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Billets

Started by Matt Rehkopf yesterday. 0 Replies

The range of billets is 80-101 ounces for the most part, you'll find more light ones in ash and birch then maple.  We do guarantee 100 ounces  or less for an additional $1 per billet.  I do have…Continue

Newby and Lathe

Started by Matt Rehkopf. Last reply by Matt Rehkopf on Wednesday. 4 Replies

Hey Guys Im looking to buy a Lathe. I found a CENTAURO ( TC-1200 ) for 10,000. A CENTAURO T-4 for 13,000.Or should i just get a Jet lathe for 1,500 and buy a Vega Duplicator for 700. Im not looking…Continue

Lathe speed

Started by David George. Last reply by Thomas Bednark Apr 8. 9 Replies

I would appreciate any help on this - I have a two gouge lathe and I'm trying to figure out the turning speed for a success one pass cut - do I need to go faster or slower?  900RPM, 1500RPM or…Continue

CNC or Copy Available

Started by Chris Flores. Last reply by Pat Conboy Mar 31. 4 Replies

Anyone looking to sell a CNC or Copy Lathe?Continue

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Comment by Matt Rehkopf on Monday

Hello All

Comment by Michael Paes on April 12, 2014 at 2:19pm

I think 271.  Fairly straight taper, as opposed to bottle neck.  My customers always did well with them.

Comment by Martin on April 12, 2014 at 1:55pm

I have seen again a barrel flied out to the shortstop, big barrel bat probably.   Smaller barrel model allow to use more dense billet my question is, what would be the 3 more durable bat models (in theory) made of maple?

Comment by Matt Myers on March 31, 2014 at 12:22pm

  Forgot...why would they want free bats if they haven't used our bats over a period of time. Our HICKORY bats are selling quickly for full retail so we can see no reason to give them away. The product should sell itself.

Comment by Matt Myers on March 31, 2014 at 12:19pm

  Our free policy is that NOBODY gets free bats if they have not been a previous customer and only then if we can derive some sort of benefit from them using the free bats. Have had more requests this year than ever before. Also, we may have a T-4 Centuro that we will be selling.

Comment by Michael Paes on March 28, 2014 at 10:42am

Obviously the big boys have it so us little guys can't get our feet in the door.  Such is life. It's more than just the money - even if you get in, you don't have equal access.

Comment by Juan Baret on March 28, 2014 at 10:16am

Jason, thanks for the advice on the free bats. I have noticed as well that by selling to one guy on a team I generate more sales. I would like for my bats to speak for themselves when it comes to quality.

Comment by Jason Ryals on March 28, 2014 at 9:57am
Lol. I was being sarcastic. So that's 39 companies that has decided to pay MLB about $65,000 a year plus it's players. How do they afford that loss?
Comment by Chris Flores on March 28, 2014 at 9:45am
Jason, surprisingly there are 39 approved bat suppliers this year. 6 first timers.
Comment by Jason Ryals on March 28, 2014 at 9:08am

For all the bats I have given away. I have seen nothing from it. No Referral. No orders that they promised. No nothing. Except can I have another bat?

For every bat I have sold. I have 2 or 3 referrals and they usually order more.

I now have a policy that you only get a free bat if I want to give you free bat. Its just money down the drain the other way.

Hope this helps.

For the question about paying players. That is probably why there are only about 6 companies still in MLB.

 

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