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We were delighted recently to receive the following story from Jeff Snell regarding some custom stainless steel parts we waterjet cut for him.

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Less than a week before I was leaving on multi-week trip to Mozambique / Swaziland / South Africa, I broke a sideguard holder on my wheelchair. This is a super important piece: in optimal environments it keeps my clothing from rubbing against my wheels and getting dirty, in less ideal environments it keeps my hips from rubbing against my wheels and causing injury. Most of southern Africa falls under the less ideal environment for wheelchairs. The big problem for me was that this particular piece was out of production.

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I had used Big Blue Saw's regular speed services in the past and been pleased with the experience. I noticed the QuickSaw Rush Order option; so I quickly knocked out a model in Sketchup, exported to DXF using a Sketchup extension, and sent the email. Seven hours later I was contacted by Julie, who was very helpful in selecting materials they had on hand and staying on top of the QuickSaw shipment.

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The pieces were delivered two days later! I drilled out the holes to my specs and mounted the new pieces that evening. Because of Julie's quick turnaround, I had almost a full day to test out the mounts and was very happy with their precision and stiffness (the previous were constructed from aluminum and had been a bit floppy for years).

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I likely could have made due with the broken sideguard mounts, but the experience would have been more difficult and problematic. It was additionally reassuring having competent sideguards with my wheelchair taking a beating in the cargo hold of planes and hanging off the back of Land Cruisers for several days. I can't thank Big Blue Saw and Julie enough for the quick turnaround. I'm a permanent customer, but next time with a little longer turnaround time.

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Cyber Week savings continue all this week at Big Blue Saw with FREE SHIPPING on custom waterjet cut parts. Use our online ordering system to place your order for waterjet cut parts totaling $150 or more. When you check out choose "Waterjet Free Shipping Special" to get free shipping to anywhere in the USA!

These savings end Friday, December 6. Upload your design now to get free shipping.

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This year, Big Blue Saw is offering discounts on waterjet cutting on Cyber Monday, December 2. Just enter coupon code CYBER2019 to save 15% on any waterjet cut order placed online. Plus, order $150 or more in waterjet cut parts and get free shipping to the USA. This offer is good only Monday, December 2 and is for online orders of waterjet cut (not low-taper) parts only.

Questions and Answers about Big Blue Saw's Cyber Monday 2019 Sale

  • What is on sale?
    Custom waterjet cut parts from your designs. Low-taper is not on sale. 
  • How much will I save?
    Save 15% on all waterjet cut parts when placing your order through our online quoting and ordering system. Plus, orders of $150 or more of waterjet cut parts are eligible for free shipping in the USA.
  • How can I order with the discount?
    Just upload your design to our online quoting and ordering system, and check out through the website shopping cart. Use coupon code CYBER2019 to receive the discount. For free shipping, order $150 or more in waterjet cut parts and choose the "Waterjet Free Shipping Special" option.
  • I don't have a design. How can I make one?
    Use your favorite CAD or vector image software. If you don't have this kind of software, check out our list of free or low-cost alternatives. Also, be sure to  read about how to format your CAD files for use with Big Blue Saw
  • I didn't hear about your sale until just now and don't have time to get my design ready. When is your next sale?
    Sign up for our mailing list to get early notifications about the next sale.
  • I have special requirements for shipping, secondary machining, or rush processing my order. Can I still get the sale price?
    To get the sale price, orders must be placed through the website. So typically we cannot accommodate special requests for sale parts.

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Wrapping Up

This great deal is only for Cyber Monday, so upload your designs and order now!

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This year, Big Blue Saw is offering discounts on waterjet cutting on Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and all through the weekend! Just enter coupon code CYBER2019 to save 15% on any waterjet cut order placed online. Plus, order $150 or more in waterjet cut parts and get free shipping to the USA. This offer is good through Monday, December 2 and is for online orders of waterjet cut (not low-taper) parts only.

Questions and Answers about Big Blue Saw's Black Friday 2019 Sale

  • What is on sale?
    Custom waterjet cut parts from your designs. Low-taper is not on sale. 
  • How much will I save?
    Save 15% on all waterjet cut parts when placing your order through our online quoting and ordering system. Plus, orders of $150 or more of waterjet cut parts are eligible for free shipping in the USA.
  • How can I order with the discount?
    Just upload your design to our online quoting and ordering system, and check out through the website shopping cart. Use coupon code CYBER2019 to receive the discount. For free shipping, order $150 or more in waterjet cut parts and choose the "Waterjet Free Shipping Special" option.
  • I don't have a design. How can I make one?
    Use your favorite CAD or vector image software. If you don't have this kind of software, check out our list of free or low-cost alternatives. Also, be sure to  read about how to format your CAD files for use with Big Blue Saw
  • I didn't hear about your sale until just now and don't have time to get my design ready. When is your next sale?
    Sign up for our mailing list to get early notifications about the next sale.
  • I have special requirements for shipping, secondary machining, or rush processing my order. Can I still get the sale price?
    To get the sale price, orders must be placed through the website. So typically we cannot accommodate special requests for sale parts.

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Wrapping Up

Please keep in mind that the Big Blue Saw offices will be closed Thanksgiving and Black Friday so that all of our employees can spend time with their families. The website runs 24/7, so you can order any time.

Happy Thanksgiving!

We've seen before how Jay Doscher built a custom 3D printer enclosure using parts from Big Blue Saw. Jay's back and he has a new enclosure design with many improvements, including:

  • Better fume filtering
  • Externally mounted electronics
  • More durable outer panels

Check out Jay's website for more details, and watch the video below to see how he created the new design in TinkerCAD. You can see his custom parts being waterjet cut by Big Blue Saw at about 26:35.