OK NOW StewMac!!!

Discussion in 'Tech-Talk' started by Believer7713, Apr 4, 2021.

  1. fos1

    fos1 Senior Stratmaster Silver Member

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    I was looking at a micro controller chip available from a supplier in New York earlier today. It will fit in a small letter size envelope flat. Its cost is $4.95. Their shipping was $4.95 USPO minimum and $12.95 UPS minimum.

    I cancelled and will wait until I need more items....
     
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  2. Believer7713

    Believer7713 The Pink Bunnyman Frankenstein Silver Member

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    I use them a lot too. I really like them a lot. They just didn't have the tang nippers I was looking for this time.
     
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    PaulHikeS2 Strat-Talk Member

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    I dunno. I paid StewMac the $40. Probably had about 20 things shipped in the past year from them. Everything is quality. Sometimes I just need a few resistors that come to $1. I don't think twice - I order and have them in a couple days. Works for me. Works for them.
     
  4. Scott Baxendale

    Scott Baxendale Senior Stratmaster Gold Supporting Member

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    Anything that is a generic tool or based on a generic tool can be purchased cheaper elsewhere. They do have some proprietary tools that are great that you can’t get anywhere else such as the Z file. They are great at making you think you need ten things when you only need one.
     
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  5. Believer7713

    Believer7713 The Pink Bunnyman Frankenstein Silver Member

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    True true.
    They do have some tools that I will probably eventually get but only because I will use them. Nice thing about working with tools my whole life is that I know how to tell what I will use and which will just become novelties in the drawer.
    I don't like spending money I don't need to but will definitely spend the money needed to have the tools to do a job with proper results.
     
  6. Collin D Plonker

    Collin D Plonker Strat-Talker

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    StewMac has quality tools at a premium price. They are not my first choice unless I can't get a comparable item cheaper. That said, I have gotten stuff from them over the years.

    This week, I nearly signed up for the one year free shipping for $40. Last year I bought their fret press, and it's definitely high quality. I have also bought two slotted fingerboards from them this year, as well as the refret saw/slot cleaner combo.

    I built some tools copying their designs, including a Tune o matic bridge jack, fret tang nipper, high spot leveling file, and maybe one or two others.

    I considered buying the neck vise, but I found one cheaper elsewhere. They are called carver's vises on other sites. I use it all the time. Best $119 I ever spent.

    I like Philadelphia Luthier Supply and Luthers Mercantile as alternatives, but they don't have the variety.