Yesterday we prepared a batch of blanks for a large and difficult order. On the diamond jigger had to saw a lot of small details, some of the double glasses. According to the law of meanness, the last element rang belfry Bzzdy! The drive belt has broken, which rotates a diamond string.
Fortunately there is a spare belt. Put a new no problem. But to replenish the stock need to order a new one. Well, I went to order.
And the price has grown very well. From 2800 I shot up to 3600, and in some places, especially greedy sellers are asking for 4100.
Ordinary kevlar belt with cloths!
Here I took up the old Jew. He whispered in his ear:
Look analogues. Obviously, the Americans themselves do not produce belts, and somewhere they ordered them for their saws.
The case says!
I looked at the labeling of the new belt, on the packaging of which the proud inscription «MADE IN USA» was condemned and went to look at the internet. It turned out that the belt makes not only in the United States, he has many analogues for almost all countries.
Such belt is applied not only in diamond saws, but in a whole heap of various tools and other equipment: saws, jigsaws, various drives, grinding machines, polishing units, drilling machines, mini instrument, etc.
In total, it comes to 430 tools. That is, it is not some kind of unique, but a multi-purpose, universal belt.
And make such belts in the following countries: Germany, USA, China, Poland, England, France, Japan, Taiwan Thailand, etc. A total of 12 countries around the world.
Only the problem is that Russia is not included in this list.
Poland is …
Czech Republic ….
Russia is not!
Abroad, this strap costs from 400 to 600 rubles. As soon as he gets to us its value automatically increases.
Not percent, but at times!
Despite the industrial raising of recent times, the construction of factories, factories, there is still no belt production in Russia and not even foresee. Do not make reinforced gear belts as a fact.
Why build a plant, why raise your production, when it is much easier to bring such a belt from China and sell it for 2600, wuting 500% of profits. If I really want quality, you can bring from Germany and sell for 4100, screwing a little less.
But it is even better to bring a belt from China for 320 rubles, to push the cardboard on it with a stapler with the name of the American firm, and sell for the same 4100.
By the way, not the best situation with the production of glass cutters. In Russia, they are not produced (on two factories only collect from Chinese components). The cheapest naturally brings from China and India. The highest quality and expensive — from Germany and Japan.
On TV, we constantly say that the import substitution program is successfully operating in Russia. Quite possible. But I can believe it only when I see on the sale of belts with a simple inscription «Made in Russia». And it will be the best proof.