|Paul Scholey||29/12/2011 16:30:26|
|87 forum posts|
I recently had a milling cutter priced for sharpening locally and it was £18 plus vat. It is 125ml long but it seems a lot?
I was just wondering if there is anywhere mail order?
|mick H||29/12/2011 16:53:58|
|701 forum posts|
Paul....there is a gentleman called Geoff Josey who advertises on the Home Workshop site who sharpens end mills and slot drills. Not only does he do a fantastic job of them but he charges an unbelievable £1 each plus postage....he will ask you to make the cheque payable to a hospice. Thoroughly recommended and very speedy service from a true gentleman........which reminds me, I must send off another batch to him.
His email address is ......... email@example.com
|Martin Walsh 1||29/12/2011 16:57:55|
|113 forum posts|
there is ABBCO they are tool and cutter grinding specilists
funnily enough they are right next door to the old myford factory
in beeston nottingham
their number is 0115 9226060
web site is www.abbcotooling.co.uk
hope this helps
Best Wishes Martin
|Paul Scholey||29/12/2011 17:14:53|
|87 forum posts||Thanks for the replies, I'm going to check the £1 out first.|
|Paul Scholey||29/12/2011 21:11:20|
|87 forum posts||I've found the add for Goeff Josey and he sharpens cutters up to a maximum of 16mm unfortunately mine is 3/4 with a 5/8 shank.|
|David Clark 1||29/12/2011 21:41:33|
3357 forum posts
5/8 is less than 16mm.
Perhaps he is limited to shank size so he could do it.
|Paul Scholey||29/12/2011 23:31:06|
|87 forum posts||I've sent him an e-mail David. I'm hoping he goes on shank size rather than cutter size.|
|Paul Scholey||31/12/2011 18:52:16|
|87 forum posts||I've been in touch with Geoff Josey and he only sharpens the ends.|
|Paul Scholey||01/01/2012 17:39:34|
|87 forum posts|
I will send it to abbcotooling it will still be half the price even with postage.
|Jim Greethead||02/01/2012 08:50:48|
131 forum posts
Does anybody know of a similar sharpening service on the east coast of Australia?
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|John Reese||27/05/2017 22:13:01|
|798 forum posts|
I have the equipment to properly grind both the ends and flutes of end mills. Unfortunately I am in the US so it is impractical for me to offer services. Were I closer to you I would propose a mill sharpening party where you bring your cutters plus pizza and beer. Maybe you can find a member in the UK that is properly equipped and willing to do a similar thing.
I think you will find the industrial sharpening services expensive unless you have a large number of identical mills to sharpen.
|David Paterson 4||30/05/2017 03:12:15|
|83 forum posts|
Try these guys
they are local to me and I use them for bandsaw blades and router bits, haven't tried milling cutters but good service to me.
|D Hanna||30/05/2017 10:21:03|
|42 forum posts|
The east coast of OZ is quite a distance Jim! Where are you located?
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