Re: 9A lever collet closer - spindle pin


Steven H
 

Can’t help you with the collet closer. Will it hold round stock so you can turn the stock without the material moving in the collet? Milling creates lots of forces that perhaps your collet closer just can’t contend with trying to grip an end mill shank. You might want to try a Morse Taper shank end mill holder, drawbar, and a Weldon shank end mill. The Weldon shank end mill will have a flat on the shank that gets locked down by the set screw in the end mill holder. The drawbar can be as simple as a length of all thread, a flat washer and hex nut. LittleMachineShop.com sells MT shank end mill holders with drawbar shanks (tapped hole in the taper shank end of the holder). Good luck.

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