It’s Like Christmas

Here’s the result of a lot of small ebay auctions last week… Our office manager gave me quite a look when she walked in with no fewer than seven flat rate US Postal Service boxes for me today.  My goal is to avoid buying more cheap Chinese tooling, and seek out good deals on high quality stuff on eBay.  So far, so good!  This should represent a significant upgrade and expansion of my tooling for the mill, all bought for dimes on the dollar.

Inventory of the haul:


  • 0.001″ 0.250 travel dial indicator


  • 0.0005″ 0.500″ travel digital indicator


  • Deburring tools – Qty 2

Fullerton Tool (USA-made) carbide endmills, 4 flute:

  • 3/32″ x 3/8″ x 1-1/2″
  • 1/8″ x 1/2″ x 1-1/2″
  • 3/16″ x 5/8″ x 2″
  • 1/4″ x 3/4″ x 2-1/2″
  • 5/16″ x 7/8″ x 2-1/2″
  • 3/8″ x 1″ x 2-1/2″
  • 1/2″ x 1″ x 3″

Garr Tool (USA-made):

  • 1/2″  endmill (carbide, TiAlN coated)

Melin Tool (USA-made):

  • 1/8″ radius roundover (HSS, TiAlN coated)
  • 1/8″ radius roundover (HSS)

ATRAX  (USA-made)

  • 3/8″ x 4″ 4fl ball end (carbide) – Qty 4
  • 3/8″ x 2-1/2″ 4fl ball end (carbide)
  • 1/2″ x 2-1/2″ 4fl endmill (carbide)
  • 5/8″ x 3-1/2″ 3fl ball end (carbide)

Greenfield Industries/Putnam (USA-made)

  • 5/16 x 3-1/2″ 2fl double endmill (HSS, TiAlN coated)
  • 3/8 x 3-1/2″ 2fl double endmill (HSS, TiAlN coated)
  • 5/8″ x 4″ 2fl endmill (HSS, TiAlN coated)

Cleveland Twist Drill (USA-made)

  • 5/8″ x 3-3/4 non-center cutting roughing endmill – Qty 2


  • 3/8″ x 3″ 4fl ball end (carbide, TiAlN coated)

Metal Removal

  • 5/8″ x 3″ 3fl ball end

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