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New source for tool steel


#1

I am kicking myself for not looking harder sooner, and at the same
time I’m quite relieved to have found this place. I simply thought
that since I found similar prices at at least six or seven places
over the years, that that’s just the way it was and nothing to be
done about it. Tool steel was expensive and had just about doubled
over the last five years or so, and it was expensive everywhere,
period. So I was literally in shock when I saw the prices from this
’new’ place, Amtek

http://tinyurl.com/yjn9676

I had to call and make sure this was real, prices about 60% of what
I was used to paying, and less than half of what you can pay without
trying very hard for a certain brand at a certain place. I’m
shocked, I tell you, shocked !. I’ll be trying it out very soon. I
already asked where it comes from (Pennsylvania) and will also ask
about hardness. Would it be too much to ask if it was more fully
annealed than what I’m used to ?.. (we already went over that
topic ).

Dar
www.sheltech.net


#2

For anyone in the UK, my local source of tool steel - silver steel
and ground flat stock - is very hard to beat and they have no
minimum order. Have a look here http://tinyurl.com/yz8z6um

Usual disclaimers - just a very satisfied customer…

Ian
Ian W. Wright
Sheffield UK


#3

Thanks for offering a source for us UK folk Ian… but I can’t get the
internet to find that link. Any chance of some other way to find
them?

Prue


#4

I have another Sheffield tool steel supplier that I use for gauge
plate to make RT blanking dies (I always think that sounds like I am
altering a swear word!)

http://www.ground-flat-stock.co.uk/stock.php

Don’t know how they compare on prices but they do Metric as well as
Imperial thicknesses

Regards Tim Blades.


#5
Thanks for offering a source for us UK folk Ian.. but I can't get
the internet to find that link. Any chance of some other way to find
them? 

Try http://www.toolsteels.co.uk/

Ian