|Michael Briggs||02/04/2021 21:47:07|
|218 forum posts|
I visited the Greenwood Tools website this evening and I am saddened to see that they are closing. I have bought a few items from them over the years at ME exhibitions, always friendly and helpful people to deal with.
|Michael Gilligan||02/04/2021 21:57:33|
19589 forum posts
I’ve never used them, but you aroused my curiosity, Michael
... looks like we might keep an eye on ebay listings
|Tony Jeffree||02/04/2021 22:47:22|
498 forum posts
That is very sad.
|1654 forum posts|
Oh dear always bad to hear a good supplier is going.
My last set of Dormer drill bits came from them brilliant service and a good price.
Edited By V8Eng on 02/04/2021 23:50:05
|Martin Kyte||03/04/2021 09:01:12|
2636 forum posts
That's devastating. Greenwood was my exclusive supplier for carbide tips and drills.
|Tony Pratt 1||03/04/2021 09:22:38|
|1829 forum posts|
Sounds like the guy is taking well earned retirement.
|Anthony Kendall||03/04/2021 09:37:06|
|120 forum posts||
Yes, a really good quality and reliable supplier.
I was not his biggest customer, but regular.
It's getting more difficult to buy from someone who can answer a question - Chronos for example just sell stuff.
|not done it yet||03/04/2021 10:57:10|
|6518 forum posts|
Chronos for example just sell stuff.
There are several other suppliers that you could choose. Your choice, I suppose.
|Mike Hurley||03/04/2021 11:28:51|
|247 forum posts|
I bought all my original tooling from them when I 1st got a lathe about 15yrs ago, they were quite pricey at the time but little alternatives. However they proved excellent quality and long life. I got replacement inserts etc at one or 2 MEX's over the years. Theirs was the first tipped parting tool I had come across (Q-Cut) and boy, what a joy to use that was. I know other companies now market similar units.
I suppose the market is just so crowded now its difficult to compete. Unfortunately with the very variable range of qualities on the market its not easy to get be sure what will suit both your pocket and tasks - Greenwood's stuff just suited me down to the ground. But such is life.
1282 forum posts
I only used Greenwood Tools at shows and only bought drills and drill sets from him. These were about the best on the market and, so, not cheap. I ranked the company amongst the best suppliers of tools and consumables.
I wish Peter a happy and good retirement.
|Mike guitar||17/04/2021 12:54:30|
40 forum posts
Sad news indeed.
worryingly I recently purchased their improved version of the parting tool blade and insert.
Kit-qd.....I've tried contacting on eBay viz spare inserts...I'm just trying to locate the manufacturer which will enable me to buy spare inserts
|586 forum posts|
Greenwood's website is still alive and well. Details of the manufacturer (Sandvik) are given there and the insert code(s) are all there also.
|1230 forum posts|
Too bad that Greenwoods gone, so below is how I now get by very well.
I recommend, purely on the basis of customer satisfaction, The Tap and Die Co of London. Excellent quality and service. I do sometimes use Tracey tools who are also good. Both of them for taps and dies, slotter and endmills.
I dont use insert cutters as having a large stock of HSS tools and the means to resharpen, is good enough. I use a QCTP holder with a wedge type clamp for my parting off blade.
Brazed carbide tools for cast iron.
|Mike guitar||17/04/2021 16:55:06|
40 forum posts
Thanks DC31k, I've checked the website but missed ( my age) the fact they are sandvic, manufactured which in theory solves all my problems
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