Full Version: Fred's Quest Machines

From: Peter [#1]
 24 Apr 2007

Who has one and what are your thoughts ?

The look a sensational piece of equipment.

And for those that have seen Fred in operation at a trade show,his toy factory and problem solving skills, not to mention his willingness to help are great attributes.


EDITED: 25 Apr 2007 by DGL

From: Stunt Engraver (DGL) [#2]
 25 Apr 2007
To: Peter [#1] 25 Apr 2007


I hope Jim Jarecki sees your post. Can't remember his username or I'd "page" him for you.

I can say, from seeing the machine first-hand, that it's built like a tank. As I've said in the past, some would call it overkill, Fred calls it the way a machine should be built.

EDITED: 25 Apr 2007 by DGL

From: Stunt Engraver (DGL) [#3]
 25 Apr 2007
To: Jim (PUZZLEHEAD) [#2] 25 Apr 2007


I know you have at least one Quest machine.

How's that working for you?


From: Harvey only (HARVEY-ONLY) [#4]
 25 Apr 2007
To: Stunt Engraver (DGL) [#2] 25 Apr 2007

At the show in Atlantic City I spoke with Fred for a while about the design of his machine. It is built like a tank, even better than German engineering. It may be like the one-horse-shay. In a few hundred years everything will go at once. But it will work perfectly for that first few hundred years.

From: gt350ed [#5]
 25 Apr 2007
To: Peter [#1] 25 Apr 2007

Peter: Although I do not own one of Fred's "Quest" machines, I HAVE toured his facilities, since we are located only about 25 miles from him. Quality One is a serious engraving company. You see it, when you get the tour. And I can tell you that his machines are everything mentioned here so far and that when you buy one, you also get a wealth of experience as to how engravers work, or should work. As you are probably aware, Fred's company does a fair amount of upgrading and retro-fitting of many different brands. He's an industry authority and serves as a board member of ARA, among other things.

From: Jim (PUZZLEHEAD) [#6]
 25 Apr 2007
To: Stunt Engraver (DGL) [#3] 25 Apr 2007


The machine is excellent. I wouldn't call it overkill, it is built the way engraving machines should be built. The tech support from the factory is extremely knowledgeable and very helpful. My only negative experience was with the distributor who I don't think is in the business anymore. I don't know who the distributor is now and couldn't find that information on the website.

This past winter I hired a graphic designer to handle my large format printing business in California. I sent him to the ARA educational event hosted by Quality One Engravers. This was my designer's first experience with engraving. He still hasn't stopped raving about what great people Fred and Cheryl are and how impressive and helpful their entire staff is.

I currently have 11 mechanical engraving machines from a variety of companies. If I had to replace any of them today it would be with more Quest machines. I might also consider the Gerber Dimension 200. The Gerber is well built, but it is also a lot more expensive than the Quest Engravers.


From: Stunt Engraver (DGL) [#7]
 25 Apr 2007
To: Jim (PUZZLEHEAD) [#6] 25 Apr 2007

Thank you Jim.

I'm sure Peter and others, curious about the Quest machines, appreciate your taking time away from your 11 engraving machines, to weigh in with an opinion. :-)

From: GBengraver [#8]
 25 Apr 2007
To: Peter [#1] Unread

I have the Quest 24 X 24 table and like it alot.

As others have said, it is built like a tank and is very reliable.

The biggest minus about the machine is that it is a dos based program.
His new machines my be Windows based, but I am not sure.

I would definitly by another.


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