H-M Supporter - Sustaining Member
H-M Platinum Supporter ($50)
- Jul 2, 2014
We asked the team who came around from Standridge Granite to do our plates what they thought about the Chinese surface plates sold in the US. They told us that the plates are often very accurate and quite usable, but that a small percentage of them are WAY off, some could have been vetted with a yard stick. Beyond that, the process that they use to make the plates is different than the process used for making surface plates here, and the Standridge team is not even able to make the Chinese plates correct in the field without excessive labor, so they will only test and certify Chinese plates, nothing else. Obviously, like many things imported from China and some other countries, quality control and quality assurance do not enter into the equation for inexpensive products shipped to the US. It costs a lot to send that stuff here, and they still want to make a profit while charging fire sale prices to the US distributor. Part of that something is quality control and quality assurance. I have seen it many times with their products.