- Apr 2, 2020
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- Sunderland , UK
Thanks Norman. Maybe I'll stick to my hand expertise for lathe tools and drills for now. - I don't bother re-sharpening drills below 35p each - Packs of 10 x 0.5mm "jobber drills" for a £1 last about 5 to 7 years.... and the sub- "half-mil" sizes I buy for drilling jets are too femur to touch, so at less than 35p each I buy a pack of 10 from China every few years.Ken,
Beware of even well intentioned information. Many thousand engraving machines have been produced in England, in gernany and China as clones to make 'flat engraving cutters' Amongst my assorted miscellany, I have a 'Chinese'. It may well be capable of grinding lathe tools to a high degree of precision and can alter fluted tool blanks to twist drills, end drills, mill drills and whatever- in essence that is what it is-- and the original Deckels and Alexanders are or were astronomically priced, the Chines ones are only slightly less breathtaking. Reminds me that I could utilise a lot more 5C collets for mine.
thinks it is possible to buy a se t of plans for an adequate tool and cutter grinder using the scrap box for less than ONE 5C collet
I don't do a lot of milling - haven't bought a new tool in a decade or so - or sharpened one ever! I just like to learn how to select and use them properly, rather than just "having a go". Hence my interest in this thread.
Look after yourself.