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big_mak
08-01-2006, 01:10 AM
Just looking for Opinions.

Who makes the best Arbours for the $$$$$$?

tobyaxis
08-01-2006, 01:21 AM
What type of holder? CAT40, CAT50, or R8? The best R8 arbor tool holders for the $$$ are made by EMT (Iscar). You can get them at www.use-enco.com Look in the Hot Deals section as they are usually on sale for around $70.00 each. I'll post a screen shot.

big_mak
08-01-2006, 01:24 AM
CAT 40's remember I mentioned best value for the $$$$$$

Not just the most expensive. If I wanted that I'd be looking for Big/KAiser

tobyaxis
08-01-2006, 01:28 AM
Did you look at ParLec, Iscar, Kennametal, or Valenite? They can be purchased pretty cheap. You could also check Ebay.

big_mak
08-01-2006, 01:33 AM
I've looked on Ebay and seen packages of 24-40 toolholders for around $100 perholder including pullstuds and a cart, but are these holders any good?

They are a pretty crucial part of the metal cutting system, but starting out, you have to be pretty careful with your money.

tobyaxis
08-01-2006, 01:48 AM
Yes you do. Try a company called SAG Supply. The owners name is Joe Sag. I have Bought CAT40 and CAT50 Holders for $25.00 each that were new Valenite.

Be very nice to these guys and they will take care of you. The Best!!!!!

http://www.sagmachinery.com/

Geof
08-01-2006, 07:08 PM
I've looked on Ebay and seen packages of 24-40 toolholders for around $100 perholder including pullstuds and a cart, but are these holders any good?

They are a pretty crucial part of the metal cutting system, but starting out, you have to be pretty careful with your money.

Be careful getting the cheap holders. If your spindle can run to 10,000 rpm some of the cheap holders are so badly unbalanced you will notice it.

ajl6549
08-01-2006, 10:01 PM
CAT 40's remember I mentioned best value for the $$$$$$

Not just the most expensive. If I wanted that I'd be looking for Big/KAiser

I'm with toby, besides I'm not into putting junk in my spindle. Unless it's already pretty worn the the MSC big book or an equiv. should help

Geof
08-01-2006, 10:10 PM
I just remembered Belmag Machinery Corp in Coquitlam. They carry a line from Italy made by D'Andrea.

dertsap
08-01-2006, 11:27 PM
lyndex makes good tool holders , i d be careful of cheap tool holders , if the taper isn t ground properly it can and will damage the spindle taper over time