What does Grade A/B/C/D mean?
Upon completion of manufacturing and finishing processes, Lee personally inspects each piece for visual flaws such as dings, dents, chips, cracks and any other cosmetic defect, then assigns a quality rating:
- Grade A: No imperfections found
- Grade B: Imperfections noticeable only upon close inspection
- Grade C: Imperfections noticeable by casual inspection
- Grade D: Manufacturing defects such as poor fit or major cosmetic defects
What are Matched Grade and Mixed Grade Sets?
Some puzzles are sold as matched sets, meaning that the wood combinations used match each other across all puzzles in the set. Matched Grade
sets have all puzzles of the same quality rating. Mixed Grade
sets have varying quality ratings. For example, a Mixed Grade set of Triumph / Companion / Fusion Confusion
with quality Grade (B/C/A) means that Triumph = Grade B, Companion = Grade C, and Fusion Confusion = Grade A.