I have been getting brass freins for various projects cut by water-jet.
Because of the variations on hole position, stem length, hole shape and
blade width, I have not had large quantities cut. The price is based
on the time it takes to cut out each piece, plus the material cost.
I did have a run of the size shown in Bob's book on building a 105 for
pipes that have a 1-3/8" high cap. The originals from Doyle Lane were
for pipes with a 1-7/8" cap. Please contact me for price and
Where there were multiple widths of the blade but the same stem
dimension, I had only the widest ones cut, then use a squaring shear to
trim them to size.
The originals were .032" thick on the larger sizes. The six or seven
smaller sizes were .025" thick. Three widths covered all these with
allowance to trim the blades. I have a small stock of these three
sizes and one width of the thicker ones available.
It is my understanding that brass does not cut well with a laser.
I have talked to a number of cutters who claim it will reflect the beam
back into the tube and damage it.