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Old 01-20-2021, 02:30 PM
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ASW diamond contact info

All the contact info on this company's website appears to be a dead-end; phone won't connect and email is undeliverable. Does anyone know if it still exists or not?
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Old 01-20-2021, 06:49 PM
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North Jersey Diamond was a go to company we always worked with that makes the blades. I'm sorry to say I don't know where these guys all go, swallowed up by others, or to simply fail. Last phone for ASW was 661-724-8881. For diamond pads, David Patchen was ordering very nice pads in China which I've used.
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Old 01-23-2021, 01:13 PM
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ASW has always been a small, "one-man" operation. I'm forgetting the owners name at the moment. I used the equipment a lot when I was living in southern California. I would recommend it to anyone looking at the diamond stuff. Stands-up to all the others out there, and is more affordable.

That being said I would recommend to anyone not living in the area to try other options first. Like I said, small operation. It can be done, but not with the expediency people expect nowadays; especially if you're not in the contiguous 48. He's been in business for quite a while too, so not as "hungry" as the others.

I'm hoping he's just distracted by other things. He's an older gentleman, and of the folks who's numbers we're seeing dwindle.
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Old 01-23-2021, 01:39 PM
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How do you ”make” say diamond pads or lapping wheels as a one man operation?
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Old 01-24-2021, 08:35 AM
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first thing: Buy a Hydroelectric generating station on a convenient river..
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Old 01-24-2021, 01:36 PM
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Ha-ha! Ill be generous, and let him outsource the diamonds themselves. Then what? When he's done with the morning chores tending his hobby chickens, he puts on a white lab coat, with a micrometer and a slide rule calculator in his breast pocket and he goes into his clean room standard garage, to do a little resin curing and electro plating? Then out to the woodshed for post clean room manufacturing of the actual tools
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Old 01-24-2021, 04:30 PM
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There are chinese diamond pads that are seriously good at this point. David Patchen was bringing them in. I got a few and really like them for rough stock removal. Anything beyond 120 grit and I want SiC or aluminum graded stuff.
Evelines Cerium is the best I've ever seen and I was buying some very uptown photomask division stuff.

The basic machine is straight forward. It has to be overbuilt to really perform.
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Old 01-29-2021, 12:57 AM
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Sorry I tried to offer some assistance.

I'll stop bothering now.
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i hear there's a diamond disc manufacturing plant down here in Arden, nc. thats all i can say. v
i use to buy drills and such from superabrasive labs and technologies (SALT) in hartford, ct.
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