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zurn

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Switching from a flat lap to wheel type
« on: September 01, 2019, 01:49:26 PM »

Hey All
Im thinking of switching from flat lap to drum grind & polish machine
The flat lap is my 1st and only machine Ive ever used and Ive only been cabbing for about 5 yrs
If any of you folks were in my boat which machine would you lean towards
Also my space is limited
I'll cut right to it any thoughts on a Pixie
Thank you
Anthony
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Re: Switching from a flat lap to wheel type
« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2019, 06:47:40 PM »

Pixies are great machines.  The only thing is that it will be hard to do very large cabs because of the spacing between the wheels.
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Re: Switching from a flat lap to wheel type
« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2019, 04:11:06 AM »

The Pixie is fine for occasional use but it is slower and as stated, large cabs get difficult.  If you have room I would look at the many Genie clones.  There is a reason no one copies the Pixie.
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Re: Switching from a flat lap to wheel type
« Reply #3 on: September 04, 2019, 07:43:33 AM »

I agree , the pixie gets frustrating.
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Re: Switching from a flat lap to wheel type
« Reply #4 on: September 17, 2019, 03:03:48 PM »

ok thx for feed back
Ya that wouldn't work for me
Anybody have any  experience  with Johnson Bros. Lapidary
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Re: Switching from a flat lap to wheel type
« Reply #5 on: September 18, 2019, 04:38:20 PM »

   I have bought from them..... prices are great. Delivery took awhile on dual 8 inch wet grinder. People really were not the best at customer relations. Nothing polite to say about them other than prices.
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Re: Switching from a flat lap to wheel type
« Reply #6 on: September 26, 2019, 04:00:16 PM »

Appreciate that but the machine itself
Good performance any problems?
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Re: Switching from a flat lap to wheel type
« Reply #7 on: September 27, 2019, 08:29:49 AM »

Johns does not make machines.  If you are looking at the Covington, they are a well respected manufacturer.  I can't say I have used any of their cabbing machines though.
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Re: Switching from a flat lap to wheel type
« Reply #8 on: September 27, 2019, 11:34:10 AM »

I have used  a modern Covington and it seemed fine , a bit old fashioned in style but those styles were what lasted for decades.
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