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    Default Your favourite tooling supplier

    It was suggested that we have an easily accessible thread where people can list their favourite metal working tooling supplier.

    Most of this information is already somewhere on the forum in one of the many threads about purchasing tooling, but to have it all in one thread would, I agree be rather handy.

    So, here it is, a "sticky" thread, where you can put up a link to your favourite tool supplier and explain what it is that this supplier sells and perhaps what you find good about them.

    I'll kick it off with a few where I have bought tooling, multiple times in some cases.

    CDCO

    Good range of tooling, Frank usually answers emails quickly. Best way to order for those not in the US is to send Frank an email with your requirements. He'll come back to you with a cost and the cost of postage. He uses the USPS Flat Rate boxes and is only too willing to work with you to fill it to weight/size capacity!

    CTC Tools

    Good range of tooling, mainly for milling. Good source for ER collets and chucks, wide range of arbors.
    He appears to have set up another company as well
    eBay My World - anytools2010

    Be aware that it is usually cheaper to buy from his website than through his Ebay site.


    Victor Machinery

    Extensive range of taps, dies, drill bits, you name it. Postage tends to be a bit on the high side as they won't use Flat Rate boxes, but they will quote you. Each time they have quoted me a postage amount, the actual amount they charged was lower, eg last order they quoted me $US73 (almost didn't place the order, but needed it) final postage cost was $US50 (go figure!)

    McJing

    Local (Sydney) supplier, extensive range, quick courteous service, generally not as cheap as US suppliers.


    Onlineseller

    Very similar to CTC Tools, sometimes cheaper, sometimes dearer. Also ex HongKong with reasonable postage costs and quick delivery.

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    www.taiwantool.com.tw
    an alternative for lathe and milling tool holders
    Last edited by Big Shed; 29th Dec 2010 at 04:52 PM. Reason: Removed warning re minimum order-no longer necessary

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    Asteg on Torrens Road in Adelaide. You pay Oz prices but you get to see what you are buying, the guys are really helpful and if you have any issues (rare) you can talk to them face to face over the counter. Plus it helps that the guy I deal with is an unrepentant rev-head like me.

    From time to time I deal with General Tools where I got my lathes, nice guys to deal with and a good range of kit.

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    Tools for cheap lots of Southbend stuff US based

    Shars US based huge array of tools and stuff ,also have an outlet in China. Ebay store "discount _machine"

    RDG Tools UK Myford stuff ,but also many other tooling supplies

    RHRTools UK Myford stuff but not exclusively

    Chronos Lots of good stuff

    ARC Eurotrade more good stuff

    Kev
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    Quote Originally Posted by Woodlee View Post
    Shars US based huge array of tools and stuff ,also have an outlet in China. Ebay store "machinetool"

    Kev
    I couldn't find the eBay seller 'machinetool'
    I've shopped from Shars using the eBay seller 'discount_machine'

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    putting a page up that has links to tool suppliers was not a good idea...

    god help me when she reads the credit card statement

    who's stupid idea was this....

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    Here are a few I have deal with recently.

    SYDNEY TOOLS

    CARBA-TEC - Woodworking Tools and Woodworking Machines

    Arbortech

    TradeTools Direct - Serious Tools...Seriously Discounted!

    Vermec

    Oops, some of them don't do metalworking tools.
    Cliff.
    ...if all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail...

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    This guy is located in Shepparton

    eBay Seller: 3415len: Cutting Tools, Consumables, Other Metalworking Supplies items on eBay Australia

    Chronos UK

    Good range of metal working gear, very reasonable delivery charges (via International Courier)

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    Quote Originally Posted by snowyskiesau View Post
    I couldn't find the eBay seller 'machinetool'
    I've shopped from Shars using the eBay seller 'discount_machine'

    Yup stoopidme , "discount_ machine" it is ,
    sorry about the herring .
    Have fixed it now.

    Kev
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    Thanks for the Information.
    Have dealt with 3415len & dezza001 and found them very good.

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    Hey Fred,

    How long has Redenbach been in Shepparton.
    Last dealing I had with him; he was in First Ave, Broadford.
    It would be nice if he was so close.

    Ken

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toggy View Post
    Hey Fred,

    How long has Redenbach been in Shepparton.
    Last dealing I had with him; he was in First Ave, Broadford.
    It would be nice if he was so close.

    Ken
    Sorry Ken, just call me Al, my memory said Shepparton but you're correct, it is Broadford

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    hi do u know the email address for cdco

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    I don't know if it's my imagination, but McJing's prices seem to be going inverse to the strength of the Aussie dollar. I have bought some stuff from them over the years but recently had a lot of trouble finding anything I could vaguely consider even fair value. Maybe it's just me?

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