I never said anything bad about your product nor have I ever heard anything bad about your products. I said it was over priced. And it is. 4" x ¼" Rectangle Tubing sells for around $10.00 per foot, these are 4" long so $3.50 each in channel rounding up, 1½" S/80 SA-106B/C Pipe goes for about $3.00 per foot (A little more if you are using DOM) and has a MAWP of 3399 PSI which is plenty strong to lift any Toyota I have ever seen. So that is about $1.50 per unit bringing your material to roughly $5.00 each. There is a total of 6" +/- of weld. 2 holes and a notch. A little grinder time and your done. The first one may take a little longer but after that it shouldn't. I can see by the offset that your's has a little more thought put into it.
Overpriced is your misinformed opinion as you do not know about that which you continue to speak about. My product requires precise materials and fabrication. It is not scrap thrown together. I have fabricated dozens of prototypes to get the slider adapter where it is today. I do not use the materials you list, I can assure you, as all the materials are very carefully selected for a precise fit, thicknesses and go together perfectly. I can also assure you that it is a bit more welding than 6” +/- to get it to look as it does and well more than 2 holes and a notch…certainly a bit more than you speculate as a “little grinder time”. I wish it were as simple as you think it to be. All my slider adapters are built off the same exact jig…the one in my head.
Your product is hands down a better looking product, and may be stronger than this one. However I am not trying to sell mine to the masses. I offered it to a few friends (at their request) and they said yeah. I said ok. The guy who would be helping out would be making a little extra cash and all benefits. You chose to use only the parts of my post that benefit your argument. I did say I welded this one and I did say we both would be welding the others. It would take less time and a good employee would make some extra cash. I have 15 that work for me and I am sure if I asked one would do it for less. This guy happens to have just had a baby and I was trying to help him out.
Yes, I will agree with you. Looks are for marketing and the powder coating makes it pretty but it is so much more than looks, it is a precise fit. Forgive me if my comments seemed selective as that was not my intention, but I invest way more time in my slider adapters than 10 in 3 hours. Producing them using repetitive motions to conserve my time invested while still maintaining quality I invest 1.5 to 2 hours per slider adapter. Build all of your design that you want, just don’t copy mine.
You don't know me and I don’t know you so to rush to judgment is foolish on both parts. I think there is someone (Ric) stirring the pot here. If you feel that I am encroaching on your business with my "cheap ass imitation" then say the word and I have made the last one. NO harm done.
I don’t know you and don’t have anything against you, nor do I hope to in the future. However, I did not judge anyone, I simply went off your own quotations, even if I did select certain phrases to focus upon. Nor did I rush into anything as I think my thoughts are pretty straightforward and concise.
On the tangent, Ric is irrelevant here as the qualms you have with him are your business and of no concern of mine whatsoever.
All my products that I fabricate are top notch products that are priced fairly for the amount of materials and labor involved, which includes my slider adapters, and when someone tries to make a cheap knock off for any reason it makes me a bit ornery.
I'd prefer to end it there and I'll stay out of your thread.