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Ramon Wilson14/11/2010 21:50:03
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Hi all,
Does anyone know of a source of a small amount of  straight stainless tubing. Specifically 1/8 or 10swg OD with an ID around 2.5 mm 
An internet search has revealed a supplier in the UK and will ring them tomorrow but I have a distinct feeling they will not be wanting to sell in small amounts. I have five pieces about 8" long but need at least another four. To be exact I need eighteen pieces 75 mm long. Does anyone one have any surplus they would be willing to part with?
Failing all else it's out with the long series drills
Regards - Ramon
Alexander1314/11/2010 22:57:35
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Have you tried ebay? 
Ramon Wilson14/11/2010 23:37:56
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Thanks Alistair,
Why is it I never think to look on ebay!
I'll keep an eye on that but thats a lot of tubes to buy to get four if the price goes up. Anyone else have any ideas ?
Thanks again though - Ramon
Weary15/11/2010 11:06:38
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You could always try contacting the seller through PM and asking what he might have. 
I see from his 'other items' that he has a variety of sizes and individual pack sizes of rustless steel tube. 
Although everything seems to be 'pre-packed'... it might still be worth a try.
Ramon Wilson15/11/2010 20:32:29
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All now sorted out guy's - thanks for the input.
'Power of the Forum' eh
Nick sam17/12/2010 12:22:27
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You can try this website in future, they have  of good quality stainless stee tubes materials no matters what quantity you want . :
Ian S C17/12/2010 12:57:37
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Last time I was loking for stainless tube (3/16"), I was offered 2 days delivery time air feight from Austrailia, one box, 5000ft, I didn't ask any prices, I only wanted 3ft. Went back a week later, and some one had bought in 2 boxes, and I was able to get my bit. Most of the stainless tube that I use comes from telescopic radio aerials, its just a lottery finding the right size.   Ian S C
Ramon Wilson17/12/2010 13:28:08
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Hi guys,
Thanks for the info. I did contact the seller on ebay and bid for some tubes of exactly the right diameter and bore. Absolutely straight and a high degree of finish.
I had to purchase the offer of course so have ended up with 35 pieces just short of 200mm long. I only need nine! for my project so if any one needs any please get in contact.
Thanks again to Alistair for suggesting it.
Regards - Ramon

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