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General Discussion / Re: Great idea for cutting foam!
« on: August 30, 2018, 04:24:22 PM »
no boss - this one for staple shaving

Oh OK. I'm with you now. Mine isn't a Bosch brand, but I do use one for shaving staples.

General Discussion / Re: Great idea for cutting foam!
« on: August 30, 2018, 01:04:29 PM »
Have you considered the Bosch oscillating tool (corded) ?  Come on Doc -
You mean these? Luv 'em.

Yes, they do have a nice website that's easy to navigate. I've often used their link when I'm referencing a particular item in a discussion. And they list some very attractive prices on many items. But like you say, they sell to anyone. No loyalty to the trade. But that seems to be the direction the whole industry is going anyway.

I fell out with them over an order of what they (mis)represented as "silk film". After a few tense conversations over the phone, I decided to just keep the plastic sheeting instead of trusting them to refund my money (minus shipping) if I sent it back. It was going to cost me nearly $60 shipping just to get a $100 refund.

They pretty much let me know over the phone that they weren't terribly concerned about losing my business. Since then, I've read many complaints about DIY on a FB group. But with each complaint, there's someone else that always comes to their defense.

General Discussion / Re: Great idea for cutting foam!
« on: August 30, 2018, 09:14:36 AM »
I wonder if the two knife cutter does soft foam easier?
I've never compared the one-blade and two-blade cutters side-by-side, but I can say that I have no trouble cutting soft foam with my two-blade Bosch.

After looking at that pattern online, I remember it now. I used it on ER lobby chairs at a local hospital about 15 years ago. I reached a point where I could no longer find it in stock anywhere.

You may get lucky and find a supplier that still has some laying around.

My guess is that DIY knew they didn't have it, but they took your money anyway because they need cash flow.

But some people DO report getting their orders eventually (but not without 3-4 weeks of no response).

According to this BBB page, the owner is Michelle Fraser.

I checked with a couple of my suppliers. They said that Twilight is a dropped pattern. Masco Fabrics said that it has been discontinued for quite some time now. So even if you can find some old stock somewhere, you may as well convince your client that it's time for a change. 

General Discussion / Re: Should we have our air compressors checked?
« on: August 29, 2018, 04:44:18 AM »
Most likely, a rupture would occur first. The rupture would relieve pressure, and probably prevent a serious explosion.
But as you say, explosions have happened, and will happen again.

My compressor is on a timer. On at 8:00 AM. Off at 5PM. Mon-Sat. If I come in on Sunday, I have to manually turn it on. My fittings don't hiss. But they aren't completely air tight, because the compressor always bleeds down during the night.

It's probably a good idea to replace the pressure relief valve and the shut-off valve if the compressor is over 10 years old.

My compressor is located in my back store room. I'm separated from it by 75 feet and 2 walls. So I'm not too concerned about the risk of injury.

I drain mine twice a year. We used to have one that had completely rotted through on the bottom. No explosion occurred. Just a mild hiss that developed in to big one.

General Discussion / Re: Staple Remover
« on: August 27, 2018, 05:02:43 PM »
I have the 600. I only got it because I thought it might work where the fabric is stapled into a groove. I rarely use it.

Like Gene, I shave staples off as much as humanly possible.
All those different staple lifting gadgets are for the birds.

I've heard a lot of talk about DIY on a FB group. Many are experiencing the same problem as you. Long delays with no response.

Their website says they are owned by Kris and Dotie Charlebois. However, Dotie's FB page indicates that she is now widowed, and "worked at DIY Upholstery". So perhaps there has been a recent shakeup in family ownership. Sounds like a cash flow problem is delaying shipments.

General Discussion / Re: Great idea for cutting foam!
« on: August 18, 2018, 08:33:13 AM »
I'm sorry guys but being frugal with your tool choices is not a very professional way to be in business. The time it takes to cut foam with an electric knife is way out of line with any sort of production. Let alone the ragged look of the cut edge. Dacron is not meant to fix being frugal. I use this term so not to offend the easily offended of this day and age. LOL
Your point is well taken. But I'm not sure that I completely agree in this case regarding foam cutters.

I have 2 Bosch foam cutters. Love 'em, use 'em everyday. But I do a lot of foam replacement for walk-in customers. If I tried to do that with a cheap electric turkey knife, I'd burn the motors up about once a month.

But for a shop that only cuts a few cushions a week, it's harder to justify the cost of a Bosch.

I cut foam with a turkey knife for many years. I didn't really have overly "ragged" edges to contend with. They were fairly smooth.
My grandmother used to hold a butcher knife over a heater. Her results were EXTREMELY ragged.

If I were starting a new shop from scratch, and only had X number of dollars to spend, an expensive foam cutter would be pretty far down on my list of priorities.

I would either stick with a $15 turkey knife from Wally World, or go all in for a Bosch. I wouldn't buy any of those "tweeners".
But that's just me. Many people report being completely satisfied with the EZE or Accu-cutter.

General Discussion / Re: Great idea for cutting foam!
« on: August 18, 2018, 07:27:49 AM »
With the $600 Consew/Bosch, both blades move alternatingly.

With the $300 Acu-cutter, it has 2 blades but only 1 blade moves.

With the $150 EZE cutter, it only has 1 blade.

General Discussion / Re: Great idea for cutting foam!
« on: August 17, 2018, 08:33:46 AM »
Bosch is the Cadillac of foam cutters. Well worth the investment.
Bosch isn't making the 1575A foam cutter any more. They sold the patent to Consew.

You can still find a few Bosch's for sale, but the price has gone WAY WAY up (over $900).

The new Consew 1575A is a carbon copy of the original Bosch.


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