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    Anyone else here notice a certain change in quality when brunswick bought 'em out? I've been pulling hair out with our distributors, begging for "Quality" fingers... and getting garbage instead, finally to learn that these are the ones Bruns is now sending out the door since they own Quality now. I've got some fingers here that are probably 20 years old and still running. Half of these "quality" ones have been breaking the first time a pin gets wedged in 'em. And exposed by the break are pretty large caverns inside the pot metal (~very~ porous, our last batch has holes on the ~outside~ of the finger, and you can probe into 'em about 1/4" or so. Very low quality, I'm rather disgusted.

    Soooo.... What ~now~ is the best finger out there? (Are there any left?) Bruns is giving me bad fingers, so unless I have no other choices, I'm gonna give them the big bad finger too [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/laugh.gif[/img]
    Oldsmagnet -- Sidney MT

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    Re: Spotting Finger Brands

    Not sure if they carry 'em but you may check in to Murrey. Just a thaught.

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      Quote:]Originally posted by Oldsmagnet:
      Anyone else here notice a certain change in quality when brunswick bought 'em out? I've been pulling hair out with our distributors, begging for "Quality" fingers... and getting garbage instead, finally to learn that these are the ones Bruns is now sending out the door since they own Quality now. I've got some fingers here that are probably 20 years old and still running. Half of these "quality" ones have been breaking the first time a pin gets wedged in 'em. And exposed by the break are pretty large caverns inside the pot metal (~very~ porous, our last batch has holes on the ~outside~ of the finger, and you can probe into 'em about 1/4" or so. Very low quality, I'm rather disgusted.

      Soooo.... What ~now~ is the best finger out there? (Are there any left?) Bruns is giving me bad fingers, so unless I have no other choices, I'm gonna give them the big bad finger too [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/laugh.gif[/img]
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      Hey Roscoe, this one made me RLM*AO!!! [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/wink.gif[/img]

      Ed
      Please buy MADE IN USA!

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        Re: Spotting Finger Brands

        olds,
        whatever you do STAY AWAY from the plastics spotting fingers from brunswick. the problem that we had with them was in certain positions the mounting part of the finger would bind against the stationary deck due to this part of the finger being thicker. they made it thicker so that it would be possible to put a regular hex-head bolt in there instead of the flat-head socket cap screw. when we called brunswick about it they said that they had never heard of anyone else having this problem. which i know was a lie since another center here in town had the same problem with them. i still think mike needs to put another finger gesture in the list to choose from . as for what finger to use. murrey makes good parts and you might want to give vantage a try.

        alex
        Conditioner: Pantene Pro-V Brunette Expressions with Color Enhancer
        Cleaner: Fabuloso Spring Fresh with Bleach Alternative
        Cloth: ShamWow!
        Machine: Johnny 5
        Surface: Melamine-impregnated, phenolic-treated, high pressure pressed craft paper

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          Shame, thanks for the tip. I saw the bruns ones, and they really looked like a good idea. I wrote 'em down but haven't orderred 'em yet. (I've grown to ~hate~ the allen bolts..... I've got scars, and stripped wrenches, and bruises, and.... (I'm rebuilding a deck right now...) I looked at the murray ones (I just got their 1999 catalog ?!?) I think I'll probaby give them a shot. I've heard nothing but good about the company, so I'm giving 'em some serious consideration... (Even though an ad in the catalog had a boast about stepping into the 90s.... <grin> (I'm pretty sure that was their catalog...!)
          Oldsmagnet -- Sidney MT

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          • #6
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            Head way use to sell and maybe still does sell a urathane spotting finger and I would stay away from them because as they get older they bend and cause inconsistant pin spotting.

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            • #7
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              olds,
              glad i could help. if you're tired of the flat head cap screw...try putting in a regular hex head cap screw. it will center itself in the taper of the hole in the spotting finger. the corners on the head of the bolt will actually "grab" the taper and hold the bolt while you tighten it. have done this a lot and have yet to run into a problem.

              alex
              Conditioner: Pantene Pro-V Brunette Expressions with Color Enhancer
              Cleaner: Fabuloso Spring Fresh with Bleach Alternative
              Cloth: ShamWow!
              Machine: Johnny 5
              Surface: Melamine-impregnated, phenolic-treated, high pressure pressed craft paper

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