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    Post by stoneagebowyer Wed Dec 14, 2011 12:29 pm

    Just a heads up about a vendor I am really impressed with. There have been some conversations here about the lousy customer service Alchem gives us, slow communication, etc. I just recieved a tickler and sturrup from this vendor, and am so pleased with the quality and speedy delivery. My next prods I plan to order from him, and will let you know how that goes. The tickler is identical to the onces Alchem sells, and I am under the impression that Gary is the supplier to Alchem.

    Not having to order from Alchem again will be nice.

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    Post by bpnelson Thu Dec 15, 2011 10:15 am

    That guy is great. He makes Alchem's prods (and some other stuff I believe). If I were ordering a prod, I'd get it from Alchem anyway. Jim Koch makes sure they're up to standard and he coats them with rust-prevent. But for anything else it's much better to go through Slowbows.
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    Post by stoneagebowyer Thu Dec 15, 2011 12:20 pm

    bpnelson, what else does Alchem do? I am assuming when he says he is heat treating prods, this is the rust prevention Koch has mentioned before. Up until recently, I was under the impression that Alchem manufatured the products they sell.

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    Post by stoneagebowyer Thu Dec 15, 2011 12:21 pm

    Garbled that a bit. What I meant to say is that Alchem had explained delays due to some kind of heat treating. If he answers emails at all Smile
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    Post by bpnelson Thu Dec 15, 2011 5:29 pm

    Yeah. I'm almost positive that slowbows supplies his prods, and he heat-treats aka coats them with preventative solutions. As far as I know he only actually makes the bow irons. But I may be wrong. Geezer would probably know.
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    Post by Sugarbuzz Wed Dec 28, 2011 5:29 pm

    I just recently purchased a prod and trigger from Slobow, I will say that he is very prompt and friendly, I'm just waiting on the delivery now. If the quality matches his professionalism I am sure I will buy from him again. Alchem never replied to my email, so I'm certainly not risking my money there, along with the other posts I have seen about trouble with that supplier.
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    Post by Zardoz Sun Jan 08, 2012 7:53 am

    If the prods are the same ones as Alchem, I think you should only buy one so you can see how the quality is. I was very angry when I got my 2 Alchem prods after months of waiting (heat treating,whatever). Terrible workmanship. No tillering. the prods were just bent more on the weaker side to compensate. Maybe they should put out a better product and just charge a little more. The prods ended up in the trash and I cancelled the 2 that I was still waiting for. Maybe you will have more luck.
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    Post by jds6 Sat Jan 21, 2012 11:59 pm

    I dont think he really makes anything. He told me in one of the very few responses I have received that he had to pick up the prod and was waiting for the bow irons to come in! I have been waiting for this order since early November. Very frustrated.
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    Post by Gnome Sun Jan 22, 2012 7:57 am

    Jds6,

    A lot of us have been where you're at. I hope you can keep your patience.
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    Post by jds6 Fri Jan 27, 2012 10:14 pm

    Finally got a response form Alchem. Going to ship my parts tomorrow, all but the string. He said it was not ready. Looking forward to moving on with this one. Have not thrown in the towel, Drawing and planing my next one.

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