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Best place to buy porting bits?


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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 694647 posted 09/12/08 01:22 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Where have you guys found the best place to buy porting bits? (Quality/Price) Should I just go hit up my local NAPA or Carquest? Anything special I should know about buying them other than Carbide?

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 694650 posted 09/12/08 01:38 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
harbor and fright.
I find alot of things in the city if you go to stores and start asking questions.
Ive found that i dont have to go on line to buy SS lines theres a place here that can make things to spec for me.
Go to a store and ask questions



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 694659 posted 09/12/08 02:10 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I went to my local harbor freight and they didnt have any porting bits. There were a few racks with nothing on them some maybe they didnt have any in stock

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 694673 posted 09/12/08 03:17 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
IMO: http://www1.mscdirect.com/CGI/NNSRIT?PMAKA=01400910

This is a specific example, one I bought actually.

It is freaking awesome. Expensive, but it is super sharp, and ports extremely well.

The make those bits in all shapes and sizes as well.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 694677 posted 09/12/08 04:02 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
^^^ Second that...they have GREAT quality...you get what you pay for...

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 694694 posted 09/12/08 07:35 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Msc is good.

Check the yellow pages there may be a store in your city.

Make sure you get some safety glasses as well!



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 694699 posted 09/12/08 08:03 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Quoting mean_green:

I went to my local harbor freight and they didnt have any porting bits. There were a few racks with nothing on them some maybe they didnt have any in stock

-Alan


I bought some at the local HF. They keep them locked up behind the counter with things like torque wrenches and the like.
Now for quality they are so-so, maybe good for one job but for sure are less expensive if you don't plan to do more than one engine.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 694713 posted 09/12/08 09:16 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
These are like buying performance parts spend the money and go to a big company like Travers tool company, Mcmaster carr, granger ,the eastwood company etc. Usually price is in the 40 to 60 dollar range locally. The differance in price is worth it because nothing worst that standing an extra 2 hours because of a cutter that instantly wears out.
Aluminum burrs are usually 6 or 8 flutes and steel are the ones that look like files. Transmission fuild keeps the burrs from loading up with metal or you can buy some stuff called grinders grease, Kind of like candle wax, that works also.

I have also found over the years when they get dull you can chuck them up in a drill and spin them in reverse and sharpen then with a flat knife diamond hone. Works ok if you haven't already wore them down.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 694750 posted 09/12/08 10:25 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
The bit I link is super nice. I'm able to port, port, and keep porting with no clogging completely dry. It rules. I think a lot of that has to do with the double-cut style.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 694925 posted 09/12/08 02:23 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
SGS or nothing for me. if youre cutting aluminum get single cut. i also make sure to only use the ones with a 6" shank.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 694970 posted 09/12/08 03:30 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
+1 on the 6" shank. I have the 1" shank, or whatever it is, it is too short for a lot of work.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 695625 posted 09/14/08 12:20 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post   
I like a 3" length. As mentioned, the short ones can't reach many places, and I've found the 6" ones are too hard to control and they jump around. Also keep it away from aluminum, as it clogs the cutting surfaces and renders the bit useless. Go to Home Depot and buy a clear full face shield for $5 if you value your eyesight.



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