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Old 07-27-2016, 11:00 AM
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Just placed the order for a Classic with foot control.

I was so happy I just had to tell someone.

Thanks to all who helped me with this decision and Steve for such a great tool. Now I go sit on the front porch until it arrives.
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Old 07-27-2016, 12:51 PM
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Hi Patrice, Great! I see the order already. Hope to have it ready to ship Friday and if not it will be Monday. Watch for an email from fedex.com with the tracking then. I'm looking forward to hear how you like it!
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Old 07-27-2016, 03:52 PM
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Hi Patrice
You made a very good choice with the classic,and you also have Steve Lindsay's excellent after-sales customer support and advice.
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Old 07-27-2016, 04:47 PM
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Congratulations enjoy
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Old 07-27-2016, 05:10 PM
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Patrice,When you get your Classic Lindsay handpiece you'll be loving life,you made a very good choice. J.J.
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Old 07-27-2016, 05:28 PM
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You're going to really love it, it's an amazing device!
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Old 07-28-2016, 12:00 AM
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Thanks guys, no doubt in my mind that I will love it. I will surely post a thread when I give it a try.

I'll look for that email Steve and let my friend know when to expect it.
Thanks for your help and such a good and fast service.
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Old 07-28-2016, 04:31 AM
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Default Re: Classic ordered...finally!

I hand pushed for years. I thought it would take some time to get used to the Classic. Well, it didn't. I started off at a dead run with this amazing tool.
You're gonna love this tool!!!

Be sure to order a sharpening template from Steve.
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Old 07-28-2016, 07:37 PM
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Thanks Crazy Horse, I do have Steve's sharpening setup with 4-5 of the mostly used templates and I love it. Fool proof which is perfect for me.

Talk about great service, I already got a refund for the system overcharging on shipping from Karla.
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Old 07-29-2016, 05:07 AM
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I wish every business operated the way Steve runs his business.
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Old 07-29-2016, 05:53 AM
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John,Your right about Steve and his engraving business,Steve has been a big help to me and my business always there with a to help his fellow engravers. J.J.
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Old 07-29-2016, 05:58 AM
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Congrats Patrice. Best of luck with your new graver. I am currently saving up for one. Let us know how you like it compared to your current graver.
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Old 07-29-2016, 06:34 AM
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Patrice,
I have an Artisan tool and love it. Everyone's correct about the customer service ,top notch !
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Old 07-29-2016, 03:31 PM
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Just received the notice of shipment. How fast is that. Thanks again Steve.
Amazing service: Check!

Mark, I will make a proper post about it when I try it. Expect a few pics of my ugly mug grinning from ear to ear.
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Old 07-29-2016, 04:17 PM
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Congrats! super exciting times.
Excellent choice as well.
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Old 08-05-2016, 11:07 AM
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Hi,

Great choice!
You will enjoy it!
I couldn`t be happier with my classic!!!

Don`t forget sharpening templates and,
if You are a jeweller the 4-indexing extentions to fit Your old style gravers to the classic!

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Old 08-05-2016, 04:12 PM
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Thanks guys.

Not a jeweler per say but I would still like to use old gravers with the Classic. Did not order 4-indexing collets, only 1 indexing one. Sure hope there is still a way to make it work. Or at least machine my own I guess.
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Old 08-05-2016, 05:06 PM
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The holder in the Classic nose is a .133" diameter hole. This is the size of a 3/32" square measured across the corners. Therefore 3/32" square gravers work as will any shank you can fit into a .133" (3.38mm) diameter hole. If the tang of the gravers you are using are larger than this you will need to grind the shanks to fit. Within the front end of the tool hole is an oring that is used with the rapid change that works best with the 3/32" square.

Below are five methods in the manual on page 5 about changing gravers in the Classic. If switching a lot, I use method #1 (no collects needed) or method 2 is also quick. For work on the knives I don't change gravers often and for that I like method 3.

1: Slip a graver in and out of the tool hole. Gravers are held from rotating or falling out of the tool hole because of the oring, yet they may be pulled out or pushed in easily. This works best with 3/32" square shank gravers. To prepare the tool, insert a 3/32" square graver and leave the setscrew slightly backed off from the surface of the graver. The screw acts as an index in this way and the friction of the O-ring in the front of the tool hole prevents the graver from falling out. Once the setscrew is set, it does not need to be adjusted to change gravers.

2. Utilizes a thumb screw for a more secure grip. This will work with any shank graver (round or square) under .133" in size. Remove the setscrew and use the knurled thumbscrew in its place. The graver can be tightened down for a more secure grip than #1.

3. The third way to use the tool holder is with a set screw and wrench. This will provide the most secure hold. It will work with any shank graver (round or square) under .133" in size.

4. The fourth method is to remove the setscrew or thumb screw from the AirGraver's nose completely, and just slip the 3/32" square graver shanks in/out. It is similar to #1", but with the set screw completely removed. The rubber o-ring is then all that is used to hold the graver in the tool hole.

5. Last method is using the quick change extensions for the Classic. They provide extra length for large hands or if wanting to get more use from a short graver.

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Old 08-06-2016, 03:16 PM
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Default Re: Classic ordered...finally!

You are gonna LOVE it...absolutely a marvel of machining...you will never regret purchasing it.
Hope you enjoy it as much as the rest of us do .... and once again, thanks Steve.
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Old 08-07-2016, 11:22 PM
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Thanks for the info and instructions Steve, can't wait to start using it.

Glad you enjoys yours Archie, I am sure I will too.
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Old 09-21-2016, 07:43 PM
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Oh...My...God!!!!!
You guys were not kidding were you?
I just barely had time to take a few cuts with it and I am so far from an engraver its not even funny but still...simply amazing.
Compared to my Gravermeister, well there is no comparison. Completely in another league. Can you tell I am a happy camper.

Can't thank you enough Steve. And of course all the gents here that helped me decide to get it.

I'll post again when I get time to play with it some more.

Oh did I say I was happy.
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Old 09-22-2016, 06:17 AM
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Hi Patrice, Glad you're liking it! Should feel like a sports car.
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Old 09-25-2016, 08:23 PM
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Oh yeah, feels like Ferrari for sure Steve.

And of course nothing compared to what you guys make here but my first quick try with it.

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Old 09-26-2016, 10:20 PM
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Hi Patrice, Nice smooth cuts! Looks like you have good control.
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Old 09-29-2016, 03:17 PM
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Welcome to the club!
The Lindsay Classic graver opened a whole new world for me.
I am sure it will do the same for you too!
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Old 09-30-2016, 07:44 AM
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Hi Patrice, Nice smooth cuts! Looks like you have good control.
Thanks Steve, I realized very early on that smoothness of the curves was the very first thing I needed to work on. Flat spots (or even slightly flatter) ruin even the best engraving. Still a lot of work to do but so much more enjoyable now with the Classic.

Jan, I am sure it will. Thanks.
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