I see very few & about half of my clients opt for a new machine after quoting the book price. Those that I have replaced I use PB blaster which is an excellent solvent It has not been that time consuming getting the tub off (for me anyway).
In purchasing a new tool I have criterion that must be passed.
- Am I going to make money or break even on the job I initially going to use it on.
- Do I see in the future a lot of jobs needing that tool whereas I can make a profit. Example is the tool for the Maytag Neptune bearing replacement tool. When is the last time you replaced one of those bearings.
- Is it going to pass my wife's scrutiny for need of this tool. She is co owner
Sorry Jay I can not justify the expense of a tool used for only one brand of machine that I see as not in production any more. I am saving that $200 for purchasing an 'ALL Dolly' which I would use more often in my business. Best of luck in sales to others that see more Cabrio direct drives. It looks like a high quality tool, but not for me at this point in time.
Well I made 2 back to back Cabrio service calls last week. One is a Sd code where I had hell removing the agitator. I decided to call Jay & have him send me one of his Jay tools. The 2nd Cabrio has a roaring bearing (listened over the phone) where I gave a quote & am waiting for their reply in the next day or two. The last Cabrio I did a bearing Job was 4 months ago & I spent a good 30 minutes wresting the tub. I chose the easier route this time, maybe I will get lucky & start seeing more of these units.
By the way Jay was very courteous & pleasant the 2 times I have talked to him first conversation was months ago, i tried to persuade him to join our Appliantology Voxer group. This second time I called Friday afternoon to purchase the tool & he had it shipped Saturday morning. That in itself is a good value to me. I will update when jobs are completed.