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Postby vfauto » Sun Feb 26, 2012 5:53 pm

Can anyone give some ideas on quick tool change collets for spindles. Using two wrenches is getting old.
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Re: collets

Postby Adrian » Sun Feb 26, 2012 6:12 pm

A google search for "quick change er collets" brings up quite a few interesting options. Can't say I've tried any of them but the idea of being able to have tool depths preset is quite appealing.
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Re: collets

Postby dhellew2 » Mon Feb 27, 2012 2:55 am

Don't use the one that has a cap-screw on the side. They cost about $50 and they push the bit to one side and alignment is nearly impossible. dh
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Re: collets

Postby zeeway » Mon Feb 27, 2012 1:01 pm

In the meanwhile, you could attach each wrench to a piece of hardwood/plywood 1-1/2 inches by 18 inches. This increases leverage and decreases wounded knuckles...

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Re: collets

Postby stankern » Fri Mar 09, 2012 3:49 pm

look for jacob collets USA
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Re: collets

Postby larrybadgett » Sat Mar 10, 2012 12:16 pm

I use a deep socket on a rachet for one wrench and it works quit well for me. It seperates the wrenches thus saving the fingers. :D
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Re: collets

Postby ger21 » Sat Mar 10, 2012 3:03 pm

Are you using the one hand method? I actually prefer two wrenches to spindle locks and one wrench. Using one hand puts no load on your machine while tightening.
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