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    How many cuts makes an edger old?

    I have a 5 year old Gamma edger with 7k cuts and well maintained. I don't consider it old based on the number of cuts, though my tracer is beginning to fail. So the question is what makes an edger old?

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    A couple of things:

    1) you can't get rebuild parts for it
    2) it's been rebuilt so many times that new bearings just slide into place instead of having to be pressed
    3) any gearing that is used to sync the right and left sides of the lens spindle are so worn out that a rectangle shape is now an oval
    4) when it starts up, the screen says "put me out of my misery now", quickly followed by the words "boat anchor"

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    Quote Originally Posted by kdavenport View Post
    So the question is what makes an edger old?
    It's the age old question:

    How much wood can a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood????

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    Not to make light of this (of course we are!!):

    If it ain't broke, don't worry about it! (and its optical corollary: if the edger is making good lenses, it ain't old.)

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    One cut too many..

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    Quote Originally Posted by chip anderson View Post

    One cut too many..

    I still have an old Essilor MBA with electronics made with radio bulbs, purchased new in 1971 for $ 7,000, still in good working condition. The mechanical counter now shows over 80,000 lenses and is still making the most perfect bevels.

    Still not had its last bevel.......................................
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    My 13 year old NOP 6e has 107K cuts and is running like a top, equates to 54K prs.
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    I appreciate the feedback. I'm going to keep running it.

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    If the cost of repairs per month exceed the cost of a new edger payment per month, it is now too old.
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