On the Triplematic, at $4 per chain, it would take 1874 chains to pay for itself, not counting replacement grinding discs ($30 apiece). Wonder how long the grinding discs last.
At the same time, what is the opportunity cost of having a tech sharpening chains manually, when they could be getting billable hours? Our shop bills $85 per hour. If a tech spends 15 minutes on a chain, that chain sharpening just cost us $21 and change. Instead, a parts person can set it up in a couple of minutes, even while on the phone, with a cordless headset. The multitasking possibilities are endless.
Price; Quality; Service; Choose any two.
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