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Offline Alyn Foundry

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Carbide insert supplier in the UK.
« on: April 27, 2020, 04:05:41 PM »
Good afternoon.

I've just " tatered " my last insert.

My little boring bar is years old, possibly Sumitomo with the suffix.

     BBPT-508R612

Can anyone help me source some replacement inserts? My first " port of call " was eBay but with no joy.

Cheers Graham.

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Re: Carbide insert supplier in the UK.
« Reply #1 on: April 27, 2020, 04:15:05 PM »
have you got  a pic of the hinsert or what's left of it

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« Reply #2 on: April 27, 2020, 04:17:48 PM »
Yes that is a Sumitomo bar.

Is it the 6mm diameter boring bar with the triangular tips?

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« Reply #3 on: April 27, 2020, 04:41:43 PM »
Hi Both, thanks for the prompt response.

My ancient iPad can't give me a good picture Jason.

Yes Jo, it's a 6mm bar with 6mm per side triangular tips.

My supply of tips has been dwindling for some time and a " blind " bore caught me off guard!

Cheers Graham.

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« Reply #4 on: April 27, 2020, 04:44:00 PM »
Is it one of these from Chronos?

[https://www.chronos.ltd.uk/product/miniature-ccmt-selpr-boring-tool/]

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« Reply #5 on: April 27, 2020, 05:25:17 PM »
6mm edge triangle would be something like TCMT 06T1 if it is held on with a screw.

« Last Edit: April 27, 2020, 05:38:38 PM by Jasonb »

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« Reply #6 on: April 27, 2020, 07:51:57 PM »
If it looks like this one then I had Jenny at JB Tools looking for one for me for years, they don't turn up often on the second hand market she never came across any :disappointed:

I discovered that Eric had a couple of boxes in his hoardings  :stickpoke: and that is where mine came from. I am hoping those 10 tips I acquired from him will out last me  ;)

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« Reply #7 on: April 27, 2020, 08:12:57 PM »
looks like Cutwell do them but with the smaller 0.2mm corner radius rather than the 0.4mm that Jo has, smaller rad is probably a better bet on a small insert anyway.

https://www.cutwel.co.uk/lathe-tools/iso-turning-inserts-and-tool-holders/carbide-turning-inserts/tb-carbide-turning-inserts/tbgt-l-pc9030-carbide-turning-inserts-for-stainless-steel-korloy-medium-to-finishing

Though it should take TCMT as well which are more common

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« Reply #8 on: April 27, 2020, 08:26:10 PM »
Hi Jo.

Thanks for your detailed response, I had a feeling they might be a rare commodity on the second hand market.

Thanks again Jason, is that 8+ per tip?  :o

Thanks Rod, Chronos didn't have what I needed either.

I've messaged a supplier on eBay, I'll keep y'all posted....  :ThumbsUp:

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« Reply #9 on: April 27, 2020, 08:30:21 PM »
I've used this guy a few times, worth asking him if these will fit as 20 a box is a nicer sum to pay

https://www.jurassictools.com/store/product/x10-turning-inserts-sandvik-tcmt-06t102-kf-h13a-new

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« Reply #10 on: April 27, 2020, 08:58:25 PM »
Make sure you get Sumitomo tips Graham, we tried others  :ShakeHead:

You will be paying more than 10 per tip  :toilet_claw:

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« Reply #11 on: April 28, 2020, 03:10:24 AM »
I have purchased Sumitomo inserts from Bass Tool in Texas, not sure I if they would ship over seas though.
www.basstool.com

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« Reply #12 on: April 28, 2020, 11:28:45 AM »
Thanks again All.

A very helpful man called Del emailed me this morning, after following up some Sandvic tips I found on eBay yesterday.

Like Jo, he didn't recommend other types but did provide a link to the Sumitomo guide book.

Jo's picture shows the part number required plus another part number too, superseded number perhaps?

Who would have thought sourcing an insert could be so complicated??

Cheers Graham.


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« Reply #13 on: April 30, 2020, 12:44:44 PM »
Mission accomplished....

My 1000th post is to thank all that helped, 10 genuine Sumitomo tips @ 3.00 each are now on a slow boat from China.

That little job will have to wait a little longer!

Cheers Graham.

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« Reply #14 on: April 30, 2020, 01:52:14 PM »
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Can we have the link?

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« Reply #15 on: April 30, 2020, 04:01:27 PM »
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Can we have the link?

Jo

With pleasure....   :)

https://tinyurl.com/y8476y42

And yes.... I did a sneaky offer and got them for 30.00.... ;)

Cheers Graham.

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« Reply #16 on: May 06, 2020, 09:16:06 AM »
Thanks for that Graham,

My supplier finally got back to me with a confirmation that he has a box of left hand ones and two right hand ones but wants to keep those as they fit his Keiser boring bars  :wallbang: So I brought a box for myself from your Fleabay source  :)

I seem to recall Nigel Kelley sold those tips for 7 each when he went to the Model Engineering show back in the early 90's which is why I only purchased 2 tips at the time: I now have 19 spares  8)

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« Reply #17 on: May 06, 2020, 12:12:26 PM »
You're welcome Jo.   :)

It's taken me nigh on 30 years to get to the end of 3 boxes! This order should see me right for another 10!!

There's bigger boring going on at the moment....  ;)

Cheers Graham.

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« Reply #18 on: May 12, 2020, 04:03:37 PM »
Happy days, months years even?

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« Reply #19 on: May 12, 2020, 04:47:09 PM »
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So not long and I might get mine

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« Reply #20 on: May 19, 2020, 12:22:41 PM »
Mine have arrived as well   :cheers:

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« Reply #21 on: May 19, 2020, 04:12:35 PM »
Mine have arrived as well   :cheers:

Jo

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