View Full Version : Where to Buy Endmills

20-12-2017, 05:12 PM
Hi all

I'm just starting out on my path to being a CNC noob and wondered where people get their tooling from and what tooling they recommend to start out with. I have a Sieg X2 and intend to cut Delrin and Acetal so am thinking that 2 flute un coated carbide would be good; I just need to know where the cheapest place to get them is so that I can destroy a few without cringing too much.

I also I want a 3 jaw self centering lathe chuck with soft jaws and wondered where the best place to get them from is.


20-12-2017, 07:24 PM
I use APT for common stuff - https://www.shop-apt.co.uk/

Although if you want anything delivered before Christmas, you'll need to order before 12 tomorrow, as they shut until the 3rd.

20-12-2017, 11:50 PM
I use these for most jobs; https://www.toolstation.com/shop/Power+Tool+Accessories/d80/Router+Bits/sd2579
It's best to use a lead-in move with these because they are not ideal for vertical plunging, the carbide cutting edges do not meet in the middle on the end.

Boyan Silyavski
21-12-2017, 12:31 AM
China. Banggood.

They have the basic stuff at unbeatable prices. And what was not valid a couple of years ago, now is: they are top notch.