Discussion in 'Canadian Suppliers' started by Griff, Oct 22, 2020.
I mainly do full flat grinds so the scale comes off anyway.
I typically select precision ground where possible. Not sure why anyone (like me) doing stock removal would eat the extra work, and kill their belts or discs on scale.
That said I know not all forge scale looks and acts like armor plating...for instance, 440C actually looks quite good when partially ground and the scale left on the flats/ riccasso.
But precision ground gets my vote.
Doing up my Stainless order now. Getting 5 bars of each of the following:
440c 0.172 x 1.5 x 48"
440c 0.172 x 2 x48"
ABE-L 0.187 x 1.5 x 48"
CPM 154 0.14 x 1.5 x 36"
CPM S35-VN 0.06 x 2 x 36"
Any other requests?
Got my shipment of RhynoWet today. Great service and will absolutely shop with these guys again. Thanks Lawrence, everything showed up safe and sound.
I am looking at adding kydex to my store. What is every one's preferred size and thickness? I am thinking 18"x12" to make shipping easier, but still big enough for larger knives.
For Kydex 0.06" and 0.08" are popular
For shipping there is a big difference in price when shipping the 12x24 and most people I have sold to don't mind getting 12x12 instead
Seems the only way to get a good price is to buy by the tonne.
From the manufacturer I was told one pallet per color and thickness.
Depending on how many colors you want to sell and volume you can check with Laird Plastics. At one time they had a office in New Brunswick and may still have something around
Thanks for the local source, I have been in discussions with suppliers in China.
I noticed a new section on your web store for Stainless. I see the 154CM in there. Any idea when the other flavours are coming in?
For kydex I use 12x24 0.93 black https://www.knifekits.com/vcom/hols...tactical-armor-black-093-1ft-2ft-p-15961.html this is the best I’ve used . Would be nice to see it sold in Canada there rivets are the best also. Nothing piss me of more than rivets that split when doing cases.
The rest of the stainless should be in later this month.
What are people's thoughts on VSM belts? I have been approached by VSM to carry their belts and want some user feedback.
Thanks. I'll keep an eye out for it.
VSMs are my go-to belts. Ceramics Plus. Pretty much all I use now for quickly removing hardened steel. I usually get XK880Y in 36, 60 and 120 grits.
I have just ordered some of their new Ilumeron belts to try out on the finishing side of things. I will let you know how they work.
VSM are my main rough work belts. I typically use 36, 50 or 60 and 120 before moving to Trizact. I have been getting them from Tru-Grit for years. Their prices are good but shipping to Canada is getting fairly steep.
They are the BEST belts you can use. I have used the ceramic belts for 7-8 years and they will out preform and outlast anything out there.
Lawrence I was the one that told the Man/Sask rep they should contact you. I still like the Klingspour yellow J flex belts for finishing handles and working around curves.
VSM makes a great product and are a great company to deal with.
Brandon you can buy them right here in Regina, sorry I guess you meant Tru-Grit, it's to early in the morning !
I come up against this daily in the collision repair industry as a sales rep. You get technicians that swear by 3M, Norton or Mirka, and then won’t use anything else.
That’s a fine with me as I sell all three, so Lawrence bringing in VSM can only help grow your business, since you already have the other manufacturers covered.
Personally I don’t think anything cuts like Norton Blaze (Orange) in the 36G - 120G range...but each to their own
I liked the way the Blaze belts cut but they constantly left black sousaphone caked all over my platen and they smelled terrible. The best way I can describe it was when you walk in to an apartment building and smell that mixture of foreign foods coming from multiple units that just grosses you out.
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