Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Where besides MSC

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Where besides MSC

    Ok, now that Enco is kaput, and MSC has really ticked me off. Where to go.

    Case in point, I need an drill chuck arbor, Enco would have given me 3-4 options; cheep import to Albrecht. I tried McMaster Carr, they only list one option $20, I don't know if it's a cheap import from India or a quality brand.

    Where do you guys go for selection and prices.

    Thanks
    Mike Hunter

    www.mikehunterrestorations.com

  • #2
    Originally posted by Mike Hunter View Post
    I tried McMaster Carr, they only list one option $20, I don't know if it's a cheap import from India or a quality brand.


    Thanks
    It's a cheap import. I bought a couple of them a few months ago. But then again so are a lot of other items I've gotten from McMaster in the last year or so. Disappointing to say the least when you have no way of knowing before hand.

    Comment


    • #3
      Well, HSM forum sponsor Victor Machinery Exchange is a place to check first. I've purchased from VME a couple of times now, most recently buying selections of the remaining machine files Victor offers/ed. I was pleased.

      (I will twist the knife yet again to recommend NOT buying from Travers.)

      What kinds of goods do you have in mind?

      .

      Comment


      • #4
        Highpower. Does McMaster respond to requests to identify Country of Origin, perhaps even disclose Mfr/Brand on request?

        .

        Comment


        • #5
          Eddie

          Yes I’ve used Victor in the past, mostly for specialty taps.
          Kinda looking for a place like Enco, where I can have a selection, like the drill arbor, Enco had them starting at $8 for the cheap import all the way to Albrecht at $45, and several in between Jacobs for $14 etc.

          I like Starrett pin punches esp. in 1/16 & 1/8, use to buy them by the box from Enco, Same with Nicolson files. Enco had some very good 3/8 dovetail cutters, made in Japan, not super cheap but a good value.

          MSC has P me off, with these flakey “Deals” I want to support a smaller company, as long as they have selection and pricing.
          Mike Hunter

          www.mikehunterrestorations.com

          Comment


          • #6
            MariTool and Western Tool & Supply are my go-to places since Enco's demise. Both offer superb customer service. Western's prices are surprisingly good, as if I am getting the discount that I would have gotten from MSC had I been a mega-volume customer, which I am not.

            Comment


            • #7
              Hi,

              Check Amazon. They often have a range of quality/price to choose from.

              Much of my tool and tooling purchases are going there now.

              Dalee
              If you think you understand what is going on, you haven't been paying attention.

              Comment


              • #8
                You can try KBC Tools............. just watch out for the crap made in India. They like to slip that stuff in sometimes.

                JL...............

                Comment


                • #9
                  Local to me, and who I deal with is T&S Tool & Supply. I quit with Enco and the other mail order houses long ago, when I need something, their prices are competitive and they offer a choice between import and made in USA.

                  You will be dealing with a real person on the phone who is knowledgeable about tooling, not an order taker. I have no affiliation, just a satisfied customer.

                  http://www.tstool.com/default.aspx?p...rpages/map.htm
                  Jim H.

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    Production tool is really good.

                    http://www.pts-tools.com/cgi/CGP2HOME

                    Most of the suppliers are selling Asian crap now, the better ones still sell the good stuff.
                    The shortest distance between two points is a circle of infinite diameter.

                    Bluewater Model Engineering Society at https://sites.google.com/site/bluewatermes/

                    Southwestern Ontario. Canada

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      A couple more...

                      Travers Tool
                      KBC
                      Amazon
                      Mike
                      Central Ohio, USA

                      Comment


                      • #12
                        Isn't Travers part of MSC

                        Comment


                        • #13
                          I really like Penn Tool out of New Jersey.

                          http://www.penntoolco.com/

                          I also really like KBC tools.

                          http://www.kbctools.com/

                          --Doozer
                          DZER

                          Comment


                          • #14
                            I'm still getting MSC flyers like always with the Enco logo on it and prices to match, got one 3 days ago.

                            Comment


                            • #15
                              Originally posted by ken View Post
                              Isn't Travers part of MSC
                              No. Maybe you're thinking of J&L which MSC purchased.
                              Mike
                              Central Ohio, USA

                              Comment

                              Working...
                              X