Steve, I thought you had some shop skills. And do you think that I go around believing everything manufacturers say, and don't test myself??? I make quite a bit of my living talking to engineers and
telling them how to do things better! I love working with German companies because they listen and
want to do things right. I hate working with large US mfgs because the engineers can improve an
idea, but the CEO doesn't give a damn and will just outsource it to China anyway. Japan is another
story, which involves a lot of "lost in translation" attempting to cut thru all the intense hierarchy until you reach the right people or right division (often worth it). But I never take a manufacturers
word at face value. That's why so many folks do business with me.