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45$ for a sriber and a small file are we serious?

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45$ for a sriber and a small file are we serious?
Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, September 16, 2003 8:36 AM
I was asked that amound of money for two tiny bits of tools.
Since when steel costs more than gold or an exotic metal?
I told the to $%^* off but do we pay a bit that much?
Do you feel a jerk from time to time?
I wish I could have Bill Gates income but i dont.
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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, September 16, 2003 8:58 AM
I wouldn't pay it, either, unless they were diamond tipped with gold inlays. I just purchased both of those tools for less than $20 TOTAL, and that was for a full set of 10 jewelers files. Caveat emptor.

demono69
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  • From: United Kingdom / Belgium
Posted by djmodels1999 on Tuesday, September 16, 2003 9:29 AM
Well, there is something a little bit fishy about 'specialist' tools and materials prices when you stop and look at them...

I mean for instance, a tin of 14ml Humbrol paint retails at £1 here (that's $1.60 to you in the US). Well, that makes it $114.28 per litre... That's $519.51 a gallon...

It does pay looking around and compare prices!
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  • From: Bucks county, PA
Posted by Bucksco on Tuesday, September 16, 2003 9:32 AM
Get a catalog from an industrial supply company (e.g. W.W. Grainger, Travers, etc...) and you can buy some steel tool stock and grind any type of scriber you like. You will need access to a grinding wheel -anyone who is into tools should be able to help you with this. these catalogs are a great source of moderately priced, high quality tools.
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  • From: Lyons Colorado, USA
Posted by Ray Marotta on Tuesday, September 16, 2003 10:38 AM
The back edge of a #11 blade works great as a scribing tool.
Remember, if the word "hobby" is used, that equals a 300% price increase.
At a hardware store, they're just tools.
Ray

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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, September 16, 2003 11:06 AM
I get my scribes from my dentist for free. He even gives me oldd rill bits and teeth files. It dosen't hurt to ask... well it might if you faven't been in for a while.
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    January 2003
  • From: Central MI
Posted by therriman on Tuesday, September 16, 2003 7:16 PM
I bought a set of 3 dental picks on e-bay fro $2.99, and Radio Shack has a good set of precison files (5 in the set) for 6.49. Even with shipping I have less than $13.50 in both sets.
Tim H. "If your alone and you meet a Zero, run like hell. Your outnumbered" Capt Joe Foss, Guadalcanal 1942 Real Trucks have 18 wheels. Anything less is just a Toy! I am in shape. Hey, Round is a shape! Reality is a concept not yet proven.
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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, September 16, 2003 7:40 PM
I buy a lot of tools for the hobby at wood or metal tool supply houses, and seem to avoid the 'hobby markup' usually.

Also some good ideas on creative tooling here, thanks guys!
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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, September 16, 2003 10:15 PM
try a place called j & l industrial supply there web site is jlindustial.com , also you can try a company called grizzly industrial , theres is grizzly.com
hope this helps.
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  • From: Third rock from the sun.
Posted by Woody on Tuesday, September 16, 2003 10:28 PM
My favorite scribe is a micro chisel blade held in a small tool handle that is supposed be holding pecision screw drivers. I got it at Big Lots for $1.99. I was there last weekend and bought a 18 X 26 inch self healing hobby mat for $7.99 and a neat mirco file set with handles for $2.00(they are very nice, I like them much better than a more expensive set I have)!

" I wish to have no connection with any ship that does not sail fast; for I intend to go in harm's way." --John Paul Jones
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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, October 8, 2003 7:26 PM
I will throw in my 5 cents worth, i have got some things here from some cheap shops, like plain files, needle files, rattail files and curved files plus some from my wife her emery files, not one set has cost me more than $4 to$5 here plus also have nippers too for cutting parts from sprue all under $5 each so i think ive got it easier than you do in the U.S.A.
been using them for more than 18 years now still in perfect order.
regards
Sean Sewell
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    September 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by KevinCollins on Wednesday, October 8, 2003 8:38 PM
Try www.MSCdirect.com , they have tons of tools. Their book is over 3000 pages long and they have it on CD too (just ask). I go to the drug store for files (nail files) tweezers, clippers and other tools...
Pray for Surf! Proud sailor (USNR) of IBU 21...NCW Group2
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  • From: USA
Posted by glweeks on Wednesday, October 8, 2003 11:01 PM
Try Micro-mark (micromark.com). g.l.
Seimper Fi "65"
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