Why plastic is trash for cameras

Discussion in 'Digital SLR' started by Rich, Aug 24, 2005.

  1. Rich

    Rich Guest

    1. Tools made of plastic do not work well. In fact, their lack of
    precision due to using plastic internally as well as externally makes
    them a nightmare to use. Compare a cheap nearly all plastic Skill
    jigsaw to a Makita with a cast metal front housing (where the strength
    is needed) and all metal internals. Try cutting with both.

    2. I almost bought a Fuji S2 but when I picked up the body and
    applied a little pressure, the plastic actually creaked because it
    partially deformed.

    3. Power tool durability is a question. I have no evidence that they
    are better today than years ago. I had an all metal Black and Decker
    drill that lasted with normal use since the mid 1960s. Finally, the
    motor burned out when I used it with sanding disks to strip auto
    paint. It had also been dropped an uncountable number of times, no
    cracked housing.
    Rich, Sep 4, 2005
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    Rich Guest

    It will be interesting to see them keep trying to pretend inflation is
    still under control when nearly everything rises in price because of
    energy and plastic resin price increases.
    Rich, Sep 4, 2005
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    Charlie Self Guest

    There are numerous other tools out there where the cases are all
    plastic, and even the gears are partially plastic. They work fine.
    Brands include DeWalt and Milwaukee, but there are others. Some tools
    use a small amount of cast aluminum, but it is not necessary. I'm not
    up for taking your word as a tool expert. I've been testing tools for
    magazines for almost 20 years now, and have been using woodworking and
    carpentry tools extensively for about 50 years.
    What is normal use in your instance?

    I've still got an old aluminum Craftsman 1/2" drill somewhere. It is
    single speed, non-reversible and has not been badly handled, but I
    never use it for two reasons. I consider the case design dangerous,
    because of a lack of grounding, and it is too damned heavy of extensive
    overhead use.

    Stripping auto paint is not a particularly rough job for any kind of
    drill, though there are tools that do a faster and better job. That
    shouldn't be the killer.

    Did you check to see that the motor was actually burned out? It may
    well have only needed new brushes.
    Charlie Self, Sep 4, 2005
  4. Rich

    eawckyegcy Guest

    Because your question is posed in bad faith.

    Recall, once again, you started this idiot thread with:

    Just another example. This fellow dropped a lens.
    It broke at the plastic point, even though the lens was
    a plastic-metal combo. Polycarbonate versus aluminum, stainless
    or magnesium? No contest.

    You then spend many postings attemping to show the innate superiority
    of "metal" over "plastic". Having failed completely, you then state it
    is actually all "subjective" -- as if all your prior, and false,
    quantifications were never made.


    Why should anyone answer your idiot questions? The real question is
    why you bother to act like a complete retard: is thinking properly
    truly difficult for you? Is honesty completely out of the question?
    Don't bother, we already know the answers to these questions, Mr.
    Anderson; they follow from the fact that you are a proven dingbat
    shithead FUDster troll.
    eawckyegcy, Sep 6, 2005
  5. Rich

    Rich Guest

    Of course you do, because you're stock-in-trade is drawing conclusions
    without real information. Like that silly test.
    Rich, Sep 7, 2005
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