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    Anyone have experience with Spi measuring tools from Enco?
    I have never heard of them until recently, I think Enco just started advertising their products this year.

    Thanks.

  • #2
    i have used some of their tools and they are good quilty

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    • #3
      Spi

      Gregg,

      SPI has been in business for at least 35 years that I can personally vouch for. They make good quality measuring tools and the best knurling tools you will ever see. The knurling tools are the type that cut the knurl instead of deforming the material. Much less side pressure on the spindle and it's done in one pass. They are obnoxiously expensive, however.

      Jim (KB4IVH)
      Jim (KB4IVH)

      Only fools abuse their tools.

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      • #4
        Spi is good stuff,I have a few things from them, they work thats good enough for me.

        Your results may vary.

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        • #5
          SPI is Swiss Precision Instruments. They have been around since the 50's and manufacture and distribute precision tools & tooling.

          The knurling tools are by Quick, they are manufactured in Austria and are great. I picked up one a few months ago with a handful of knurls for $20.00. List is around $2200.00.
          Jim H.

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          • #6
            Not a measuring tool but an SPI trepanning tool. Works well, excellent quality and nicely finished.
            Den

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            • #7
              Originally posted by nheng
              Not a measuring tool but an SPI trepanning tool.
              True statement, but they don't make it. It's made by Valcut. I have one and like it a lot.

              SPI is headquartered in Singapore, with plants in Thailand and elsewhere. I don't think they have any plants in china (prc). They make some of the products in their catalog, but the majority are from other manufacturers. I've purchased a number of items over the years, and have always been quite pleased with the quality.
              Leigh
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              • #8
                Originally posted by nheng
                Not a measuring tool but an SPI trepanning tool. Works well, excellent quality and nicely finished.
                Den
                Do you know of any pictures or drawings for grinding one of the toolbits - I have one that I bought used (like everything I own...) and I'd like to use it but am typically too cheap to buy some toolbits for it. I know they have some fairly complex geometry.
                Largest resource on the web for Taig lathes and milling machines, www.cartertools.com

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Nick Carter
                  Do you know of any pictures or drawings for grinding one of the toolbits
                  There are drawings on the Valcut website. I wouldn't want to try it myself
                  Leigh
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                  • #10
                    I have one of the trepanning tools, too. I bought it for a job at work as I didn't want to drill 200 1 3/8" dia holes in some 4" pvc pipe for a cooling tower. It worked great on the job. I have a set of SPI parallels at work as well. They are decent, too.

                    Nice stuff....

                    Andy Pullen
                    Clausing 10x24, Sheldon 12" shaper, Clausing 8520 mill, Diacro 24" shear, Reed Prentice 14" x 34"

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