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    I am looking for small transparent plastic tubes with a solid and and removable cap, or removable caps for both end. I want them to organize and label all of my reamers. Sizes would be 1/4", 1/2" & 3/4" diameters.
    I have looked on-line for them assuming they would be everywhere for hobbyists for for packaging for beads, etc..
    I have not had any luck. I tried calling some of the companies on-line but they require bulk purchases (1,000+) of every size I need. Any help for inexpensive tubes, or how about an alternative?
    I have already done the internet searches so I am looking for someone with personal experience in buying the tubes in less than 1000 qty per case.
    Duke Reno / Yankee Metallic Metalcraft

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    Small Parts Inc

    I've obtained the tubes and caps from there, and they have been satisfactory. Weren't too bad on cost.

    They also have the network plastic tubes that expand to fit.
    1601

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    Hashim Khan

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    • #3
      For smaller tubing, there is a SOUR powdered candy that is sold at our local gas stations that is sold in plastic tubes of different links. The bottom of the tubes is pinched off and it comes with a stopper. It would like hold anything under 3/8" in diameter.

      Like you mentioned, trying to find small tubing such as this is tough.

      TMT

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      • #4
        For all things plastic at great prices this is the place they have the tubes in all dia you want you have to cut to length but its the price that counts. anything in the line of plastics, labware sheet goods or what ever this is your one stop.
        http://www.usplastic.com/catalog/default.asp


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        Been there, probally broke it doing that

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        • #5
          <font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by PTSideshow:
          For all things plastic at great prices this is the place... </font>
          What place? Was there supposed to be a link?
          Duke Reno / Yankee Metallic Metalcraft

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          • #6
            tubes
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            • #7
              Check this out

              http://www.brownells.com/aspx/NS/sto...UPLASTIC+TUBES

              John B
              John B

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              • #8
                <font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by Evan:
                tubes</font>
                Thanks Evan. I called ClearTec twice. The first time they never returned my message. The second time a very rude salesman said my order (50 tubes of each size) was too small, and could not refer me to a distributor for smaller orders.
                Duke Reno / Yankee Metallic Metalcraft

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                • #9
                  I don't know about the US,but here special character buttons(the things little kids have on their clothing )come in dandy little tubes,9-10"long,and about3/4"diameter.Check a sewing shop,or ask your wife where to look .They may sellor give you a few,or at least know where you could get a few.
                  Or a larger engineering shop might have the tubes that large drills come in.But they might be a bit too large.

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                  • #10
                    I tried finding a source a few months back but ended up going to Brownells. Sinclair Int. also has a selection. I use them for die stems and sliding chambers, comparison rounds, drills, cutters, reamers, just about anything round I want protected.

                    GWP

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                    • #11
                      YM;

                      Try TAP plastics on Auburn blvd in Sacto:

                      916-481-7584

                      They may have tubes in 6' lengths, along with the end caps.....

                      Good luck, Jim

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                      • #12
                        http://www.usplastic.com/catalog/default.asp

                        Is the link that didn't link from earlier post was away doing emergency plumbing work at parents house. Imagine the Appliance saleman lied to two seniors about the guy delievering the stuff would do all hook ups (NOT)
                        Now around here because of the Liability insurance only the driver is allowed inside the house. Must be hell with a large fridge or they have really strong drivers. LOL

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                        Glen
                        Been there, probally broke it doing that
                        Glen
                        Been there, probably broke it, doing that!
                        I am not a lawyer, and never played one on TV!
                        All the usual and standard disclaimers apply. Do not try this at home, use only as directed, No warranties express or implied, for the intended use or the suggested uses, Wear safety glasses, closed course, professionals only

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                        • #13
                          <font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by Daminer:
                          Try TAP plastics, Jim</font>
                          Hey Jim, That sounds like the ticket. By the way, I sent you a phone call regarding the tooling.

                          Duke Reno / Yankee Metallic Metalcraft

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                          • #14
                            McMaster-Carr http://www.mcmaster.com has a large selection on page 1418 of their catalog. Sizes from 0.28" to 2.55" OD, sold in 3-foot lengths. The 0.28" x 3 foot is $0.63 each. They also have caps.

                            Enter 1418 in the search box on the left-hand panel to bring up the catalog page.

                            [edit] correction - they're 4-foot lengths, not 3.

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                            • #15
                              The subject of reamer storage has been discussed before. Check out:

                              http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//Fo...ML/005942.html

                              Paul A.
                              Paul A.

                              Make it fit.
                              You can't win and there is a penalty for trying!

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