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    Default Hoping someone can ID these cutoff inserts

    Hi everyone,

    I have become fond of these cutoff inserts but I only have one box and I can't figure out where to get more. The box of inserts and toolholder say Manchester Warner Swasey.

    There is also a second smaller unmarked toolholder, it would also be great to find the inserts that fit this one.

    Do these ring a bell for anyone? Many thanks for any help.

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    the smaller holder looks like a thinbit tool, from kaiser tool company.

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    I agree with metalmaster1 on the ThinBit holder. That one could be handy if you need to make unsually narrow circlip grooves.

    The Manchester tool is ancient and really not worth throwing anymore money at it. If you insist upon using long-obsolete technology, you might be able to find more inserts from Kennametal's Widia Tool group, who now sells the Manchester stuff. Ebay is another option. If it were me I'd lose it and find something more current and available.

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    Thinbit does not run below center, I doubt that holder is a Kaiser holder, I have 3 holders from them and the insert is always aligned with the top of the holder and is on-center.

    That first tool looks like a tool for parting off tubing, high rake and very shallow depth capability. It's also setup below center, which would indicate it's that way so the tube rubs a bit and doesn't snag.

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    Thanks everyone, these are the bits of info that I needed! On further searching I found some of the Manchester inserts on ebay for $2 ea, so I'll restock on those and keep using them. I also decided to grind out the smaller zero rake holder to take those same inserts, that way I'll have a zero rake holder for those as well. I'm not going to get into the $$$ specialty thinbits inserts.

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    Some of Manchester is now made by:

    http://clappandhaneybrazedtool.com/Butt%20Brazed.html

    But I don't see that solid carbide insert posted as one of them.

    Your holder may also fit the C&H brazed ones in the linky.

    I'm pretty sure Hemly's had some of the type you posted (solid carbide)


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