Bit Life: How long should a cutting bit last

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Re: Bit Life: How long should a cutting bit last

Post by bengtec » Tue Jun 09, 2015 6:04 am

Thanks for all of your input, I'll have a look at drillman, I have looked before and realise that is probably one of the best suppliers, but the thought of the shipping and import charges had put me off. Its a shame there doesnt seem to be a decent uk supplier, at least not one that makes the process easy
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Re: Bit Life: How long should a cutting bit last

Post by Georgei » Tue Jun 09, 2015 10:33 am

bengtec wrote:Its a shame there doesnt seem to be a decent uk supplier, at least not one that makes the process easy
Hi,

I order regularly cutters from here: http://www.drill-service.co.uk/

and here: http://www.frezycnc.eu/

The first one is in UK the second one in Poland.

Very happy with both of them.


George

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Re: Bit Life: How long should a cutting bit last

Post by WillAdams » Tue Jun 09, 2015 11:17 am

FWIW, the latter was on the wiki. Added the former to the other UK listing at:

http://www.shapeoko.com/wiki/index.php/Vendors#UK
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Re: Bit Life: How long should a cutting bit last

Post by bengtec » Tue Jun 09, 2015 7:40 pm

Georgei wrote:
bengtec wrote:Its a shame there doesnt seem to be a decent uk supplier, at least not one that makes the process easy
Hi,

I order regularly cutters from here: http://www.drill-service.co.uk/

and here: http://www.frezycnc.eu/

The first one is in UK the second one in Poland.

Very happy with both of them.


George
Thanks, its good to know there is a wide selection available there, they (http://www.drill-service.co.uk/) look more expensive than most other options though
Ben
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Re: Bit Life: How long should a cutting bit last

Post by Georgei » Tue Jun 09, 2015 8:12 pm

WillAdams wrote:look more expensive than most other options though
Their prices depend not on the size (alone) but how common the size of the cutter is.

Common sizes (3mm, 1/8", 6mm, 1/4" etc) are cheaper than the other sizes.

I often use the Routfish cutters - http://www.drill-service.co.uk/Product. ... 0&Tool=214

They are £3.81 each. Not as cheap as the Chinese but the quality is much better.

George

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Re: Bit Life: How long should a cutting bit last

Post by bengtec » Tue Jun 09, 2015 8:29 pm

Guess i was looking in the wrong place then! when i searched for bits of 1/8" diameter they were all over £7 each. It seems that you need to know exactly what you are looking for to find it ... i don't know exactly what i'm looking for!
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