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ronan walsh23/11/2013 22:19:44
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Are swiss tech milling cutters any use ? Is the quality ok for home use or are they chinese junk with a european sounding name on the box ? I ask because the local engineers suppliers sometimes have them on special offer.

Clive Hartland23/11/2013 22:28:02
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Yep, I have bought Swiss tech cutters as a set. Very nice and extremely sharp, take care as you withdraw them from the foam that they sit in. They are TC cutters. and I bought mine from Cromwell. I recommend them.

Clive

ronan walsh24/11/2013 00:41:48
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Thank you Clive.

JasonB24/11/2013 07:42:47
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Is there more than one "Swiss Tech" ? Pro Machine Tools brand their far eastern machines as that so any tooling is likely to be from the same source but Clive's sound like they may actually be Swiss

Clive Hartland24/11/2013 08:36:08
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When I bought them from Cromwell they were on offer at about £25 for 6 cutters. They came in a nice cylindrical foam based container. Each cutter had a clear plastic sleeve on it to help withdraw it from the foam which was a good fit for the tool.

In use they cut well and leave a good finish on all the materiels I have used them on.

Clive

JasonB24/11/2013 08:57:43
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Ah Pro Machines are Swiss Tec no H

Michael Gilligan24/11/2013 09:08:11
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Are these the ones you boght, Clive ?

.... Looks like you got them at half the regular price.

MichaelG.

Clive Hartland24/11/2013 10:04:21
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Yes Michael, they are the ones, i have said several times on here that if you live near a Cromwell outlet call in monthly and get the latest sales brochure. It is usually packed with bargains of all sorts. I have seen Milling cutters marked down form £25 to £5.00. It looks like end of line items as they give low stock figures for them.

Another thing, if you do buy them ask for them to be delivered to the outlet and save postage and the consequent hassle of delivery.

Clive

DMB24/11/2013 14:03:36
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Am I missing something?
I looked@ Richon + saw carbide end mills but they appear to be plain shank. I prefer screwed shank to fit mmy Clarkson chuck properly.
Can anyone please advise? Am I looking inthe wrong area of their website?
John.
JasonB24/11/2013 15:36:04
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Modern industry does not seem to use screwed shank cutters so you won't find many about. Looking at MSC who have 55 pages of carbide milling cutters and not one is screwed, and maybe only 1/4 of their HSS ones are screwed.

I just use an ER holder

J

Edited By JasonB on 24/11/2013 15:37:09

Jerry Wray24/11/2013 16:46:24
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I get mine, sets from Warco or separately from Axminster.. Both work well in my VMC.

JerryNotts

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