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Old 11-16-2016, 05:09 PM
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MSC had them? I missed them then. Graingers may have them too, but their website is hard to navigate. Like you have to write Jobber length carbide tipped drill bits or screw machine drill bits, real picky navigation. Sometimes I just call them. It's like looking for zippers under Z and finding them under I instead for Interlocking slide fasteners. I've seen screws under fasteners too, that was the
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Old 11-16-2016, 06:52 PM
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Yep I found them at MSC. It was not cheap. I think the pilot and the counterbore together was $130. I only bought the one for quarter-inch Corby bolts since that's the only size I use. I'm sure it will be worth it though, I bought a new step drill for the last pearl handle I worked with and I wouldn't use that same step drill on another piece of pearl. That step drill was $24.
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Old 11-18-2016, 05:07 PM
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I have "Big Book" that I forgot I even had. It is much easier for me to thumb through paper unless like you say you know the exact term or part number. If I remember correctly, I just went online and requested a catalog and one was sent to me. It might have cost $5. I don't remember. The great thing about MSC, they ship in one day. I ordered on Monday and got the counterbore on Wednesday.
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Old 04-03-2018, 02:04 AM
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Thank you, MSC is one very handy book and, as youmention, give great service!

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