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Jon Harrison 313/11/2021 17:16:18
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I could do with locating a good UK supplier of 10x10x100mm or 125 mm HSS tool steel.

I'm not sure about the far Eastern stuff if it's like everything else from there hence the question, and Ebay's very hit and miss unless it's branded stock.

Recommendations appreciated

My thanks.

Edited By Jon Harrison 3 on 13/11/2021 17:20:09

Howard Lewis13/11/2021 17:53:39
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Arc EuroTrade offer 10 x 10 x 100 toolbits in HSS-Co5.

Reference is 080-060-40110 Catalogue 11 list at £5.09 ea + p&p,,but prices may well have increased since the catalogue was printed.

Don't know the provenance, but would have no qualms whatsoever about dealing with Ketan.



DiogenesII13/11/2021 18:10:19
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Rennie Tool Co - M42 8% Cobalt..

..labour's a wee bit more expensive in this country.. £18.66 a stick.. ..only 4 left!

Did find these tho' - worth a look for milling cutters;

MR Tools - Special Offers

Edited By DiogenesII on 13/11/2021 18:12:14

JasonB13/11/2021 18:24:47
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MSC do Eclipse blanks though I have a feeling they may only do imperial size eg 3/8 and probably about £20.

The ARC ones that I have used seem to do what I ask of them

Ron Laden14/11/2021 06:43:49
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All my tool steel I have bought from ARC both Cobalt and non Cobalt and its all been fine with no issues, also the pricing is good. I think the 10mm square may be out of stock though so you would need to check.


Edited By Ron Laden on 14/11/2021 06:53:39

Chris Crew14/11/2021 07:53:18
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For gauge plate, key and silver steel try Coventry Grinders. They also supply all manner of grinding wheels too.

Keith Wyles14/11/2021 08:09:29
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I think that 10 by 10 might be harder to get because of its use in the Paul Sellers router design.

Howard Lewis15/11/2021 15:10:06
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Not from a number some UK suppliers of HSS toolbits!

Make ,your choice, based on availability, service and price


Dave Halford15/11/2021 19:15:23
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If you only intend to use it on the mild steels available, cheap-er HSS may do, if used on more exotic steels things will go bang. That said I have had taps that don't tap mild steel as well as centre drills that explode on exotic stuff from an ME show trade stand that Dormer etc are happy to cut.

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