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General Discussion / Re: USA tool prices
« Last post by Twisted Trees on Today at 03:35:20 PM »
Wow how much  :o

Blimey the prices are very high indeed , Also the easy chucks

What do you think ?

The chuck is only a part of the price, The jaws are also expensive compared to other brands, it is not hard to use an alternative chuck and jaw set and have 3 or 4 chucks with jaws mounted for the same price as a quick change chuck and 4 sets of jaws. It is a new technology that probably has some development cost to recover, but I think you have to either be very rich, or really be uncertain which jaws to use to justify the cost.
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General Discussion / Re: Lathe mobility?
« Last post by David Buskell on Today at 02:02:23 PM »
Turningal,
There's exactly what you need already on the market. I think it was reviewed in the AAW Journal a while back. Pictures showed
lathe being rolled off the car boot and onto the ground. Not sure if it was used for demo though. The AAW Archive is not the best indexed so the article is not easy to find. I'd suggest an email to Kim Rhymer at the AAW offices might get you the info you  need.
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General Discussion / Re: USA tool prices
« Last post by David Buskell on Today at 01:57:57 PM »
There were two notable US turning tool companies products that were sold by the Toolpost before they closed. Carter & Son Toolworks (HSS) and Hunter tools (Carbide). Hunter tools now have a European distributor. https://www.huntertoolseurope.com/
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I'll add a few comments on this in my role as the UK Director for Hunter Tool Systems (Europe) Ltd.  Our stock is manufactured in the USA and imported to our UK subsidiary - HTS(E) Ltd. We have to pay import duty and Import VAT @ 20% on all stock transferred from the USA to our UK warehouse.

I would suggest that other companies may have different charges to pay, depending on their trading relationship with their UK distribution partner.

Other manufacturers use different means to get their product to market, including that well-known major Online store. BTW, I visited the particular manufacturer's stand mentioned at the head of this thread at the AAW Symposium and I felt that the prices for the chucks were high, even in US$ and at show prices.

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General Discussion / Re: USA tool prices
« Last post by Bill21 on Today at 01:38:21 PM »
It depends on the supplier. Since January 1st 2021 suppliers have been invited to register with HM customs and collect VAT at source for goods up to £135. This is what eBay are doing.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/changes-to-vat-treatment-of-overseas-goods-sold-to-customers-from-1-january-2021/changes-to-vat-treatment-of-overseas-goods-sold-to-customers-from-1-january-2021

This concept is not actually new and some US suppliers have been offering to collect the VAT at source. This avoids having to pay the collection fee that couriers charge.
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General Discussion / Re: USA tool prices
« Last post by Tim Pettigrew on Today at 12:36:37 PM »
If you go to the website the tools are priced in pounds. If you select a tool the only addition seems to be post and packing at £7. Without completing the checkout process it’s impossible to tell but there is no mention of import duty or tax etc. I’m not interested in buying the tools as I make my own but if anyone is interested there is a contact tab to ask about VAT etc.
In my recent experience the items are held by the carrier until the import fees are paid.
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General Discussion / Re: USA tool prices
« Last post by bodrighywood on Today at 11:37:06 AM »
I have sold to the states without any problem before, not bought from them though.

Pete
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General Discussion / Re: USA tool prices
« Last post by Bill21 on Today at 11:25:46 AM »
If you go to the website the tools are priced in pounds. If you select a tool the only addition seems to be post and packing at £7. Without completing the checkout process it’s impossible to tell but there is no mention of import duty or tax etc. I’m not interested in buying the tools as I make my own but if anyone is interested there is a contact tab to ask about VAT etc.
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General Discussion / Re: USA tool prices
« Last post by bodrighywood on Today at 11:07:00 AM »
No different re: the EU now. Thanks to Brexit we no longer have free trade so are subject to the same tariffs as non EU countures. I don't sell to  them anymore as costs can double by the time the custpmer recieves the article and if it is sent back I have to pay.

Pete
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General Discussion / Re: USA tool prices
« Last post by Bill21 on Today at 11:02:27 AM »
There were two notable US turning tool companies products that were sold by the Toolpost before they closed. Carter & Son Toolworks (HSS) and Hunter tools (Carbide). Hunter tools now have a European distributor. https://www.huntertoolseurope.com/

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General Discussion / Re: Pen finishes
« Last post by Bill21 on Today at 10:50:49 AM »
Thanks for that Pete, interesting.  ;)
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