Mahuna Posted October 23, 2013 Share #1 Posted October 23, 2013 I recently bought a used Sherline lathe and milling machine, with many of the available accessories - a great deal. Since the machines are about 15 years old, and since the plant is within a day's drive of my home in the Phoenix area, I decided to bring the machines to Sherline for reconditioning. I spoke to Fred Smittle in the Sherline customer service area, and he said they would be able to turn the machines around in the same day if I got there early enough in the day. My friend Peter (my mentor in ship modeling) and I drove to Carlsbad on Sunday, so we were able to get to the Sherline office a little after they opened on Monday. We dropped off the machines, had a very good tour of the plant with Craig Lebuse, then visited the nearby Craftsmanship Museum (started by Joe Martin - the owner of Sherline). The machines were ready by the time we returned to the Sherline plant just before noon, so we were able to get back on the road to the Phoenix area and got home at a reasonable time. I've read a lot of great comments about the Sherline tools on MSW, and anyone I've spoken to about them has had high praise for them, so I'm really glad I found them on our local Craigslist and I'm excited to start using them. The customer service, professionalism, and friendliness of the staff at Sherline all match the quality of their product. If you're ever in the Carlsbad area of California I highly recommend a visit to Sherline and to the Craftsmanship museum. Thanks to Craig, Fred, Francisco, and Kim at Sherline, and most of all thanks to Joe Martin for building a great business. Landlubber Mike, gjdale, trippwj and 3 others 6 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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