View Full Version : Willard Tipping machine
03-30-2004, 12:21 AM
I am a first time poster but long time reader. You all seem to have quite an amount of information on all kinds of equpiment used in the business. I have a willard tipping machine and am in need of some replacement blades for the cutter. any info would be greatly appreciated.
03-30-2004, 07:36 AM
03-30-2004, 07:38 AM
I have 2 of these machines. Go to Wal-Mart or K-Mart & buy some cheap pencil sharpeners & remove the blades. Get the kind that kids take to school. Also look for the ones where the blade is held in place, by a screw. They work just like the originals & are dirt cheeep...JER
03-30-2004, 08:36 AM
I don't want to hijack the topic, but how well do these machines work?
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote Predator314:</font><hr> I don't want to hijack the topic, but how well do these machines work? <hr /></blockquote>
I've been using a Willard's for about 5 years. They work great for prep'ing the shaft, centering the tip and trimming the tip. Caution must be used to NOT cut into the ferrule, but that's true with anything. The only drawback is there's no provision for burnishing, shaping, etc., ie, a "spinner". That's why I also have a lathe.
03-30-2004, 09:39 AM
The shaft is slid into a holder & then into the machine. By turning a knob, the end of the ferrule(with the tip removed)is sanded perpendicular to the shaft. Then useing another hole in the machine, you insert the holder & shaft & an attatchment installs the new tip,after glueing. With yet another tool, the edges of the tip can be trimed right down to the ferrule,with a pencil sharpener type tool...JER
03-30-2004, 09:44 AM
How much have you been paying for those pencil sharpeners at Wal-Mart, and do you have a SKU #? The ones I find at the Wal-Mart around here aren't any cheaper than buying blades from Willard's (50 cents each).
03-30-2004, 12:34 PM
I buy the kind that have 2 blades. I got some on sale at Wal-Mart for 79 cents. I bought a bunch...JER
03-30-2004, 12:35 PM
BY THE WAY,WHAT IS AN SKU#?...JER
03-30-2004, 01:10 PM
It stands for "Stock Keeping Unit" and essentially refers to a manufacturer's part number for a product-
03-30-2004, 01:32 PM
It's the number associated with the barcode on the packaging. If I can't find the product, I can give that number to the dept manager at Wal-Mart, and he can tell me if he stocks it and when the next shipment is due.
03-31-2004, 12:42 AM
Thankyou for the info guys.
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