I don't know if this is the right place to ask this question. (if not, sorry )
Where is the best or cheapest place to buy end mills and router bits for these machines? Some times you can find deals on e-bay, and some times you can't.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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I usually get tooling for metal-machining through JTS machinery
Their service is ok. Their web site could use a good clean-up. Too much stuff!
Anyways, their prices are pretty decent compared to your average ebay store outlets. And their selection is HUGE.
Thank you all for the info.
This site ROCKS !!
I suppose it depends on what you mean by tooling but I've had some luck with auctions. Local and Cabin Fever. In a nut shell though machine shops going out of business can be a good source of tooling. The results that you get at an auction are highly variable though.
That would be used or old stock tooling of course. For new stuff I try to lean towards MSC, McMaster-Carr and a couple of others. Whenever I can afford it I try to buy American made or atleast a quality import. Gotten very poor results off of some lesser asian imports.
If you are anywhere near a big city there ought to be atleast one or two local tooling distributors. having a good relationship with a local supplier can be advantageous at times but you have to be careful. Careful about what you say, how about high prices that at times makes MSC look bargain basement.
As to imports there is a lot of good stuff out there beng imported but also much that leaves a lot to be desired. When it comes to imports it helps to know what others have experienced. Even the better distributors aren't above selling you worthless tooling. So research helps.