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chaz

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machining prices, whats the normal
« on: 31 January, 2022, 18:50:57 »
my normal engineer, that I have used for the last 30 odd years is way behind after covid, the crank grinder is 18 months behind, and he is nearly two years behind. My normal charge from him is around 18 a diameter (so 57 for the three diameters on a crank) and line boring a bush probably the same, dont think Ive ever paid three figures  to include a twin rebore. thats including  vat.
these are probably trade prices to me, as he is so far behind, Im thinking of buying another bottom end to strip and get worked on elsewhere so I can start building up the A50.
Ive just got a quote from another local engineer , specialising in classic machining,  for the grinding and line boring they want 180 +vat.

so, what is everyone paying, just getting an idea?

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Re: machining prices, whats the normal
« Reply #1 on: 03 February, 2022, 22:43:04 »
I had a centre stand pivot made up. It was in metric, but approx 1/2" diameter X 6" long, with a 3/8" hole in either end. Mild steel. 20.

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Re: machining prices, whats the normal
« Reply #2 on: 08 February, 2022, 18:25:19 »
Going rate for labour in most machine shops is 40-50 per hour (ours was 40 at work but I believe it has just gone up this week) It's a different story if you can leave the machine and go do something else in the meantime, but if you need to be there at all times to operate it it's generally skilled work and you'll pay as such.

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Re: machining prices, whats the normal
« Reply #3 on: 08 February, 2022, 18:37:47 »
thanks for the replies, but, Ive worked in engineering for 46 years making rail brake systems and had a cnc mill and lathe in my old unit machining custom parts and re engineering clasic car and bike parts.
Im really after general prices for rebores and crank grinds etc.
If you go back to my original post, I normally get charged half of what Im now being quoted from a different place.
is this the norm or is it covid related?