wow lots of activity since my last post. spaz is correct. they do come sharpened. i don't remember which direction i got for my lathe. just match them with the picture.
seems like i'm always on here pimping mcmaster-carr as a supplier. i have no connection to them, other than they are 20 minutes from me so i can pick up whatever i want. i am however continuously impressed with them each time i need something.
the online catalog is complete and easy to navigate.
you don't need an account.
you don't need a vendors license.
there's no minimum quanity or price.
and i believe you can return what you don't want. maybe that's just at the will call desk for me before i leave.
the few items that they had to get from their chicago plant arrived at my house within the following two days free of any shipping charges.
and they've only ever picked the wrong item once in nearly one hundred items. not bad, considering it was a shim washer that was .001 instead of .003. i used it anyway. ok, so i had to use three.
really though, for those of you looking to get some of those bits, check their fastener section as well. shims for axles, motors, stainless or aluminum screws...you get the picture. it's not always the best price, but in most cases they kill anything you'll get from an rc company. plus they have some stuff you can't even get anywhere else.
like i said, i don't own stock there. i'm just someone trying to help out a company that helps me like i'm their favorite customer. that's it.