Now that dozens of you are happy Morizumi users, let me show you one of my favorite setups for spoke cutting. This is also a good time to get a close look at this beautiful device. If you have a nice setup to share, please let us know.
Before starting our visual tour, let me declare that I’ve never met a wheel builder who doesn’t see the advantages of cutting spokes to size to minimize inventory cost and maximize opportunity to supply spokes for repair and building. Most small shops calculate inventory savings in excess of $3,000 and big gains in flexibility. Some can justify the expense today while others need to budget into the future, but no one seems to disagree.
The parts situation is a breeze. For one, the tool barely wears and everything is overbuilt. For two, I keep a good stock in Seattle. For three, First Class Mail to or from Japan is very inexpensive and delivers parts in just a few days. Now, let me show you some close ups. Read more →