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Thread: MOD54: 2 kinds of plastic have been used. Should I care? Why?

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    MOD54: 2 kinds of plastic have been used. Should I care? Why?

    I am in the market for a MOD54. I understand that this comes in two versions with two kinds of plastic depending on the model - old or new.

    What is the difference between the original harder plastic and the new polyethylene?

    Should I care?

    Why?

    Thanks,
    Terry

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    Re: MOD54: 2 kinds of plastic have been used. Should I care? Why?

    I haven't seen the newer version but I am quite certain that dropping my original version might be fatal (to it, not to me). The plastic is quite hard and likely somewhat brittle.

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    Re: MOD54: 2 kinds of plastic have been used. Should I care? Why?

    I have and use both. I find the more current one easier to load. I've never had a problem with either.


    Tim
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    Re: MOD54: 2 kinds of plastic have been used. Should I care? Why?

    I bought one of the early ones . It had stress whitening from being stuck in the injection molding tool. You could see where the ejector pins pushed on the part. I sent it back to B&H . I have been very pleased with Jobo 2509n reels . NOTE I USE IR GOGGLES . I don't think I could load either without the goggles .
    I'm hooked on the Jobo processor and tanks. However I developed tons of sheets with hangers and hard rubber tanks .
    Best regards Mike .

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