Even as adults, we get that feeling. That rush of excitement tingling up our spine when we hear the knock of the delivery person at our front door or we see the package waiting for us on our front steps.

We got something we’ve been waiting for … it’s the beginning of summer but it feels like Christmas again!

Imagine the excitement you will feel if you’ve been waiting for a part that will fix a broken down piece of machinery that is holding up production on your entire shop floor!

If shipping excites you (and we’re sure it does!), we would like to provide some details on this aspect of the parts ordering process at LeBlond Ltd.

When you speak to a sales representative on the phone, he will inform you whether a part is in stock. If the part is in stock, it will ship same day via UPS. Approximately 80% of parts ordered are shipped the same day, so you can be certain that you will get your parts quickly. Ground shipping usually takes 1-5 days, depending on your location.

LeBlond Ltd. offers overnight delivery. The cost of this option depends on your delivery location and typically runs 30-40% more than ground, according to Roger Scales, LeBlond Ltd. Warehouse Manager.

LeBlond can also ship internationally, also via UPS. These shipments are usually 25% more expensive than domestic, regardless of weight. Roger only needs customer information on file such as the phone number, address and contact person. He will fill out the customs paperwork.

Most of the parts that LeBlond ships are between five and 30 pounds. A small brake assembly for the classic Regal lathe is a popular order and weighs around five pounds. Other parts are heavier.

If you ordered more parts that you need, you can return the unneeded items. A restocking charge, however, is applied to the order. Return shipping charges may apply depending on the situation.

We will cover shipping on larger, new machines such as a LeBlond lathe or K.O. Lee grinder in future posts. Stay tuned!

If you’re interested in new LeBlond or K.O. Lee machines or interested in original OEM parts for LeBlond, K.O. Lee, Standard Modern, Johnson Press, Deka Drill and W.F. & John Barnes equipment, call LeBlond Ltd. at (888) 532-5663.