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Poll Results: In light of EK's nickel failure, will you buy their blocks?

 
  • 39% (230)
    Yes, continue or consider using their blocks (copper or nickel)
  • 60% (354)
    No, I will look into other manufacturers.
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post #1111 of 1650
After reading the linked RRT article, I followed through and read up on the rest of the tests that they had performed. Some interesting info there. Passing on the links for you guys to read/discuss if you're at all interested.

http://www.realredraider.com/vbullet...ad.php?t=48167

http://www.realredraider.com/vbullet...ad.php?t=48073
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Originally Posted by B NEGATIVE View Post
Incorrect. its worn tooling and too fast lateral speeds that cause that kind of poor finish. My Old man (62 now bless him) has been a machinist for about 40 years,he has seen it all......
My uncle is a a 70 year old Machinist. I've worked in his shop with him. You don't have my block directly in front of you so you can't see the wobble marks. This is why I'm pretty sure there is an imbalance in the shaft and you are correct that that it's milled too fast. I never said that it wasn't. Sorry I guess I should have said that too.

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My uncle is a a 70 year old Machinist. I've worked in his shop with him. You don't have my block directly in front of you so you can't see the wobble marks. This is why I'm pretty sure there is an imbalance in the shaft and you are correct that that it's milled too fast. I never said that it wasn't. Sorry I guess I should have said that too.

~Ceadder
you are both right it is shoddy workmanship and bad quality control
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Stuff
Just remember this started when you wrote 6 paragraphs in response to half a sentence of forum banter.

I clearly stated from the start my issue is Eddy's integrity and attitude. I'm sorry if you were unable to see that.

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With the introduction of the new plating method really the only issue remaining is one the one of their integrity which is obviously severely lacking. Continuing to offer potentially faulty products at a cheaper price, slightly widening their target market, just goes to show that at the end of the day EK answer to the dollars in your pocket, not your need for working quality products.
You seem to believe anything negative is badmouthing. Please, do not try and tell me I'm not allowed to voice displeasure with the way EK or anyone does business. This is the the internet, I think you should get over the fact that this happens and will continue to happen, people are disapointed and rightfully so. There is nothing you can do to stop it, especially with such weak points.

It doesn't matter how many illogical arguments you throw out, a spade is a spade.
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you are both right it is shoddy workmanship and bad quality control
I never said anything about the workmanship. It's clean of debris the channels are clear and the vanes have no breaks or folds in them. I really wish I had a Digital SLR right now because I didn't do the block any justice with bad lighting conditions and a webcam. Even as good as my webbie is, it just cannot get in there tight enough like a serious lens can.

The milling marks really aren't all that. It's not perfect, but the only way to truly get "perfect" is to cast the blocks and plate them. Which many manufacturers do. If you want polished interior surfaces then EK is not for you. I'm not sure any manufacturer who uses milling to carve out cooling blocks is for you. "You" of course, is meant in general. I've got OCD and this isn't even a blip on my meltdownometer.

Maybe I'm the normal one and everyone else is OCD?

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I'm waiting to see what the prices are on the EK EN kits when specialtec (uk) get them in as atm the prices are lower then the xspc kits
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I never said anything about the workmanship. It's clean of debris the channels are clear and the vanes have no breaks or folds in them. I really wish I had a Digital SLR right now because I didn't do the block any justice with bad lighting conditions and a webcam. Even as good as my webbie is, it just cannot get in there tight enough like a serious lens can.

The milling marks really aren't all that. It's not perfect, but the only way to truly get "perfect" is to cast the blocks and plate them. Which many manufacturers do. If you want polished interior surfaces then EK is not for you. I'm not sure any manufacturer who uses milling to carve out cooling blocks is for you. "You" of course, is meant in general. I've got OCD and this isn't even a blip on my meltdownometer.

Maybe I'm the normal one and everyone else is OCD?

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It's not hard to get stuff milled in STEEL to be almost perfect, let alone copper.
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It's not hard to get stuff milled in STEEL to be almost perfect, let alone copper.
They aren't milling imperfections, they're EK Micro Fins and they increase the blocks cooling potential.
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They aren't milling imperfections, they're EK Micro Fins and they increase the blocks cooling potential.
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I own a mill a lathe and a fair amount of copper, brass, SS and aluminum....







And I can promise you that you do not get this type of milling with CNC , hell I can do better with DRO!



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