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Alistair Robertson 108/08/2020 20:10:18
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I wonder if anyone can help me with a source for HSS TCMT 1603 replacement tips? I worked for a company about 20 years ago and they had various types of tips in High Speed Steel.

The supplier was a common supplier of tips at the time but the name totally escapes me. Can anyone remember and if they are still available?

Robert Dodds08/08/2020 21:39:29
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Alistair,

There are plenty of sources for TCMT 1603-04 but they are Tungsten Carbide not High Speed Steel. Are you sure about the HSS bit?
Google throws up hobby supplies with a range of prices. See what you think.

Bob D

Hillclimber08/08/2020 22:48:15
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Like these AR Warner tips? I use these, and think they're great. But have to order them from Little Machine Shop...

https://littlemachineshop.com/products/product_category.php?category=-1550042347&Brand=A+R+Warner

Bill Pudney08/08/2020 23:29:33
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I too use A.R.Warner HSS tips. Top stuff, easy to give a touch up to on a diamond plate. They are not cheap but they are excellent!!

cheers

Bill

colin vercoe09/08/2020 00:28:32
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The tips you require are available from Plansee SM 80 grade sintered HSS various sizes and geometrys brilliant tips and can be re lapped. use speeds and feeds as for HSS these were available 20 years ago plansee way ahead of most of the tip manufactures at the time

Hillclimber09/08/2020 08:02:33
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Posted by colin vercoe on 09/08/2020 00:28:32:

The tips you require are available from Plansee

Do you have an internet link for 'Plansee'? Tried googling but did not see anything helpful.

Cheers, Colin

colin vercoe09/08/2020 10:01:12
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Try Plansee Tizit lots of info here

Cheers

Alistair Robertson 109/08/2020 10:13:41
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Thanks for all the info and yes Plansee was the name I was looking for!

There was also an American supplier but that was many years ago!

Just got to find a supplier but at least I can now search for something.

Thanks to all!

Paul H 109/08/2020 11:39:06
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Try this link for the manufacturers on-line shop for inserts.

https://cuttingtools.ceratizit.com/gb/en/shop/search/search-result-products.html?category=JTI0RVNLLTExLUEwMyo=&nav=true#category/JTI0RVNLLTExLUEwMy1CMDEq/page/1/sort/_blank

Circlip09/08/2020 12:27:35
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" Plansee SM 80 grade sintered HSS various sizes and geometrys brilliant tips and can be re lapped. use speeds and feeds as for HSS "

But HSS is HSS is HSS

Regards Ian.

Michael Gilligan09/08/2020 15:13:34
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Posted by Circlip on 09/08/2020 12:27:35:

But HSS is HSS is HSS

Regards Ian.

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... at least to a reasonable approximation angel

**LINK**

https://www.westyorkssteel.com/blog/a-history-of-high-speed-steel/

MichaelG.

Versaboss09/08/2020 16:32:56
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Another, not very well known manufacturer, is Alesa

Here, the HSS inserts, but beware: they are not cheap! It is possible to get them piecewise, though.

HSS tooling

Regards,
Hans

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