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A girl's best friend

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Re: A girl's best friend

Postby Dr.Al » 15 Jun 2022, 09:32

If anyone really does want to buy some coarser plates for less than the high price charged by the linked ebay listing, there are some other options:

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Re: A girl's best friend

Postby Steve Maskery » 23 Jun 2022, 16:08

Well I succumbed and they arrived today. At first sight they appear to be absolutely excellent.
My only gripe would be that they are not labelled. The sleeve that they come in is clearly labelled but the plates themselves are not. I've made some Dymo labels but I don't know how long they will last. I might have to have a go at engraving.
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Re: A girl's best friend

Postby RogerS » 23 Jun 2022, 16:32

Steve Maskery wrote:Well I succumbed and they arrived today. At first sight they appear to be absolutely excellent.
My only gripe would be that they are not labelled. The sleeve that they come in is clearly labelled but the plates themselves are not. I've made some Dymo labels but I don't know how long they will last. I might have to have a go at engraving.


You're lucky you got a label :evil:
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Re: A girl's best friend

Postby Dr.Al » 23 Jun 2022, 17:31

Steve Maskery wrote:Well I succumbed and they arrived today. At first sight they appear to be absolutely excellent.
My only gripe would be that they are not labelled. The sleeve that they come in is clearly labelled but the plates themselves are not. I've made some Dymo labels but I don't know how long they will last. I might have to have a go at engraving.


Yep, I suppose I should have warned you of that. It wasn't an issue for me as a stuck them down to some bits of aluminium and use some number punches to mark the aluminium.

Or you could get something like this etching pen and write on the back.
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Re: A girl's best friend

Postby Lurker » 23 Jun 2022, 17:37

When you first use them, they will shed lots of bits, you will be convinced that they are faulty, but It is common with all of these plates and they will soon settle down.
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Re: A girl's best friend

Postby Dr.Al » 23 Jun 2022, 17:42

Lurker wrote:When you first use them, they will shed lots of bits, you will be convinced that they are faulty, but It is common with all of these plates and they will soon settle down.


:text-goodpost:

Even the manual for the expensive DMT ones say that this happens. They also feel quite coarse for the first few strokes (and take off more metal than you might expect) but this settles down very quickly.
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Re: A girl's best friend

Postby Just4fun » 23 Jun 2022, 19:29

Dr.Al wrote:Interesting. How long did they last? I realise it's very dependent on how much one uses them, but I'm curious nonetheless.

Sorry Doc, I forgot to respond to this.
Hard to say really but I guess between 6 months and a year.
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