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Old 20th September 2010, 02:04 PM   #1
ppcblaster is offline ppcblaster  United States
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I am looking and shopping for a case for my Passdiy B1.

I emailed John Ango at Par-Metal about a case:

20-12083A $46.00 12W x 8D x 3H.


I ask about getting 6 RCA and an IEC holes punched.

He wants $50.00 to punch holes! How can holes cost as much as the case?

Where can I get a better deal?
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Old 22nd September 2010, 01:22 AM   #2
dave_gerecke is offline dave_gerecke  United States
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Hello ppcblaster, from my experience working with sheetmetal fab shops, etc., that's not a bad deal to do that work. The reason they can price the basic enclosure so reasonably is because they can make a lot of them, so there is only one tooling and setup cost for many of the same thing. When someone wants to have custom work done, the tooling and setup cost for a single item is where the cost is. This is why buying one of something custom is more expensive then the per unit cost of buying many of the same thing, even if it's custom built.

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Old 24th September 2010, 11:03 PM   #3
raypalmer is offline raypalmer  Canada
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ppcblaster....

I'm in a more wood-oriented field so I freely admit Dave is probably right about that being a fair price.

Unless you have this thing called a power drill....
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Old 24th September 2010, 11:14 PM   #4
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Yep, going to get out the drill.
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