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Looking for a Sharpening Service for End Mills & Slot Drills please

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B Tulley13/05/2022 16:33:20
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Hello,
Can anyone suggest a reputable sharpening service for HSS End Mills and Slot Drills please, at affordable prices? I seem to recall someone used to periodically advertise such a service on the Homeworkshop website in order to raise funds for (I think) a Hospice but have not seen the advert repeated for some time now, so am unsure if that service is still available or indeed how to contact them. Alternatively, are there any such companies geared up to support the Model Engineering fraternity?
Many thanks,
Kind Regards,
Brian

Trevor Drabble13/05/2022 16:41:09
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Suggest you try Abbco in Nottingham. They have a web site with contact details . They were originally adjacent Myfords when they were in Beeston in Nottingham.

B Tulley13/05/2022 16:59:49
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Hi Trevor,

Excellent - many thanks; I'll give them a call on Monday to get an idea of prices....

Kind Regards,

Brian

old mart13/05/2022 17:12:44
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Drill Services of Horley in Surrey, near Gatwick may sharpen small batches.

Edited By old mart on 13/05/2022 17:13:09

KWIL13/05/2022 17:15:50
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+1 for ABBCO, excellent service and quality. I used to stop by every year on the way to Harrogate Show, They even recovered a cherished long cutter which had met an unfortunate end (on someone else's mill)!

www.abbcotooling.co.uk

Edited By KWIL on 13/05/2022 17:20:01

B Tulley13/05/2022 17:22:47
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Many thanks; I did wonder if Drill Services may offer the service.

Any examples/experience of prices for Abbco please?

old mart14/05/2022 18:25:14
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It would be worth contacting Drill Service (Horley), they have a website:

**LINK**

IanH15/05/2022 07:56:10
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Raynor Toolservices in Market Drayton raynortoos.co.uk - about once a year I send them a mixed bag of milling cutters with instructions to grind to the next imperial size down and they come back individually boxed up and labelled having been CNC ground.

B Tulley15/05/2022 09:00:06
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Posted by IanH on 15/05/2022 07:56:10:

Raynor Toolservices in Market Drayton raynortoos.co.uk - about once a year I send them a mixed bag of milling cutters with instructions to grind to the next imperial size down and they come back individually boxed up and labelled having been CNC ground.

Many thanks - can you give some idea of costs please?

IanH15/05/2022 12:32:30
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My last lot cost between £3 and £10 each depending on the size of the cutter. Vat on top I guess.

Ian

steamdave15/05/2022 15:07:12
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Posted by IanH on 15/05/2022 12:32:30:

My last lot cost between £3 and £10 each depending on the size of the cutter. Vat on top I guess.

Ian

Unless they are very special cutters, is it really worth paying £3 - £10 for resharpening when new cutters won't cost much more, if anything, with careful shopping around?

Dave
The Emerald Isle

Baz15/05/2022 15:46:27
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Surely it’s better to regrind the cutters than throw them away

Ashley Slater 115/05/2022 17:41:15
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The advert on the Home Workshop web site was from a guy in Chelmsford and he only ground the end lips. New cutter or re- grind I do regrind my own on a Clarkson but it’s awfully tempting to just buy a new one if you have to post or take them somewhere to be reground.

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