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Old 12-23-2019, 09:29 PM
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I recently picked up a bunch of loose tooling and want to keep the cutting edges from getting damaged. I looked at mesh tubing, but the heavy duty options have a very limited amount of stretch so I would have to order a number of different sizes.

I found light duty mesh on Ebay. It is sold pre-cut as Cosmetic Brush Protectors. At less than $0.06 per tube, I ordered (2x) 50 packs.

While it is light duty, it does stretch enough to fit a 9/32”chucking reamer all the way up to a 1-1/2” end mill. The mesh strands are about 0.013" diameter.

For those of you looking for an inexpensive way to protect your tooling and don’t want to invest in a hot pot and peel-away coatings, this may fit your needs.

Example: https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_nkw...+Mesh&_sacat=0

I also found that if you cut them at an angle, they are easier to start on to the tool.
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Old 12-24-2019, 04:06 AM
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Nice, Thank You for the post.
Looks like they will work for my larger drill bits so they don't knock around in a box.
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Old 12-24-2019, 09:32 AM
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What sort of a store would be likely to have such things for sale ??? I just aint about to touch that Flebay thing. :-)
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Old 12-24-2019, 09:42 AM
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That would work for my files. Thanks.
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Old 12-24-2019, 10:40 AM
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That's the same stuff we buy on a 1000ft roll for packaging garlic.

Of course, I seem to have forgot where I got it from, it was either Alibaba, who still have it, or ebay, where I can't find the rolls

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here https://www.ebay.com/itm/100Pcs-Vege...rqpValy8TZcrSA
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Old 12-24-2019, 12:12 PM
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Lew, if you trust Amazon more than FleaBay, I use the 1-1/2" size of this

https://www.amazon.com/Techflex-1-1-...18&s=hi&sr=1-2

Haven't tried it for tool protection, but the 1-1/2" size (think "chinese finger puller") goes large enough to fit over the connectors on my 30A spool gun and the 20' plasma torch, then a few "smoothing pulls" working from one end to the other takes out the "granny stockings" effect

To minimize fraying, it's better to use a hot knife for cutting shorter pieces off - I found one that replaces the tip on a soldering gun

https://www.amazon.com/Weller-RCT-Ro...%2C213&sr=1-21

HTH... Steve
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