MT3 Collet Chuck

  1. Brad93

    Brad93 M J B Engineering

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    Seems Cutwel have none available in ER32.
    60 day plus wait.

    Want it for the lathe so I can put taps in the tailstock and parts in the spindle taper.

    Is ER32 the best option?
     
  2. MattH

    MattH Member

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    I tend to put taps in a drill chuck (preferably a keyless) which will allow the tap to spin instead of snapping.

    I'd also use either a faceplate with ER collets or a proper lathe collet system in the taper i.e. 5C so that you can pass longer stock through it.
     
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  3. Hood

    Hood Forum Supporter

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    I prefer taps in a normal drill chuck, if they grab they will turn and not break.
    For the headstock I bought a collet chuck from J & L recently, it will mainly be used in the CNC but can be put in the manual as well, just grip it in the standard chuck.
     
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  4. Hood

    Hood Forum Supporter

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    This is the one I bought.

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  5. pressbrake1

    pressbrake1 Forum Supporter

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    Ive got er40 in morse taper
    Bigger is better as they say and that the size collets I have for the mills
     
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  6. Hood

    Hood Forum Supporter

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    All of my collets are ER16 or 32 so that is why I got the 32 for the lathe. Have loads of DA collets as well but all the holders are Cat/BT/Int 40 which fit the Beaver Mill so never use them :D
     
  7. Milkybars

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  8. Brad93

    Brad93 M J B Engineering

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    Have you got a link Hood?
     
  9. Hood

    Hood Forum Supporter

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  10. MattH

    MattH Member

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  11. Hood

    Hood Forum Supporter

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    I really need to get out of the habit of calling them J & L, they have been MSC Direct for a long time now :D
     
  12. Kram

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    For spindle you want a backplate mount or you wont get anything down the spindle, I use mt3 for milling. I didnt want to pay 60 quid for a backplate so I got another cheap mt3, cut the taper off, and shrink fit it into a 100mm lump of steel, and recut the taper.

    Tailstock I have a couple of very cheap er11 mt2 with centre and drills always fitted - saves messing with drill chuck when Ill be using a boring bar after. Will be making a floating tap /die holders when I get round to it.
     
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  13. Brad93

    Brad93 M J B Engineering

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    L00 backplate is over £100
     
  14. Wedg1e

    Wedg1e They call me Mr. Bodge-angles

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    Try and find a used catchplate, I have a 6" 3-jaw chuck mounted on one.
     
  15. Kram

    Kram Member

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    Are they complicated to make?
     
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