Re: collets:


I have both a SB9A and a SB13.  I have both 3C and 5C for each respectively.  That said, I also made ER40 collet chucks for both lathes.  This lets me use larger sizes on the SB9, and better grip range with much less collets.  They are slower to use than 3C or 5C, but not really an issue in a home shop.  I have also made collet blocks for the ER40 to use in my milling machine vise.

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