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Any one recommend a supplier of 1/4 inch lathe blanks

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Chris TickTock23/08/2019 20:38:06
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Hi, Any one recommend a good supplier in terms of price and quality of HSS 1/4 inch blanks for lgrinding into.athe cutters?

Regards

Chris

Mick B123/08/2019 21:24:42
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I've just purchased from Tracy Tools where they sell for a nominal quid each, plus postage, and they arrive within about 36 hours.

I haven't used 'em yet, but AFAIK Tracy are a very well-regarded supplier and I'd expect them to be of good quality.

Baz23/08/2019 21:48:46
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Arc Eurotrade or Tracy tools sell them, I have purchased toolbits from both companies and have no complaints.

Vic23/08/2019 22:30:52
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I got some 8% Cobalt HSS from Cromwell Tools. They were on special offer at the time so very reasonably priced.

peak423/08/2019 23:53:08
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I can't speak for all suppliers, but if you definitely need 1/4", make sure you don't end up with 6mm.
I appreciate that ArcEurotrade do list both, but I've been supplied with the wrong ones in the past, but not I should add by Ketan at Arc

Bill

Edited By peak4 on 23/08/2019 23:56:08

David Colwill24/08/2019 07:51:58
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MSC J&L have them on offer at the moment (till end of August) The 10% cobalt are £2.52 plus vat etc.

Regards.

David.

Circlip24/08/2019 10:30:22
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Just a word of warning re Tracy tools, If you're in the area of the shop, under NO CIRCUMSTANCES should you call in. They have a special kind of magnet fastened to their shelves which attracts ALL denominations of currency be it coin, paper OR plastic.

A singed customer. (and Yorkshireman at that)

Regards Ian.

Mick B124/08/2019 13:30:29
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Posted by Circlip on 24/08/2019 10:30:22:

Just a word of warning re Tracy tools, If you're in the area of the shop, under NO CIRCUMSTANCES should you call in. They have a special kind of magnet fastened to their shelves which attracts ALL denominations of currency be it coin, paper OR plastic.

A singed customer. (and Yorkshireman at that)

Regards Ian.

Just as well they're way beyond calling distance for me. I got away with 3 HSS tool blanks and a 6,8mm drill for a tenner including postage, bought online.

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Chris TickTock24/08/2019 14:10:33
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Thanks Guys the consensus is ArcEurotrade or Tracy Tools...thanks again.

Chris

Mike Poole24/08/2019 14:15:40
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All tool shops should be entered with great caution, even if you just enter for a browse you will find it very difficult to leave without a purchase. Tools are worse than kittens and puppies for wanting to go home with you.

Mike

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