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Vic05/08/2019 09:27:23
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Do any of you have a good source of supply for them? I’m after something like this but they seem very expensive compared to what I’ve paid before.

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mick H05/08/2019 09:34:06
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In my opinion that is an outrageous price. Arc Euro, (indexable lockable handles) for instance are half that price.

Mick

Keith Long05/08/2019 09:35:18
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Vic, use "Bristol locking levers" as a search term on t'internet. Lots of them about in all sorts of materials at all sorts of prices from about £2.50 each and up.

Keith

David George 105/08/2019 09:39:29
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Hi Vick you can try Bonham and Turner local to me a lot cheaper have a look on the web site.

David

mechman4805/08/2019 09:44:12
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Have a look at... great selection & very reasonable prices...

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George.

Circlip05/08/2019 10:00:34
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RS always have been at the top of the cost tree. Even when the RS "Catalogue" was a few sheets of paper folded and stapled together, a 1d resistor was 5d from them. Of course, no Tinternet then or "Where can I buy" instantaneous demands.

Regards Ian.

not done it yet05/08/2019 10:22:57
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APosted by Circlip on 05/08/2019 10:00:34:

RS always have been at the top of the cost tree. Even when the RS "Catalogue" was a few sheets of paper folded and stapled together, a 1d resistor was 5d from them. Of course, no Tinternet then or "Where can I buy" instantaneous demands.

Regards Ian.

Yes, always at the top end, but always a dependable product. RS have always retained lines with a good quality label and dependable supply. They don’t sell ‘cheap carp’, as far as I have ever seen.

Michael Briggs05/08/2019 10:23:20
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I sourced metal handles for my grinding rest from WDS as referenced by George. Excellent quality and they didn't break the bank.

Michael

Derek Lane05/08/2019 10:26:53
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Are THESE any good

Circlip05/08/2019 10:35:07
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" RS have always retained lines with a good quality label and dependable supply"

Didn't infer that they did sell cheap goods, just that in many cases, going to the original equipment manufacturer, the same goods are cheaper. That's if OEM can be bothered to sell to individuals.

 WDS were the first iirc to show "Kipp" handles for retail supply.

 

Regards Ian.

Edited By Circlip on 05/08/2019 10:37:12

Edited By Circlip on 05/08/2019 11:02:17

Trevor Drabble05/08/2019 11:24:11
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Vic , I use Axminster Power Tools . They have them in both male and female variants . Also believe they do similar range in castellated knobs . No connection with company , just a satisfied customer . Trevor

Robert Atkinson 205/08/2019 12:33:27
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The comments are very unfair to RS Components. The devil's in the detail.

The handles linked to in the original post at £12 are made from Stainless Steel. A more common glass filled nylon version is a more reasonable £2.60

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Robert G8RPI.

Keith Long05/08/2019 12:47:00
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The levers originally linked to are actually made of zinc with stainless steel thread inserts - you have to read the full information, the heading is misleading.

Raymond Anderson05/08/2019 13:20:19
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WDS [ as linked to ] and Good Hand. both excellent suppliers. and top notch makes

Vic05/08/2019 15:03:57
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Thanks folks, a few links for me to have a look at. I only mentioned RS as that’s where I got my last lot some years ago. They weren’t that expensive at the time!

Trevorh05/08/2019 15:32:19
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Vic

why not go directly to Elesa who supply RS

use to be called Elesa Clayton handles

cheers

Trevor

Stuart Bridger05/08/2019 16:10:35
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RS have always been a premium supplier,mainly due to pretty much guaranteed availability for next day delivery. Over 30 years ago I worked in an Electronic repair shop, While we kept a good stock of basics, we knew we could rely on RS for next day delivery to complete a job in the vast majority of situations


Vic06/08/2019 16:14:45
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I’m still looking for something suitable. Some places won’t event quote unless you’re buying for a company.

If money were no object I came across these though. M6 are £21.90 each, plus VAT, plus £9.50 postage!

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The problem is these are for show so I want something that is at least as nice looking as some I’ve bought in the past. Not sure who made them but they have “Made in Germany” moulded in the underside.

Brian G06/08/2019 16:33:37
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If you particularly want German handles, how about Ganter ones from Zoro starting at under a fiver with free delivery on orders over £20. I have used these in the past and been happy with them. You can probably pick them up from Cromwell, but will have to pay more in store.

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Brian

Mick B106/08/2019 17:28:00
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Posted by mechman48 on 05/08/2019 09:44:12:

Have a look at... great selection & very reasonable prices...

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George.

Thank you for the link. I used to use WDS bits quite a lot as a Tool Designer 40 years ago, and I'd thought they were defunct. Glad to see 'em still in there...

smiley

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