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Pretty sure later this month Reaper will have a full line up of Vex related stuff at the end of the month. 

 

Rcon was just a soft release for the airbush itself.

1 minute ago, TGP said:

So it comes with 2 needles . . . ?  Does that mean you'd want a spare of each size? Two spare needles.

 

I assume that Badger would be where one would go for spare parts.

 

Does the Vex share the same needle sizes? With the no changing the aircap due to needle size, im not exactly sure.

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3 hours ago, haldir said:

Pretty sure later this month Reaper will have a full line up of Vex related stuff at the end of the month. 

 

Rcon was just a soft release for the airbush itself.

 

Does the Vex share the same needle sizes? With the no changing the aircap due to needle size, im not exactly sure.

 

The vex can operate either of two needle sizes. Changing from one to the other was just a quick swap. At least that is what they demonstrated.

Not sure what is meant by "aircap"?

 

The needles are badger needles, that part number is made by Badger. Are you asking if the needle sizes are the same as the needles in other Badger airbrushes?

 

(edit: But see @Ratmaster2000 below)

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I think RM is better informed.
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In short, we don't know.

 

I was a logistician in a previous life.  Spare parts were part of the game.  You never need them until you need them.  Then you really need them.  My plan is to have a spare of each needle in hand.  Just in case.  And needle tips, for whatever reason and no matter how careful, get micro-bends.  You can use sandpaper to make them work, but they don't work as well as an unbent, unfixed one.

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OK.  Let me try this.

 

If the Vex is produced by Badger and Reaper is not going to support it by making spare parts available, is there a Badger part that will substitute?  Specifically, needles?

 

I'm not going to use my Vex without having a spare.  Past experience.

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Actually, no.  I just got a reply from Reaper Help.  I was told that Reaper has extra parts targeted for contingencies such as parts damaged in shipping.  And that, sometime, there will be sufficient stock to sell spares.  So -- if you damage a needle, you're SOL.

 

I just asked for the projected date that sufficient needles would be available to be placed on sale.  I await an answer.

 

I spent my working years planning for the support of new systems, including provisioning for spare parts -- both quantities and timing and feedback data to refine parts acquisition.  Reaper seems to have missed the boat on this one.

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That's sad to hear.  A lack of spare parts being readily available (doubly so things like needles which can be subject to whoops moments) makes it something I won't consider until such is resolved...  Doubly so since it's $257 CAD give or take fluctuating currency, which puts it right jn line with pricing of several other high end brands who do have readily available parts here in Canada... 

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