Re: [Elecraft_K3] Factory Assembled
Mark I agree with you that because someone has done a task before it doesn't mean they will do a superior job of doing it again. Everyone has heard of the lemon cars Detroit has put out. Everyone has bad days. Now I think Elecraft has an enlightened management that is going to motivate its workers to do a superior job than to Detroit but it doesn't guarantee that will always happen. The guarantee is if, in those rare occasions, they do make a mistake they will make it right and without making the customer jump through hoops. Attaboy Elecraft.
On the other side I may be conceited in thinking I do a superior job at assembling my kit than to Elecraft. Why? First I am meticulous in what I do. I double check everything and I am never bored because I have done the task a thousand times before. Second if Elecraft has a weak spot it is in their hardware. They use parts that corrode and they use split lock washers as spacers. I don't. Where I see lesser hardware I throw it away and use my own stainless. That includes using nuts with built-in star lock washers instead of a split-lock and separate nuts. My attitude is it's much simpler to build it right the first time than fix it later.