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    WECO 440 Help

    Our long time optician left. Does anyone have an operating manual or a copy of a manual for The WECO 440.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 77TNT View Post
    Our long time optician left. Does anyone have an operating manual or a copy of a manual for The WECO 440.

    I do.

    $133 + Shipping!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fezz View Post
    I do.

    $133 + Shipping!
    Good Lord Fezz, are you throwing in the edger itself for that? :bbg: :bbg: :bbg:
    Bryan Finley, Florida LDO

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fezz View Post
    I do.

    $133 + Shipping!
    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Finney View Post
    Good Lord Fezz, are you throwing in the edger itself for that? :bbg: :bbg: :bbg:
    Shipping is a round trip first class ticket and a week at a 5 star hotel to hand deliver the manual. :cheers::D:cheers::D:cheers:

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    Wow, I feel like the guy hangin on the cliff by his fingertips. Is there anybody else there ???

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    PM sent.

    Shame on you Fezz!:D
    Properly medicated for your protection.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 77TNT View Post
    Wow, I feel like the guy hangin on the cliff by his fingertips. Is there anybody else there ???
    Trust me brother, you are not alone; we still use the 440, have 3 of 'em.
    Bryan Finley, Florida LDO

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Finney View Post
    Good Lord Fezz, are you throwing in the edger itself for that? :bbg: :bbg: :bbg:
    No, but I could!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BMH View Post
    PM sent.

    Shame on you Fezz!:D
    Shame on me?

    Shame on me?

    I believe that I helped you out plenty with your Weco 440 concerns! You were an established Optiboard member, and I charged you all but nothing. You respectfully returned whatever I sent, and paid more than enough in liquid courage.

    We have a new member, who has never contributed to the board in any way. I offered to help.

    I bought and paid for several Weco 440's. I bought and paid for the service manual that went with them. I bought and paid for service and parts on these machines many times over.

    Should I be expected to give away my hard earned money for free?

    As you know, I can be very generous and helpful.

    Shame on me for trying to recoup some of my investment?

    Shame on me.........

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    Quote Originally Posted by 77TNT View Post
    Wow, I feel like the guy hangin on the cliff by his fingertips. Is there anybody else there ???

    I guess that you were expecting much less?

    Do you give your knowledge away?

    Is having a service manual that you are in desperate need of {to MAKE MONEY}, of any value?

    How much money will you make or save by using that Weco 440? I bet a whole helluva lot more than what I am asking!


    I offered something that I thought may be of value to you.

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    Oopps

    Fezz, I certainly didn't mean to offend you. You know I appreciate your help and insight!

    No, you should not give away your hard earned money for free.

    In hindsight there is no shame in making an offer, it is his choice to accept or refuse.

    After thinking about the original post I am curious why the Optician left (although it's none of my business) and I am sure that Optician knew there would be no one there to run the edger.

    Hmmmmm....

    :( BMH
    Properly medicated for your protection.

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    BMH,The optician was a good friend. His wife lost a 10 year battle with cancer. 10 years ago I bought his floundering practice providing him with much needed cash. I paid him well for 10 years. It was a win-win. He decided he needed a complete change of location making it impracticle to help me.
    77TNT

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    help with weco 440

    Quote Originally Posted by Fezz View Post
    I do.

    $133 + Shipping!
    are you able to help me out find weco 440 belts? I would really appreciate if you can.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 77TNT View Post
    Our long time optician left. Does anyone have an operating manual or a copy of a manual for The WECO 440.
    This looks like a good time to upgrade the equipment.
    *Please do not assume anything I say is fact. You must verify my comments before forming an opinion of validity. Please know I have not the wherewithal to insult anyone. Never, never take offense. I mean none. Always with a smile.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vin View Post
    are you able to help me out find weco 440 belts? I would really appreciate if you can.

    Here is all the belts that you could ever want!

    http://drivebeltshop.co.uk/

    Good luck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by vin View Post
    are you able to help me out find weco 440 belts? I would really appreciate if you can.
    Welcome to the forum, vin......................first you have to become a bona fide member of the 440 Club, acceptance can be a tad difficult.................... then and only then, a member can be approached to supply you with any vintage 440 belt your heart desires.

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    ahhh the old weco 440...i remember using one of those...man i hated that thing...had to guide the wheels by hand if i wanted a good bevel (and dont ask how, it was ugly).
    equal opportunity offender!!

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    thanks for info..I really appreciate it!! the only problem I have right now is I don't know the part number..can someone there help me? I need both belts for weco 440.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vin View Post
    thanks for info..I really appreciate it!! the only problem I have right now is I don't know the part number..can someone there help me? I need both belts for weco 440.
    Specifically, the drive belt(s) for the lens spindle, or drive belt for the quill?

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    Quote Originally Posted by uncut View Post
    Specifically, the drive belt(s) for the lens spindle, or drive belt for the quill?
    Thanks for taking the time,. I needed both if you have it available. Thanks again!

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    Quote Originally Posted by vin View Post
    Thanks for taking the time,. I needed both if you have it available. Thanks again!
    Lens spindles are driven by 3 belts......but the main drive belt(drive motor to shaft) is 3132-0213.

    Main quill motor to grind shaft belt is a v-belt. You can use a Gates Polyflex(tm) belt 5M-545 or 560, .......Weco part number is 3131-0210

    Welcome to the 440 club........the 1967 Mustang of edgers!

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