[modeleng] Re: Identifying collet chucks

Hi again Tony

The problem with the drawbar type is that they prevent you feeding bar stock 
through the collet - kinda defeats the object really.

Ron

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Tony Wells" <oaksfield@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <modeleng@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Friday, September 02, 2005 8:11 PM
Subject: [modeleng] Re: Identifying collet chucks


> Thanks for this Ron. The lathe is a Myford, and probably so are the 
> collets.
> I had not thought of them selling their own though, I must admit. At these
> prices, however, I strongly suspect that I will be buying the draw bar 
> type
> instead!
>
> Tony.
>
>
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Ron Head" <ron.head@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> To: <modeleng@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Friday, September 02, 2005 7:06 PM
> Subject: [modeleng] Re: Identifying collet chucks
>
>
>> Hi Tony
>>
>> They sound like ordinary Myford collets to me.  For some reason they are
>> like gold dust, new ones are around 25 pounds each and you won't pick up
>> secondhand ones for under 15 pounds unless you are very lucky.  Myford
>> never
>> seem to have any on their stand.  A complete set of Myford collets in the
>> original box, secondhand will set you back around 300 pounds, if you can
>> find one - they sometimes come up on eBay.
>>
>> Regards
>> Ron
>
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