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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 11-27-2008, 10:08 PM Thread Starter
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Hey there folks, I just ordered new jets for my ear shave and went to order the shims and well for 5 shims they wanted $7.95 so I figured "fine, what a rip off but fine". So I go to check out and they calculate shipping for me and the total comes to $21.41 I am not ****ting you....they wanted $13.46 for shipping something that they can throw into an envelope and place a .42cent stamp on and it would get here JUST FREAKING FINE due to those little buggers weigh nothing. Yes this truly pisses me off, so I came here to vent and to see if anyone has 4 extra shims that they might have laying around in their garage that they wouldn't mind throwing into an envelope and shipping to me for say $5.00

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Hey there folks, I just ordered new jets for my ear shave and went to order the shims and well for 5 shims they wanted $7.95 so I figured "fine, what a rip off but fine". So I go to check out and they calculate shipping for me and the total comes to $21.41 I am not ****ting you....they wanted $13.46 for shipping something that they can throw into an envelope and place a .42cent stamp on and it would get here JUST FREAKING FINE due to those little buggers weigh nothing. Yes this truly pisses me off, so I came here to vent and to see if anyone has 4 extra shims that they might have laying around in their garage that they wouldn't mind throwing into an envelope and shipping to me for say $5.00

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Can any plain old washer (of the correct thickness) be used? I have everything coming in soon, except shims
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Can any plain old washer (of the correct thickness) be used? I have everything coming in soon, except shims
You can use brass, ss steel, or aluminum washers available a most hardware stores like ACE or TRU VALUE. They both carry small specialty washers, here are the specs: 2 shims = .043" or 1.1mm O.D.: .225" or 5.75mm I.D.: .115" or 2.92mm // I.D. and O.D can be a fraction larger but the I.D can NOT be smaller. Good Luck


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Alright, so when I see shims advertised as, say, 0.126", that refers to their thickness?
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Alright, so when I see shims advertised as, say, 0.126", that refers to their thickness?
Correct! The norm. for shim thickness is .020"


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Alright, so when I see shims advertised as, say, 0.126", that refers to their thickness?
That would be 1/4"!! Which would be a mighty thick shim.
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That would be 1/4"!! Which would be a mighty thick shim.
Thanks for the specs on the shims, Lance
Hyper, you need to check your mental math I think. 0.126" is just 0.001" over 1/8". See what happens when you get a long weekend, then they have to train you all over again!!! LOL

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