View Full Version : FOR SALE: Cheap source for couplers

07-11-2007, 01:27 PM
There is a site in the usa called http://www.buildyourcnc.com which sells some parts. With the great exchange rate I got four lovejoy couplers for around 5.50 each delivered. He has a selection of shaft sizes.

The site is also a great resource as it has videos outlining the building process.

Lee Roberts
07-11-2007, 07:12 PM
Yea i'v been looking at that site last few days, i can get some alittle cheaper. Also thinking about making my own now. The vids are a nice touch tho his methods of doing things are a bit loose if you know what i mean. Clamping stuff, drill strate holes and so on, nice guy tho !

10-11-2007, 06:54 AM
Where can you get couplers cheaper. ive looked everywhere for similar to the Lovejoy couplers hes selling and the cheapest is 11 each before shipping.

What I did get from his site is the use of cross dowels with mdf. Ive never been able to join mdf successfully until I used cross dowels.

16-02-2008, 12:23 PM
Try RS Components the prices there are not bad and you can purchase as per your needs. Like one side 7mm the other 10mm

Lee Roberts
19-02-2008, 05:37 AM
Lovejoy are imho...crapola. I have 2 of their products and they are like jelly. Are we talking oranges and apples...maybe....Mine are 2 forks on the coupling and four lobes on the sandwiched coupling....rubber on the one's I have is too soft...Hydraulic hose seems attractive by comparison.

Thanks for the heads up on the lovejoys, i was going to get some but now you have said that i'm going for some of the Oldham Couplings, MD sells them on the bay: Link ebay.co.uk......... (http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=310022737408&ssPageName=STRK:MEBI:IT&ih=021)

Thanks for the other links, on the other post. didnt even think to try searching ebay in other countries.