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    Lives in Lincoln UK, United Kingdom. Last Activity: 3 Weeks Ago Has been a member for 0-1 years. Has a total post count of 11.
    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.

    Cheers

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    Lives in East Lothian, United Kingdom. Last Activity: 6 Hours Ago Has been a member for 9-10 years. Has a total post count of 1,869. Received thanks 197 times, giving thanks to others 5 times.
    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.
    Avoiding the rubbish customer service from AluminiumWarehouse since July '13.

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    I use these for most jobs; https://www.toolstation.com/shop/Pow...er+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.
    Last edited by EddyCurrent; 3 Weeks Ago at 11:52 PM.
    Spelling mistakes are not intentional, I only seem to see them some time after I've posted

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    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.
    project 1 , 2, Dust Shoe ...

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