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Old 04-26-2017, 04:23 PM
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I'm looking for a source of less expensive small ball nose bits (1/16 to 3/16). I have some things I want to try and I figure there will be chances of breaking bits. After I get things figured out I'll buy some nice ones. Some of what I'll be cutting is hardwoods and I'm not that up to date on the chip loads. I cut sheet goods almost exclusively. Any suggestion on whether to use up cut or down cut?
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Old 04-26-2017, 04:42 PM
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I've been getting my smaller bits from this ebay seller for a few years now . Good prices , fast shipping , and the bits themselves are pretty good .

http://stores.ebay.com/CARBIDE-PLUS/...=p4634.c0.m322
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Old 04-26-2017, 05:18 PM
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I'm looking for a source of less expensive small ball nose bits (1/16 to 3/16). I have some things I want to try and I figure there will be chances of breaking bits. After I get things figured out I'll buy some nice ones. Some of what I'll be cutting is hardwoods and I'm not that up to date on the chip loads. I cut sheet goods almost exclusively. Any suggestion on whether to use up cut or down cut?
Less expensive than what ??
Need something to compare to.

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Old 04-26-2017, 09:28 PM
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Most name brand 1/8" ballnose run from $24 to $35 and up. I found a YONICO brand on ebay for $14.95. Even if I did get one of the name brand bits and broke one it's not the end of the world. I just figured I could get two for the price of one for practice.
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Old 04-26-2017, 09:36 PM
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Brian,
Try Oberg Brothers.
http://www.obergbrothers.net/

Talk to anyone and tell them what you're looking for.

I know mine are much less expensive than that and really good quality.
Look in the Harvey Tool catalog.
http://www.harveytool.com/secure/con...oolCatalog.pdf

I don't have my item numbers or prices as I'm out of town but I'll be back in a few weeks,,,, I post the info then.
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