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Raymond Sanderson 222/06/2019 23:40:26
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Hi XD351
Ian Welford sent me pm saying you are looking for Forstner Bits in Penrith try Trend Timbers at Mulgrave near Windsor, OR Carbetc or Hare & Forbes further afeild is McJings at Yagoona.

Hope this helps.

I.M. OUTAHERE23/06/2019 06:36:50
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Ok thanks Raymond .

I haven’t noticed them at hare and forbes but i will look a little closer .

Raymond Sanderson 223/06/2019 06:44:05
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Damn I just checked H&F site and not there may have been a sale buy in some time back I recall them from. I did get mine at Trend.
McJings site has them listed

I.M. OUTAHERE23/06/2019 06:56:05
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I have been past Mcjings a few times and wondered what they sold , most of the time i have gone past there they have been closed as it is early in the morning .

Never heard of Trend , looks like some internet searching is in order !

Raymond Sanderson 223/06/2019 07:05:18
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Trend Timbers is a wonderous place full of exotic timbers and machines to work with such. Adrian Clark owner and Sam his better half as well as Andrew will look after you well. They open early close early.

McJings IS an Aldins cave parking is best round the back between pub and back of shop. Trun left at lights right into lane it is one way. Max and Jane are both very knowledgable engineers. You will spend more time there than you think being they have Machenist wears as well as woodwork. Don't be afraid to ask if you can't find what you are after.

Pero23/06/2019 07:12:16
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Hi XD 351

I believe I have bought all of my Forstner bits and saw tooth cutters from Carbatec (locally in Perth, but they have stores in most capitals ). They are available in sets or individually in HSS and carbide tipped.

Not sure where exactly you are located, but if it is any help they also have online sales.



JasonB23/06/2019 07:16:04
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If you are going to be doing a few holes particularly in abrasive man made boards then the TCT hinge cutters are fare better, hardly touch my Fostner bits now. They will work in cordless and pillar drills as well as routers. Cabatec should do them similar to these

Raymond Sanderson 223/06/2019 07:24:46
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Carbatec located at Auburn NSW IF they have stock don't go off their website nor phoning to see if in stock tried this 3 times went to pick items up and grrrrrrrrrrrrr watse of time.

You might be lucky in Penrith Gasweld store or Total tools also.

Still stop for a while at McJings

I.M. OUTAHERE23/06/2019 10:39:01
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Just spent a good part of an hour looking at Mcjings website and you aren’t kidding Raymond when you say it’s an aladins cave ! They even have a range of materials and one that is of particular use to me is silver steel at a reasonable price . Trend also look interesting , they sell everything from timber to clock movements and pen making supplies so i know where i can get some nice pieces of timber for my engine bases - you can only do so much with pine !

Thanks Pero , i will have a look at those as well

Thanks Jason , I haven’t see those before either !


Edited By XD 351 on 23/06/2019 10:44:31

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