Need some good quality bits?


(William Adams) #1

The Chapman Manufacturing Master Set is awesome:

(remember using a set with fondness when I was in the Air Force)

and after mentioning it on /r/BicycleGear, a company rep at: https://www.reddit.com/r/BicycleGear/comments/6ajthj/ratcheting_hex_key_set_imperial_and_metric_from_a/dho60hm/ offered up a discount code:

You can use the code “BicycleGear” for 15% off the Master Set. I usually only give codes around the holidays, so maybe that’ll persuade you to buy one :slight_smile: Here’s the link https://chapmanmfg.com/products/master-kit-5575

Unfortunately I’m not in a position to buy it (blew my discretionary funds on 10 45 and 10 more 60 degree endmills from drillman1 on eBay) — but if anyone else can make use of this, highly recommended.


(Joel Camassar) #2

Thanks so much for posting us on this forum! These little CNC’s look amazing, does anyone use them for prototyping parts in tool steel?


(William Adams) #3

You’re welcome!

I believe some folks have done that: https://www.reddit.com/r/shapeoko/comments/5pusjt/s03_carbide_can_cut_steel_possibilities_are/


(Richard Cournoyer) #4

For cutting in Steel (which is quite damaging compared to cutting aluminum) I use 1/8 and 6mm cheap cutters (not bits) from Banggood.com OR TOSAVE.com They work great ($1 for 1/8 and $3 for 6mm) I usually get a full day on a single cutter.

Here is what I made (60% steel, 40% Aluminum) My Power Hacksaw (details on my YouTube Channel)


(Phil Thien) #5

I love that power hacksaw. I’ve seen others (commercially) but none so nice.


(Joel Camassar) #6

Thanks so much for the info, I’ll have to look into one of the CNC’s for prototyping new parts. We have CNC lathes that I don’t want to take down from production to run prototypes.


(Brian) #7

Thanks will, I ordered up the master set and another small kit this morning! I’m a sucker for tools made in the USA, even if I don’t have a known need for them at the time.


(Jonathan Shockley) #8

just got mine! That’s a TINY wrench!


(Joel Camassar) #9

It’s small but mighty! Great photo!


(Griff Carpenter) #10

I think this might be like the set Will used in the Air Force, this one is USN issue, 1970.

Not proud of their condition, apparently my tool box on the workbench has a leak.