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JeffP

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Looking to buy a Patriot machine. Any comments?
« on: August 26, 2019, 01:18:52 PM »
Hi All
I'm looking at buying a new machine and found a Patriot available. Can't seem to find any others where I don't have to wait many months for delivery.
Anyway, I'm interested in any comments regards the Patriot machine.
Thanks

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Re: Looking to buy a Patriot machine. Any comments?
« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2019, 02:21:42 PM »
Sorry - have not seen a Patriot so cannot give any advice.  Hopefully others can assist.

From memory, they may have used an odd size dop and spare dops were difficult to source.   Most will will use quarter inch brass (or occasionally aluminium) to make dops with a variety of keying methods but I just have a feeling that Patriot/Omni used a weird size for some reason.  If you have a more standard size, then often dops from another machine may fit - they can often can be used no problem or can easily be manufactured if you have or know someone with a lathe.
 Probably not a deal breaker but maybe check on that before making the final decision.

Slow supply is definitely a big problem for just about all the manufacturers - seems impossible to get machines in a timely fashion.  Probably the main reason why we gave up on stocking them - was just too frustrating for both us and customers.
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