Best online US source for cutting tools

Hi, looking for a good USA based online source for good quality
cutting tools like coated sub-micrograin solid carbide end mills,
pre-ground carbide lathe bits, drills, boring heads, T-slot cutters,
counterbores, polishing supplies and so on. Reasonable price is good,
but need good quality, service and depth of stock.
I *don't* want to deal with McMaster-Carr for various reasons, one of
which is that they almost always hide the real manufacturer and full
specs, which I like to control, and I'd prefer something a little
better than what I think KBC and Enco carry.
Any suggestions? We're in the process of equipping a couple of
prototype shops so we will be needing a fair bit of that kind of
stuff.
Best regards,
Spehro Pefhany
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Spehro Pefhany
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Enco was accquired by MSC, and I think J&L has been also. I've had good experience with both MSC and J&L, though my dealings with J&L were before they were accquired by MSC.
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Don Foreman
J&L Industrial.
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Ignoramus17370
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is worth looking into.
Mike
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Mike Henry
I like J&L. Same company as MSC and enco but they carry a bit better qualtiy line on several items. With a business name and account on file, they give 25% off on any order of five or more items if you ask for the discount.
karl
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Karl Townsend
Cool! Thanks for the tip. I can give J&L some business right away.
Lakeshore looks interesting too.
Thanks, guys.
Best regards, Spehro Pefhany
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Spehro Pefhany
I can tell you that most metalworking businesses in Chicagoland, whose liquidations I attended, buy a lot of cutting tools from J&L, and misc. doodads from McMaster.
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Ignoramus17370
On Fri, 28 Mar 2008 20:37:28 -0500, with neither quill nor qualm, "Karl Townsend" quickly quoth:
Sounds like a helluva deal! How are their prices? IE, does the 25% discount bring them in line with others selling the same brands?
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Larry Jaques
Nice to know, Karl. I had gotten 25% discounts before on "specials" but I didn't know they would give if just for the asking.
Bob Swinney
I like J&L. Same company as MSC and enco but they carry a bit better qualtiy line on several items. With a business name and account on file, they give 25% off on any order of five or more items if you ask for the discount.
karl
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Robert Swinney

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