Cutter bits for Holex trepanning tool?
I recently was high bidder on a Holex trepanning tool. It came with some chipped carbide cutters, so need to get some new ones. The tool box came with some empty envelopes that the cutters came in, and they are from the Custanite Corp, 1200 Utica Ave. Brooklyn, New York, 11203, but there is no phone# or website listed.
So, does anyone have a lead on this company, or another company that makes these cutters?
Do they use the same cutters as Valcut? I have used Holex in the pasted but can't remember what the cutter looks like. I have a valcut now. Post a photo.
Holex cutters (at least for the models I've seen) are definitely not compatible with Valcut cutters, as stock. I imagine you could machine your own cutter blocks that fit on the larger Holex arbor arms and took Valcut cutters.
I think Holex has been merged/acquired into the Hoffman Group, but their website doesn't have diddly about the Holex product line. The couple of distributors I checked say "limited quantities" or "no longer available" (or an equivalent) so this may be a recently orphaned product. (Before you ask, the distributors didn't have replacement cutters, just full kits.)
I have the big Hoffman Book, they are like our MSC or whatever, even though they dont have cool stuff like babitt and metals, they have all sorts a tools. Im gonna have a look right now...
Ok they have Holex Core drilling machines and Bits, but the only trepanning head in their 2010 book is System Marchner, this one GFS Spantechnik GmbH - Zerspanungswerkzeuge, Hochleistungswerkzeuge, Rückwärtssenksysteme
Not Holex, though. In case that is your version, i can get you info on the bits, make a scan. They have all sorts of bits for it....
Thanks for looking Holex up. Unfortunately that one listed isn't the one I have. Mine uses a cutter at both ends, cutters mount in a steel block about 2" square, slotted to house a left/right hand screw to set diameter.
Looks like I will have to take the cutters to my tool sharpening guy so he can replace the buggered carbide with new.
I went through the same search some time ago when I needed to buy some cutters for my Holex. You would think that if a company was interested in selling their product that they would be easier to locate. This is a link to the company that now owns Holex: Lavallee & Ide - The Reamer Specialists
I watched the video,.......Big ol company,.......no one can afford a tripod!