ctc tools in hong kong have pretty good ones at sensible prices. My
leadwell vmc uses bt30 and they dont come up on ebay etc too often.
Shame to have to import from the far east but needs must!
I had ordered one a couple of days ago from the company Wayne suggested, CTC
in Hong Kong, very dubious on what I will get, but worth a try.
Theres plenty of new stuff around, and ordered a few from various sources,
just hoped there would be more used ones about, saves setting time if you
just leave the cutters in a group for a particular job.
Wayne is also right, its for a Bridgeport ATC machine, I forgot to mention
Gloster tooling are able to supply me with a BT30 that takes DA collets,
something I have loads of !!! so will give that a go as well, but its not
cheap. hence looking for used ones
So far the stuff I have bought from CTC has been good, I'm using it
commercially and frankly it's been better than a lot of UK sourced stuff
I have loads of their ER16 parallel shank holders now, I use them on the
cnc lathes. and they just work day in day out.
Also used a lot of their inserts, mainly the polished grades for
aluminium cutting. Work great and a fraction of cost in the UK.
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