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Can anyone tell me where to find these shell mill inserts?

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tfleming

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Picked up a number of things at auction today. One was a 3MT shell mill. 3 cutters on it, and they are all chowdered up. The inserts are HSS with cemented C-2 carbide cutting edges. Here is a picture of the inserts:
IMG_20171111_190217955[1].jpg

I have searched all afternoon, and have not found anything yet. Here is how they are marked:

W.C. TLS.
A-14078
c-2 2-73

I would like to purchase new inserts for it or have the carbide replaced on the existing ones. Any help is appreciated.
 
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4gsr

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Those inserts have probably not been made in over 50 years.

How about a pic of the shell mill?
 

Ulma Doctor

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HI tfleming,
i don't know if the idea is feasible,
but you could heat up the insert and remove the carbide portion
then braze/silver solder a new piece of carbide in and then regrind to your liking.
or
make new inserts from mild steel and braze carbide on and grind to specs
 

tfleming

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Ulma Doctor, that is pretty much my plan if I can't find these. There is a saw company near me that does carbide work, and they can replace the carbide portion of these, and grind them back to spec. I will price it out, and if it becomes more expensive than to just buy a new shell mill of comparable size, then I will go that route. Would like to keep the old girl though.........
 
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