I'm saying this based on what I saw AND on what I read below the
pictures...allow me to copy directly from the page...
"Developed to hold 1/4", 8mm, or 1/2" round shank bits, these are the same
brass cup inserts we use in our showrooms for bit display. They mount in a
5/8" diameter hole, and have grooved shanks to provide a good mechanical
glue lock if permanent installation is desired. The center bore measures
just over 5/8" deep."
Seems pretty clear to me that they are not intended to be threaded in.
On Feb 14, 11:00 am, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
All the router bits I've ever bought (Jesada, CMT, Sears, Menards,
Payless, etc.) always came in a wooden box, with plastic inserts for
the shanks, or in plastic cases. I just leave the bits in the case or
box it came with. No rust on the shanks, no banging the edges
together. Keep them all in the same drawer so I know where they are
at. Haven't seen the need yet to make an official display case for
them. Never even thought about the shanks rusting. I've had quite a
few drill bits stored in the metal case they came in, or in wood
holes. Seems to me a metal drill bit case in a metal tool chest would
be a moisture magnet. My drill bits have not rusted in many years
stored this way. But Lee Valley should invent brass drill bit holders
Good suggestion, I've kinda been worried about my drill bits too. A
brass holder for each and every one would be just the ticket to ease
my shame factor. I'm also excited about another item I found in the
Lee Valley flier ...... a long handled spider catcher!
Up to now I've been using my old block of wood router bit holder (sans
brass bit inserts) to smash spiders around the shop. For just $19.95
I can treat them with kindness and provide them a plastic spider
buddy. It can't get any sweeter.
On 15 Feb 2007 07:17:36 -0800, email@example.com wrote:
If it really catches and releases them without harming them I might
get one. I see one or two of these guys
I hate to smash them both because they're harmless and because they
make a big mess (they're huge, one of the largest North American
spiders), but having them running around the shop gives me the
willies. Be nice to be able to take them to the creek out back and
let them go where they can catch some minnows without bothering me.
Yeah, but just think of how good your router bits will look. After all,
everybody knows that we don't buy tools and accessories to do any real
woodworking, we only buy stuff so we can brag to our buddies about the great
looking shop what we've got. :)
On 14 Feb 2007 09:00:32 -0800, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
I spent hours on their website and then did a web search looking for
some type of cover for these inserts. LV doesn't even offer a brass
polishing kit (at additional charge, of course) to go with them. I
think I will wait until the polishing and protective cover issue are
resolved before sending in my order.
Geez - cut a guy some slack... we got asked for 'em... you vote with
dollars, we just put up the slate.
We give router bit holders at N/C with the bits we sell... the glass filled
nylon ones. We try not to make judgements on what the market deems as
"necessary" - we just offer alternatives, and let each of you determine what
has value. Would I buy them - no. Would someone buy them - yes. Are they
reasonably priced - yes. It's just a progamming change on a lathe....and we
make them for our displays anyway.
I see the problem here Robin. You were talking to those eskimo types who
frequent your stores in the barren north. They like pretty little thing
But most of us have never entered your stores. We live in other countries.
This miscommunication occurred because you have no stores in our country.
The solution is obvious.
OPEN SOME STORES SOUTH OF THE BORDER!!!
Then we will be able to observe first hand Lee Valley behavior and store
practices. Then we will no longer be culturally deprived and make such
Fred ... the object of the exercise is to appease those who spend all
their time in the shop making things FOR the shop. You know, the guys
who laser-etch their story sticks and file their shavings by species,
size and moisture content. The guys who call Rob to buy a plane and he
DELIVERS it, personally.
Frankly, I think they look pretty neat. But I do my woodworking in a
basement shop with exposed joists, a cracked floor, not enough light,
cinder-block walls and a drippy pipe I keep meaning to get to.
Maybe someday ... maybe someday.
Make yourself an honest man, and then you may be sure that there is one
rascal less in the world.
Glad I'm not the only one. I did finally fix the drippy pipe though.
One of them anyway. Wanged a piece of 8/4 maple into it one day and
turned it from a "drippy pipe" to a "gusher" and figured that while I
was fixing it I may as well do a right job of it.
Still trying to clear enough space to get the jack under the outboard
end of the rotted joist though.
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