|Roderick Jenkins||22/11/2020 12:32:17|
1980 forum posts
JB cutting tools **LINK** state that all their tools are made in Sheffield and seem to be competatively priced.
Just a satisfied customer,
|565 forum posts|
I get my tooling from all over the world - mainly I try to get the best value for my money. I had purchased branded carbide endmills and inserts from APT and Cutwel in the UK expensive when compared to prices on the censored Chinese auction site. I mostly use the Chinese endmills for most of the roughing out and the branded ones for finishing...I would much rather break a cheap one which cost me 30Euro for a set of 8, rather than a single branded one costing 39£.
I'm also always on the look out for good stuff on Ebay. I made good deals on a rotary table (sold by ARC), slip gauges, GMT boring head, etc...mostly used branded tooling I could not afford to buy new.
|Alan Wilkinson 1||22/11/2020 16:31:50|
|42 forum posts|
I use Sandvik, works every time no problems.
|Neil Wyatt||22/11/2020 16:34:15|
18325 forum posts
Aside from saving money, sooner or later you will have a job where the extra space around a smaller tool is invaluable.
Because you can use 8mm tools with less stick-out the difference in rigidity is too small to make a significant difference with lathes of 4mm centre height or below, speaking from my own experience, I've also found 12mm tooling clumsy and awkward taking up a lot of space on a smaller lathe.
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