- Feb 20, 2010
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- Twixt Tyne and Tees
Thanks, here in the UK "Drill rod" or "Silver Steel rod" is supplied soft and it is left for you to harden ! I wasn't aware that you could buy pre-hard drill blanks, here it would be HSS tool blanks. I actually have some 1/8" and 3/32" sold as 2.5 mm and 3 mm.
Years ago, I wanted a lathe alignment bar with a No2MT shank.
I was orgaising a flight and car hire and a my villa in Menorca in the Baleares.
He thought that he could do me a good turn by grinding doen a worn out reamer,
Un fact, it cost him a compolete bug grinding wheel in grinding the flute s off.
Hence as a cost accountant, I wondered and obviously wonder now just how much it cost him.
I make things that I cannot get at a reasonable cost and question the pres ennt prudence( or other wise)
I the past week. or so, I was lent a professional drill grinder- ex USA and 110Volts but found that a copy hsd beenn made by the Chinese for a me re £50 in China and -- in plastic.
So the written down value. of machinery- after deducting the 20% VAT- Value Added Tax or Plus Valia was 25% on obviously a sliding scale pe r annum.
I tend to expect things to go uo in valu e. I bought that villa for £7500 and after all charges got £168,000 back,
M thoughts- of course.