Where to buy 3mm/ 3.2mm end mills in UK

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adz2383
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Where to buy 3mm/ 3.2mm end mills in UK

Post by adz2383 » Tue Aug 12, 2014 1:47 pm

Hi All,

I'm struggling to find a decent supplier to buy 3mm/ 3.2mm end mills in UK.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated

Cheers

Adz

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Re: Where to buy 3mm/ 3.2mm end mills in UK

Post by WillAdams » Tue Aug 12, 2014 2:12 pm

There are a couple of European vendors listed here: http://www.shapeoko.com/wiki/index.php/ ... #End_mills

The only UK-specific listing is an eBay shop: http://stores.ebay.co.uk/SUPERWORKSHOP-BITBITWORLD

I'd love to have enough to split things out geographically --- might be some of the specialty vendors carry endmills as well.
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adz2383
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Re: Where to buy 3mm/ 3.2mm end mills in UK

Post by adz2383 » Tue Aug 12, 2014 3:35 pm

Thanks for that- although it would seem that the 'UK based' ebay guys are in fact based in China! lol

Cheers

Adz

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Re: Where to buy 3mm/ 3.2mm end mills in UK

Post by tuxsoft » Wed Sep 24, 2014 7:13 am

Although I am in South Africa, I am using toosl from http://www.sherwood-tools.co.uk/ for example Part no SHR-161-6060K thats a 3mm 4fl carbide end mill, prices here are good as well. Hope this helps

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Re: Where to buy 3mm/ 3.2mm end mills in UK

Post by deezee » Tue Nov 04, 2014 1:36 pm

I just got some bits from Sorotec in Germany (website has button for English language). Shipping was £7, but i did get a mini bag of haribo and storage case with the order. Shipping was about 2-3 days.

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Re: Where to buy 3mm/ 3.2mm end mills in UK

Post by dave_the_nerd » Wed Nov 05, 2014 2:21 am

adz2383 wrote:Thanks for that- although it would seem that the 'UK based' ebay guys are in fact based in China! lol

Cheers

Adz
Very much so. But this is increasingly true across the board. (or the pond, as the case may be.)

I ordered a fistful of 3.175mm end mills from china - came in about a week, and the price was alright. I kinda doubt postal service to the UK would be any worse than it is to the US.

...right?
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