Author Topic: Where decent quality HSS and carbide tool blanks?  (Read 772 times)

Offline PekkaNF

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Where decent quality HSS and carbide tool blanks?
« on: March 30, 2017, 03:59:05 AM »
There are occasions when even most die hard carbide insert user just have to sulk and grind the (form) tool from HSS or alternative tool from a blank and raid to broken tap box does not inspire.

This one worked fine with low quality indian? HSS, but when I was grinding it, some inclusions/pores were revealed, no big deal on POM, but not very optimal when you have to grind off extra 3mm on small 1/8" blank.

Long story short, where to get decent 2-6 mm sguare HSS blanks and round small fine grain carbide blanks?

Pekka

Offline Jo

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Re: Where decent quality HSS and carbide tool blanks?
« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2017, 08:32:32 AM »
... round small fine grain carbide blanks?

I seem to have a number of small round carbide blanks.. every time I break another PCB drill I gain another  :bang:

Jo
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Re: Where decent quality HSS and carbide tool blanks?
« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2017, 03:31:04 PM »
Good HSS and carbide blanks from Hoffmann Group in Germany - Prices OK, and delivery very good. Check there website.
Joe

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Re: Where decent quality HSS and carbide tool blanks?
« Reply #3 on: June 22, 2017, 03:33:49 PM »
Hi Pekka I got a box of Cleveland M-Max cobalt blanks off Ebay years ago. Will last me for life. Good brand. Komet is also good.

Have you looked on Ebay Kleinanzeigen in Germany? search for "Drehstahl"
https://www.ebay-kleinanzeigen.de/treebay-ad.html?id=v1|182611216304|0
or
https://www.ebay-kleinanzeigen.de/treebay-ad.html?id=v1|132234171608|0
Mark

Offline PekkaNF

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Re: Where decent quality HSS and carbide tool blanks?
« Reply #4 on: June 22, 2017, 04:49:11 PM »
Thank you

I'd like to be pretty sure which grade of carbide/HSS I'm buying. Some have been pretty disapointing. Got some pretty good old stock Sandvik/Seco, but it is pretty thick section and I need mostly small section.

 M-Max cobalt should be pretty good.

Pekka