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Old 08-06-2012, 06:53 PM
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Proform Valve Spring Micrometer

I was happy to find it in my mailbox this evening, but upon opening it, I found that the threads are fubar'ed. There is no way this thing is accurate to 0.001 with these threads. At times you have to force it to turn.

I had heard such good things about them too.

I am regretting saving a couple bucks over the Comp Cams one...

After I ship this thing back, I'll probably have spent more.

Anyone else get a shoddy tool from Proform?

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Rare but it happens I ordered a proform deck hight indicator that was totally screwed right out of the box, I ended up sending it back and good thing was it was from summit so they took it back and hooked me up with one from csi whom at the time I never heard of but it is a damn good one real high quality piece
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BOY! I wish I could charge people to send back our mistakes. I'd get on the horn, call them up, be nice and take some pictures. Explain to them that you're in a bind, theres a deadline and you'd like to know if there is a local rep that will exchange it because you can't justify the downtime and expense of return shipping. Make sure you have your paperwork: shipper number, model number date and any codes on the package.

Usually they'll work with you to get a replacement ASAP.
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Generally Proform stuff is pure garbage IMHO.

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Generally Proform stuff is pure garbage IMHO.

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I may be coming around to that point of view soon if they don't make good. It is inconceivable to me that a precision tool like this would be shipped out with a defect this bad. It would have taken a human 10 seconds to test and see the problem.
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I may be coming around to that point of view soon if they don't make good. It is inconceivable to me that a precision tool like this would be shipped out with a defect this bad. It would have taken a human 10 seconds to test and see the problem.
More than likely it was returned by another customer then shipped to you as new.

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I used one on my current build and it worked fine. I backed up the measurements with other devices and it was right on. Like previously posted, you probably just got a bad one or previously returned item. It has happened to be before also with other items......the problem with mail order.

I have a proform on-the-head spring checker that I use also. I took the same batch of springs to a machine shop to double check them and found that the proform checker was accurate also. Just my .02. Regards.
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