another BB) is below....
Basically - the vendor was purchased by a new owner, who didn't have the
same views on how to conduct a reputable business...
We had one shipment of product which he'd had made in China (not
Germany)and shipped it to us without saying anything. When it was
discovered, we'd already shipped hundreds out to customers. He didn't want
us to tell the customers about it, and only wanted us to replace the product
for those that complained.
At our own expense - we notified all affected buyers, and either refunded
or replaced the product with the original made in Germany.
You either stand behind what you sell, or you don't. He didn't - and that
was the end of a 25 year purchase history (you'll note the "German" brass
caliper is gone too).
Replacement's are in development (Veritas), and may be available in Jan or
Feb....higher tolerances too!
There's also one in Coquitlam. Bring SWMBO and make her a deal -
she can have what she wants in the kitchen/gardening section if
you get what you want in tools.
Armour plate your credit card.
PS - the in-store order forms should have a check box:
"I'll take one of everything" - that would save time.
I believe the CC would require something more along this line:
which could be trained directly on the card during its heated use.
Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
Well, I have to say that I was ready to order several items from someone
other than Lee Valley. After reading this and other post from Robin, I just
placed the order, but at Lee Valley, and will continue to in the future.
Just wish LV stocked the Incra V27.
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