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    Default Made In USA Cast Iron Plates -- Pre Order Now, Shipping Late August

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    Rip was kind enough to help me come up with ideal dimensions for Made in USA weight plates. We're working with a foundry in Wisconsin. Details are linked below. I will be in Wisconsin with samples in hand on 5 August. Will be shipping from CA by 30 August.

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    Options are opening up. Stay tuned...

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    Indiana here. Can we pick-up in Wisconsin?

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    Quote Originally Posted by VNV View Post
    Indiana here. Can we pick-up in Wisconsin?
    As of right now the whole order will be trucked to CA and shipped from there. While it will drive up your shipping cost, overall you’ll get the plate cheaper - 3PL during a pandemic is not economical. Very large orders (Gyms) will be shipped from WI direct to consumer. Feel free to call: 919-673-4228

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    For those interested these are called patterns. The patterns are put on the end of rams and then pushed together to compact sand -- making the the mold. Iron is then poured in and then the sand removed making the casting. The casting is then sent to machining where the OD and ID are machined to ensure proper dimensions as well as weight accuracy. These plates will have a tighter ID than anything currently on the market. At the suggestion of Rip the ID will be 1.99 (+/- 0.2). Most plates on the market have an ID of 2.02 - 2.10, avg bar sleeve is 1.95. These plates will have far less "slop" and a much tighter fit then what you're used to. The machining of the plates drives the price up but makes for a much better product.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grant Broggi View Post
    As of right now the whole order will be trucked to CA and shipped from there. While it will drive up your shipping cost, overall you’ll get the plate cheaper - 3PL during a pandemic is not economical. Very large orders (Gyms) will be shipped from WI direct to consumer. Feel free to call: 919-673-4228
    Ordered a pair of 45s. Thanks for the help Grant.

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    No problem. Thanks for order.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grant Broggi View Post
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    For those interested these are called patterns. The patterns are put on the end of rams and then pushed together to compact sand -- making the the mold. Iron is then poured in and then the sand removed making the casting. The casting is then sent to machining where the OD and ID are machined to ensure proper dimensions as well as weight accuracy. These plates will have a tighter ID than anything currently on the market. At the suggestion of Rip the ID will be 1.99 (+/- 0.2). Most plates on the market have an ID of 2.02 - 2.10, avg bar sleeve is 1.95. These plates will have far less "slop" and a much tighter fit then what you're used to. The machining of the plates drives the price up but makes for a much better product.

    ID tolerance on the machined ID+/-.02?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grant Broggi View Post
    As of right now the whole order will be trucked to CA and shipped from there. While it will drive up your shipping cost, overall you’ll get the plate cheaper - 3PL during a pandemic is not economical. Very large orders (Gyms) will be shipped from WI direct to consumer. Feel free to call: 919-673-4228
    Shipping cost is pretty significant (despite the fact that it looks like you're getting a pretty decent rate from UPS).

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    Coach Broggi, how's the availability for your power racks? Can we combine a plate, bar and rack order?

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