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Michael Briggs02/04/2021 21:47:07
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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 Gilligan02/04/2021 21:57:33
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I’ve never used them, but you aroused my curiosity, Michael


... looks like we might keep an eye on ebay listings


Tony Jeffree02/04/2021 22:47:22
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That is very sad.

V8Eng02/04/2021 23:49:23
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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 Kyte03/04/2021 09:01:12
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That's devastating. Greenwood was my exclusive supplier for carbide tips and drills.


Tony Pratt 103/04/2021 09:22:38
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Sounds like the guy is taking well earned retirement.smiley


Anthony Kendall03/04/2021 09:37:06
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Posted by Martin Kyte on 03/04/2021 09:01:12:

That's devastating. Greenwood was my exclusive supplier for carbide tips and drills.


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 yet03/04/2021 10:57:10
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Chronos for example just sell stuff.

There are several other suppliers that you could choose. Your choice, I suppose.

Mike Hurley03/04/2021 11:28:51
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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.

JA03/04/2021 12:26:10
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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 guitar17/04/2021 12:54:30
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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

DC31k17/04/2021 14:08:03
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Posted by Mike guitar on 17/04/2021 12:54:30:

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

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.

DMB17/04/2021 15:55:42
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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 guitar17/04/2021 16:55:06
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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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