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, "Colin Reed" <reedxuk@...> wrote:
> On 1/31/07, slopesoar50 <grahamweekes@...> wrote:
> > Don't forget to allow for import duty on the product value (not sure
> > how much but it is 2.7% on a milling machine)plus 17.5% VAT on the
> > total sum of product cost plus shipping cost plus import duty. It
> > might still be worth it.
> > Regards
> > Graham
> Graham I was in contact with DGR Designs yesterday. They quoted a
> total cost of £176.50 + £10 carriage (£186.50 with no vat applicable).
> I got the impression that that was shipping from Yorkshire to Co.
> Durham so they would be responsible for any import costs and have
> built them into their price. Thanks for pointing the above out - I
> would check that this was not the case before placing any order. I'll
> probably wait anyway now to see what spec and cost Lester comes up
> skype: colin.reed
my comment applied only to purchasing from suppliers outside the EEC
and of course I had in mind the USA. I rang HM Customs to check the
import duty on a desk top mill (Taig) and was given the 2.7% figure. I
calculated that I would have made a considerable saving on importing a
complete 4 axis (including Sherline rotary table) CNC converted
machine at the current exchange rate. I was discouraged by the lack of
response to my enquiries to the vendor and the reality that returning
it if faulty would have been a major pita.
Would it be worthwhile buying a variable speed router, fitting a
pulley and mounting that in place of the supplied motor? I have an
older Bosch router that has a standard 54mm mounting collar. I am not
intending to use that for my Peatol as I was lucky enough to find a
used Control Techniques Commander SE, 550w single phase (input and
output) electronic speed controller which should drive the motor that
Peatol fit. There must be many similar electronic speed controllers
floating around the used market the problem is finding them.