Author Topic: Where decent quality HSS and carbide tool blanks?  (Read 243 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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