[vcf-midatlantic] May Repair workshop - sockets

Dave McGuire mcguire at neurotica.com
Tue May 18 21:45:36 UTC 2021

On 5/18/21 5:38 PM, Martin Flynn via vcf-midatlantic wrote:
> Asking as the intent is for them to get used fixing / building stuff &
> not sit in the bin.
> Have a list out to the vendors for a quote in both machine-pin and
> double-wipe.

  Wipe sockets (double or single) have achieved "straight into the
trash" status around here.  Life is just too short for that cheap crap.
 I only use machined-pin sockets.

  No, I'm not rich (I have real trouble keeping the lights on around
here most of the time!) but my time is valuable, and cheap sockets are a
false economy.

  I realize this recommendation will be looked upon dimly by this broken
society that thinks Wal*Mart and McDonalds are great, but I have to be

  These days, I buy sockets from https://juriedengineering.com/ in bulk.
 Chris is great to deal with.

> Any suggestions on S-100 card edge connectors?   Would like to keep a
> few as local stock as well


  And holy crap, the price on those has gone up by more than 50% since
January!  Make The Supply Chain Great Again, err somethin'.  I can feel
my lunch about to make a reappearance.


Dave McGuire, AK4HZ
New Kensington, PA

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