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Old 01-04-2014, 10:45:55 PM
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hi guys, im aware of little machine shop, but wheres some other places a man could get tooling and such for his lathe at reasonable prices?
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Old 01-04-2014, 11:00:30 PM
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Try this place www.lostcreekmachine.com
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Old 01-04-2014, 11:14:24 PM
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On occasion I have bought Large Drill Bits and other tooling off of Ebay. For example last winter I bought a 1 7/16 #4 Morse taper drill bit I needed, got it in 3 days and never had to drive anywhere

Every year there is a guy that comes to the Baraboo swap or show that has a lot of stuff. Got a 5 MT 1 5/8 bit and a Nice 1" no 5 Morse taper chuck from him last year.

Seems you can buy Big stuff pretty Cheap as the machines that use it won't fit in everybodys basement
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Try www.use-enco.com 800 873 3626.
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Old 01-05-2014, 12:24:45 AM
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i have recently aquired a sheldon xl56 lathe, 10x36.

thanks everyone for your replys!!
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http://www.cdcotools.com/

http://www.grizzly.com/
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Check out Shars....... http://www.shars.com/ .......

This is the page that would probably interest you the most: http://www.shars.com/product_categor...holding?page=6
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Old 01-05-2014, 12:17:39 PM
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I've found lots of tooling on ebay, if you can can ide your time & pick your battles...took years to get a follower rest for my Atlas, but finally snagged one last summer...
How about pics, Kyle? I have a Sheldon SEWQM, but don't even have it home yet, it's in my neighbor's hog shed until I can get the shop done & ready...
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I buy a TON of stuff though mscdirect.com where I work. We use Sandvik, Iscar and Kennametal for all of our inserts. Cant get Sandvik though MSC though
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For new tooling and their prices aren't bad at all, "KBC tools .com"

Plus they have free HUGE catalog of machining stuff plus machines that makes a great bedside reader.
Bought quite a bit of stuff from them here in Ontario store, (Toronto), and the service has been super.
No connection, just happy customer.
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I have not had any problem with MSC. I am not a big customer but get a discount from them and a set price on things.
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Yes MSC is a little on the high side for the home owner, but they do give discounts for businesses like where im at. Nice thing about MSC is most stuff you will get it next day here.
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Default Re: lathe tooling

I occasionally order stuff from MSC because we get a nice discount on our corporate account. I just switch the billing to my personal credit card to keep the accounting people happy. You might also try Dayton Supply and Tool. They've been bought out by Motion Industries but still operate as an indepent division. Occasionally you can catch some good sales out of Travers Tool Co as well.
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Sometimes I just Google whatever it is I need and see if any suppliers come in especially low. Usually my next step is to order what I need from MSC because their pricing isn't too out of line with anyone else, and I like their one-stop convenience. I sometimes use Enco but haven't for a year or two. Sometimes McMaster has something that MSC doesn't. Granger is always way high.

More than the cost difference in suppliers is the cost difference in the tooling manufacturers. Keyless chucks can be had for about a fifth the cost of an Albrecht, but they work about a fifth as well. Some "value-priced" milling machine vises look and work about as well as a Kurt, but after a year of so of making parts that are just slightly crooked, you discover that the base of the vise is not parallel to the floor of the opening. In general you get what you pay for in tooling. I often make do with a cheaper piece of tooling for a while and if I find I use it often, I replace it with a higher quality item, especially if it is used frequently on paying jobs. But I don't skimp on carbide tooling - cheap carbide is not worth the frustration. Bison chucks seem to be OK - actually pretty good but sometimes heavy for their size. Stay away from cheap lathe chucks - they are horrible. Got one of the "value priced" chucks made in India for a South Bend once - decided the only thing it is good for is clamping to the weld bench for holding pipe when welding it.
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Yes MSC is a little on the high side for the home owner, but they do give discounts for businesses like where im at. Nice thing about MSC is most stuff you will get it next day here.
Yep, the last thing I ordered from MSC, I specified regular UPS, but they gave me a free upgrade to next day air & it was on my doorstep the next morning...nice, for something I wasn't in really a hurry for. What I ordered was replacement dies for my neighbor's Little Giant adjustable die set, which is almost 100 years old...impressive that they're still even available.
I do use Enco more than MSC, a lot of the same stuff is cheaper...MSC actually owns Enco now, so they're basically the discount branch...
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thanks for the input guys, im going to make a list of evey place you all mentioned and start surfing. i have my lathe apart right now, it was verry messy and dirty, working on cleaning up the bed ways and the stuff that really matters. thanks again!!
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I buy a lot from http://www.wttool.com/
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Bill hit the nail on the head. You get what you pay for but it depends on what you are using your lathe for. I prefer to buy American on things like drills and high speed steel and import on collets and backing plates. I wont likely buy another import chuck.Bottom line is shop around and often, soon you will have a system where you can check 4or5 company's in a few minutes and find the price you are willing to pay. Also try Wholesale Tool Sales, another import store with fair prices.
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