Tony, I could well have written that rant!
American spellcheckers make my emails almost unreadable because of the red lines under so many words.
Dont you think its sinister that I have told my computer to use English English, but it still spell checks in American English?
you only have 2 years on me, and I have a mechanical / engineering background, but have now lived in a fully metric country for 10 years. Imagine how screwed up my brain is.
I have worked hard to think in metric but I cant think of me being 1.8 metres tall.
I deal a LOT with axminster tools (my workshop is extremely lurid) and mostly am very pleased with them. Their online stuff however can send you away in despair. Always call someone there.
I've just ordered my latest package from them, it went like this;
Ask my pet store manager by email for part for my bandsaw.
Get reply with part number.
use their online catalogue to check correct part. Get 302 "matches", none of which are the actual part I want.
email the manager.
Oh, spare parts arent in the main catalogue (WTF?) but dont worry, heres your paypal invoice.
Pay the invoice.
Next day I get TWO identical invoice note emails, both of which tell me the part is out of stock.
2 hours later, I get a dispatch email telling me the part is on its way to me.
But, they do sell good stuff, and their service is excellent.
Last edited by sunnybob; 10-20-2018 at 12:04 AM.