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 Post subject: 6" vs 8" laps on an Imahashi
PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2018 4:20 pm 
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Hi Everyone.

I’ve been lurking on this forum for a while and just made an account. I’m fairly new to faceting. I’ve been researching and reading up as much as I can in the forum before asking questions, and have been finding great advice. Thanks to everyone.

I’m getting an Imahashi clone from Sri Lanka.

I’ve just got one question

What are the advantages and disadvantages of 6” and 8” laps particularly on a platform machine like this?

I generally agree more with 8” because it is almost double the surface area. Reason I’m asking is if there might be, for example, more splash from the 8 inch due to it being closer to the edge of the machine, maybe it is more difficult to change laps due to less finger space, maybe the 6” will wear out quicker, maybe it just feels to small etc.? Does anyone know what the difference in terms of functionality?

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 Post subject: Re: 6" vs 8" laps on an Imahashi
PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2018 3:15 am 
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My opinion is that bigger is better for many reasons. You may be surprised that you will likely have less splash from the 8" because the shorted distance from the splash guard means that the water coming off the lap has less distance to gain height and go over the guard. Not sure I explained that well, but hopefully you get what I am trying to say. The Sri Lankan clones work well. I think you will enjoy using it.


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No you explained that well. That makes sense, thanks a lot.


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