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post #1 of (permalink) Old 12-21-2002, 08:32 PM Thread Starter
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OT: Carbide bits

I'm looking for some new carbide bits for my mini die grinder (1/4" collet I think) for porting. The two I have (one rounded to a point and the other a plain cylinder shape) which are the most common are starting to miss quite a few teeth. I guess I've abused them too much but I did get a lot of use out of them. I overheated them last time I ground on something made out of cast iron. I don't remember where I bought them but I paid $25-30 for them each.


Anyway, I think I'm going to try porting some cylinder heads sometime over Winter Break. In my experience, stones are best used for polishing and not porting. So, I need to find some new carbide bits that aren't missing a bunch of teeth so I can get rid of the chatter and not booger anything up.

Where do you guys get yours? I'm sure Jason the Mascot knows where to get some. [img]images/graemlins/cool.gif[/img] I don't have a Harbor Freight or Northern Hydraulic catalog anymore.

I better quit before the alcohol starts talking.
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Re: OT: Carbide bits

I doubt Harbor Freight has anything worth bothing with.

Of all places, try a welding supply shop - where they sell
welders, gas, grinders etc.
They usually have them or know where to get QUALITY burrs
and cutters.
Or a call to a regular machine shop, not automotive, - they
usually are helpful - they'll tell you where they get their
cutters.
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