Re: Machining A Pointed Shaft To Length

Stephen Bartlett

Thank you for all the suggestions.

I think a collet stop may be the first thing to try although these are 3C collets in a 9C lathe.

My 3/32 collet had a stop when I got it, but I have never paid much attention to it. The stop is a plug with an external fast spiral and was apparently driven into the back end of the collet, and has a hole about 1/4 - 20 for a stop screw.

My preference, since 3 C collets have no internal threads, is to make a plug with a threaded hole and set it with removable Loc-Tite. Even that might be more than I need to temporarily hold a stop in place.

Steve Bartlett

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