Re: collets:


Thanks Tom that is a great YouTube by Joe Pi. He has done some really great instruction videos.


John B


From: <> On Behalf Of Thomas Harrold via
Sent: 22 June 2021 00:02
Subject: Re: [SouthBendLathe] collets:


JohnB: exactly right on the grip range.  Go watch youtube video from Joe Pi - he covers collet grip issues, and explains it very well.


BTW, for the original poster of this topic: If you have 20 3c collets, you may be close to having a full set.  I rarely see a lathe with more than 15-20.




From: [] On Behalf Of John
Sent: Sunday, June 20, 2021 10:21 PM
Subject: Re: [SouthBendLathe] collets:


Number of collets to cover a given range is dependent on the grip range of the collet.


5C do not have a very wide range.


I think the ER series has a wider grip range per collet than the 5C.

John B


From: <> On Behalf Of Andrei
Sent: 21 June 2021 10:31
Subject: Re: [SouthBendLathe] collets:


They go from 2 or 3mm up to 26, I rhink

Typos are courtesy of autocorrect.


From: <> on behalf of Joaquin Pendleton via <joaquinpendleton@...>
Sent: Sunday, June 20, 2021 8:03:45 PM
To: <>
Subject: Re: [SouthBendLathe] collets:


how many sizes are there on the er40?  I like the 5c cause there are 72 sizes.  Do you also have a collet block for the er40?

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