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 Post subject: Re: Error Tolerance?
PostPosted: December 2, 2020, 2:23 pm 
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JAMADOR wrote:
If a big price gap, then off to figure out if my miter saw is sufficient (with proper blade/disc), or if I should look into a more metal oriented cutting tool.


Let us know what you come up with. I'm thinking along the same lines!

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PostPosted: December 3, 2020, 11:35 am 
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Following further into this.

What do you guys consider to be a 'good' price for the steel for frame construction? Would be nice to have a frame of reference when making some calls for quotes.

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PostPosted: December 3, 2020, 1:00 pm 
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JAMADOR wrote:
What do you guys consider to be a 'good' price for the steel for frame construction? Would be nice to have a frame of reference when making some calls for quotes.
I've been using Online Metals and picking it up at their local warehouse to avoid shipping charges. They happen to have a 25% discount running today, but I usually get 10-15% off by being a frequent buyer. Good website for sizing and pricing.

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I have just purchased this one(the last one):
https://www.vevor.com/collections/power ... alloy-base
I hope it will work well. Got a $5 code off, free shipping and no tax= $199(!)
There are different variations on Amazon, but there is another one, looks pretty much the same, under Anbull name.
https://www.amazon.com/Anbull-Portable- ... B08DHKF8MJ

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PostPosted: October 20, 2021, 4:53 pm 
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Luckily, I only need a small amount of steel to finish the frame I bought.
Need to measure & contact the local place I've talked to before about picking up what I need to finish.

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PostPosted: October 20, 2021, 5:55 pm 
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To the OP, that's why race cars use threaded rod ends and shocks with threaded collars. They're not just for wheel alignment, but also to "tune out" all the build inaccuracies.

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