Is MSC Totally Useless?

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Is MSC Totally Useless?

Post by SteveHGraham » Tue Jun 12, 2018 3:45 pm

I have been separated from my machine tools for months, so maybe the problem is that I haven't been shopping, but it seems like MSC has given up on me. I am wondering if everyone else has had this experience.

After they murdered Enco, they seemed to be trying to maintain ties with Enco customers, but they never email me any more.

I spent thousands at Enco, but I suppose I'm not that exciting compared to commercial customers.
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Re: Is MSC Totally Useless?

Post by warmstrong1955 » Tue Jun 12, 2018 4:07 pm

Nope.
I still get notifications for sales from them.
I get free freight almost always.
They adjusted my pricing a few months ago, to the better.

Not like Enco was, but close. Sales are not 15% or 25% off anything and everything UPS-able. It's "up to" 15% or 20% off. Sometimes that amounts to little.....2% or 5%.
But I still shop, and most often, I get the best price, including freight, from MSC.

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Re: Is MSC Totally Useless?

Post by SteveHGraham » Tue Jun 12, 2018 4:40 pm

I signed up again.

I found I had a set of stub length drills in my cart. Not a bad deal. Hertels, 118-degree for $278. That got me wondering, so I went to Suncoast Tools and found Rocky Mountain Twist Drill bits with 135-degree tips for $229 plus $10 shipping.
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Re: Is MSC Totally Useless?

Post by warmstrong1955 » Tue Jun 12, 2018 4:44 pm

When you compare, always compare apples to apples....or in this case, Hertel to Hertel.
When you comapre one brand to another, prices will be all over the map.
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Re: Is MSC Totally Useless?

Post by SteveHGraham » Tue Jun 12, 2018 5:13 pm

Basically, I'm comparing Chinese to everything else.

When I got started in machining, I got a bum steer and bought a 115-piece USA jobber set instead of screw machine drills. Every so often, I look around to see if there's a good price on short drills. I think I paid $215 for my Enco cobalt jobbers, so I am a little spoiled.
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Re: Is MSC Totally Useless?

Post by 10KPete » Tue Jun 12, 2018 6:11 pm

SteveHGraham wrote:
Tue Jun 12, 2018 4:40 pm
I signed up again.

I found I had a set of stub length drills in my cart. Not a bad deal. Hertels, 118-degree for $278. That got me wondering, so I went to Suncoast Tools and found Rocky Mountain Twist Drill bits with 135-degree tips for $229 plus $10 shipping.
I bought a set of Rocky Mountain stubs last year based on a couple of recommendations. They are really good. Perfectly ground and finished and they are wearing extremely well in all materials. So I bought the number set as well!!

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Re: Is MSC Totally Useless?

Post by ALCOSTEAM » Tue Jun 12, 2018 6:56 pm

I have not bought anything thru MSC, they sent some minor sales offerings but with the prices so much higher than Enco I have just moved on to shopping around. One thing I miss is Enco's insert sales.. The same part number inserts I was buying thru Enco are more than double the price at MSC.

MSC does not even send me emails anymore either and come to think of it, its been quite some time since I get a flyer in the mail.

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Re: Is MSC Totally Useless?

Post by GlennW » Tue Jun 12, 2018 7:21 pm

You have to be registered, and log in, to get decent pricing.
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Re: Is MSC Totally Useless?

Post by SteveHGraham » Tue Jun 12, 2018 7:34 pm

MSC wants $474 for the set Suncoast sells for $229.

This will be a difficult choice.

Thanks for the drill bit review, Pete. No one wants to be the first guy to jump off the cliff.
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Re: Is MSC Totally Useless?

Post by warmstrong1955 » Tue Jun 12, 2018 7:36 pm

SteveHGraham wrote:
Tue Jun 12, 2018 7:34 pm
MSC wants $474 for the set Suncoast sells for $229.

This will be a difficult choice.
A set of what?
How about a MSC number, and I'll take a look.
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Re: Is MSC Totally Useless?

Post by GlennW » Tue Jun 12, 2018 7:43 pm

SteveHGraham wrote:
Tue Jun 12, 2018 7:34 pm
MSC wants $474 for the set Suncoast sells for $229.
From the MSC Website:

Rocky Mountain Twist - 1/16 to 1/2", 135° Point, Oxide Finish High Speed Steel Screw Machine Length Drill Bit Set – Heavy Duty, Split Point, Straight Shank, Series SH501

Item Total $150.55
Savings - $81.07
Shipping
to 34956-3292 (edit)
$19.01
Sub Total $169.56

So, they are actually cheaper at MSC...

Unless that "Other Bill" and I are just special!
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Re: Is MSC Totally Useless?

Post by warmstrong1955 » Tue Jun 12, 2018 7:48 pm

Rocky Mtn Twist, 115 pc set 135 degree bright finish cobalt
List price is $219.11 on MSC.

When I sign in, MY price is $142.42

So a lot cheaper at MSC, if you register.
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