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    pinchaser's what would we do without them ?

    sometimes i would love to find out, i would have to change less be motor klixon's, change less bent distributor tube's change fewer broken spotting cups and bent respot cells, less tools missing. but i'm going to keep mine anyway. the new guy the other night was getting a pin out of the gutter in front on the sweep and when he stuck the pin fork down the front of the machine,between the sweep and the pin deck light the bowlers cycled the machine on him and the pin fork got wedged inbetween them and tripped the klixon.he got 6 or 7 calls behind before i went to the back, (you see i was up front fixing the draft beer system when the **** was hitting the fan)he was still trying to get that pin fork unstuck instead of keeping up with the other calls.he forgot how to use the motor crank also ! and how to reset the klixon...

    some people's kids !!!!!
    still need pinchaser's in my center otherwise i would be there 24/7
    god bless their souls !!!!!
    jim k.

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    i wanna know how your junior pinchasers can possibly manage to damage all those spotting cups and respot cells. I myself am a junior pinchaser and I don't seem to stuff any of ours.... I know how to change and rebuild them if necessary, so your pinchasers must really suck!!!!

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    • #3
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      KRYLEY,
      YOU SOUND LIKE A PINJUMPER THAT US MECH. ALL OVER THE WORLD ARE LOOKING FOR!SOMETIMES PINJUMPERS THINK THEY CAN FIX ANYTHING, AN SOMETIMES CAUSE MORE HARM THAN GOOD BUT THEY HAVE TO LEARN SOMEHOW. AFTER ALL A GOOD PINJUMPER IS VERY HARD TO FIND...A GOOD PINJUMPER WILL BE A FUTURE MECH!KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK

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      • #4
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        im a ceritfied....been there pinjumper...LOL

        The mechanic at the house i grew up in was a certified joke....still is...LOL when i was a teenager i learned fast that if i didnt do somethin about a lane prob...niether would my fearless leader...ROFLMAO

        so i also am guilty of sayin....i have no idea how those springs popped off & and all those bolts un wound themselves...it was like that when i found it...LOL

        but now I AM the fearless leader


        [This message has been edited by Coors (edited 01-31-2000).]

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        • #5
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          A pinchasers ability and knowledge is in direct relationship to the head mechanics ability to teach and the knowledge he teaches!

          The teachers I have had are the best in MY opinion! I guess I was lucky!

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          • #6
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            My Head Tech recently told me something which I'll never forget and I suppose it shows that he's got a lot of confidence in me which I don't have in myself!!!

            He said "If you ever want to try to fix something yourself, go ahead.. there's nothing I won't be able to fix if you stuff it up! Just don't bend or break anything!!"

            Since posting that last reply, my Head Tech has employed me full-time, so I spose he has a lot of faith in me!!!

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            • #7
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              KRYLEY, YOU SOUND LIKE ONE IN A MILLION, MY HATS OFF TO YA! FOR THE RECORD I AM TALKING ABOUT THE ONE'S THAT AFTER ONLY WORKING IN THE BACKEND FOR 2 WEEKS THEY THINK THEY KNOW IT ALL AND REFUSE TO LISTEN WHEN YOU TRY TO EXPLAIN THINGS TO THEM. THEY ACT LIKE THEY ARE IN A DIFFERANT WORLD. YOU CAN ONLY SHOW AND TELL A PERSON SO MANY TIMES HOW TO DO STUFF,MOST WILL TRY THERE OWN WAY UNTIL THEY GET IN A JAM.IN THE PAST I HAVE TAKEN MANY GUYS UNDER MY WING AND TRIED TO TRAIN THEM AND MAKE THEM MECHANICS BUT MOST SEEM HAPPIER JUST BEING PINCHASHER'S KNOWING THAT THEY DON'T HAVE TO DO MOST OF THE HEAVY WRENCHING.BUT I SWEAR I WILL KEEP TRAINING GUYS UNTIL I FIND A FEW GOOD MEN (OR WOMEN)UNTIL THE DAY I DIE. KRYLEY KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK IT SOUNDS LIKE YOUR GOING A LONG WAYS IN THIS BUSINESS.... JIM
              jim k.

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              • #8
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                I am a 19 year old. I have worked on 8270s for about 1.5 years now. I feel I have done a lot to help out. Our old head mech left in aug of 2000 since being there from aug of 80. Another guy took over only working on them for 3 years and he came from brunswick. So there is a lot of stuff he didnt' know but I have done alot to help out from changing a carpet, changing a bounce plat, rebuiling a backstop and fingercells. I can change a distributor, rear ball lift and assortments in the ball lift mechinism. I have even change a broken tube in the shuttle assembly. I feel I have done alot for only working on them for a year and a half. I was even thinking about a career working on 8270s. Let me know what Guys think.
                Wang J

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                • #9
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                  Quote:]Originally posted by Coors:

                  The mechanic at the house i grew up in was a certified joke
                  [/QUOTE]by that i meant he was certified by AMF!!! (no LMAO can articulate my laughter).

                  [ June 26, 2001: Message edited by: Coors ]

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                  • #10
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                    I started out as a pinchaser in 93, working in a 24 lane center around the corner from my house. needed a job and it was the only one available at the employment office. didn't know squat about an 82-70 or any other pinsetter out there. the head mech. was a guy named mike farr. ex air force service tech and learned his from a center on some base. stict, by the book guy, taught me 75% of what i know and did it in a way that made me stick withit and want to learn.
                    went from chasin pins to rebuilding major assemblies , all adjustments and being trusted to be on my own all weekend in about 2 months. stayed there for 2 years and then somewhere else for aboutyear and half. drifted away for a while, but due to his influence came back have been back 2 years. to make my long story short, good pinchasers are hard to find,but sometimes good head mechs. that can teach and make it interesting are too.

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                    • #11
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                      ammendment. I work in a 36 lane center where there are no pin chasers. head and 2 lessers (one way of putting it} we do it all. Did I mention that I work for AMF? (my on draw back)

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                      • #12
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                        [ November 06, 2001: Message edited by: geminix ]

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                        • #13
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                          Quote:]Originally posted by geminix:
                          The good ones always leave because they can't afford to stay because of the lousy f****ng pay rate.[/QUOTE]

                          Geminix,
                          That is so true ! [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/mad.gif[/img]

                          Us Older PinChasers with debts , Mortages & Etc, need to work at multiple sites just to earn a "Very Basic" wage.

                          It's a Tough Call for a lot of us as we have other "TRADES" that pay 2 to 3 times more money than in the bowling industry .

                          Me thinks it's time for a serious Shake-Up with this industry , IF we wan't to keep good staff on the job ! [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/eek.gif[/img]

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                          • #14
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                            KRYLEY, If you ever deside to come up north, we'de all like to hire you.
                            "Gun control is the policy of tyrants"
                            Rep. Rob Bishop (R-UT)

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                            • #15
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                              i know im talkin out my A**. but anyhow i even have an MCSE but everywhere i go.... no one wants to talk to "the bowlin alley guy". so i tell every pinchaser with the slightest potential, "run away, and run away FAST!!!"

                              McDonalds people get more respect than i do!!

                              no joke

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