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    Mei edger questions

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    anyone has experienced with MEI edging machine. Easy fit, 641 or the Phoenix? I would like to know approximate pricing, level of accuracy, what tracing do you used with them. Any additional informations are welcome. TIA

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    Quote Originally Posted by CalCal View Post
    Hi:

    anyone has experienced with MEI edging machine. Easy fit, 641 or the Phoenix? I would like to know approximate pricing, level of accuracy, what tracing do you used with them. Any additional informations are welcome. TIA
    I have been an advocate for the EZFit NBL. Their new one is smaller than what we have.
    Starting with accuracy. Extremely accurate, as long as you maintain it. Steps, drills, custom shapes, custom bevels. A very powerful machine. All custom edging data, including chemistrie and drill data can be stored for easy retrieval.
    Pricing depends on several factors, but expect 85K - 95K. Consumables are not cheap, and i do recommend sticking with MEI consumables. We tried multiple third party options, and found that they ended up costing more in the long run.
    We use the Santinelli LT-1200 for all of our traces with the z data enabled and the max data points, mainly for all of the FF that we produce. We will be adding the Briot Gravitech next year, primarily for rimless and nylor.
    Throughput will depend on product mix. We average 8-10 pr/hr, as we process a good amount of steps, drillss, Lindberg/ici berlin style metal grooves and ARs on it.

    The investment, IMO, is worth it if you process a lot drills, chemistrie, T and steps (mostly for suns and sport goggles) and ARs. The EZFit NBL is great for ARs w/hydros. Otherwise, the ROI may not be worth it.
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    I saw the new model of ezfit it is very impressive and have less "dust" better filters system

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