27033Re: [GrizHFMinimill] RE: Collets vs End mill holders
- Jan 31, 2014I have a set of R8 collets, and a set of R8 end mill holders. I hold end mills in both. I do find that it's both easier to "Load" the end mill holders, and easier to see what I'm doing using them.
On Fri, 1/31/14, Jeremy Winder <cptwinder@...> wrote:
Subject: Re: [GrizHFMinimill] RE: Collets vs End mill holders
To: "GrizHFMinimill@yahoogroups.com" <GrizHFMinimill@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Friday, January 31, 2014, 2:03 PM
So what I'm getting from this is, since I already
have a full set of R8 collets, I have only ever used two,
there is no reason to get end mill holders.
I did come up with a case where end mill holders
would be better. If you CNC your mill, you could set you end
mills in holders and record the Z offset for each one. It
would prevent you from having to collaborate Z for ever tool
On Jan 31, 2014, at 6:30 AM, Rob Yates <geofairbanks@...>
LittleMachineShop has a nice little
article on the two:
If you are just starting out and
haven't been to their Learning Center tab yet, I highly
recommend you try it out.
On Jan 30, 2014, at 12:16 PM, <superc_53@...>
Not all endmill shanks are the same. Before
collets were common there were other ways of holding
endmills in place. Some holders required woodruff keys
(or the equivalent) other designs also exist. Without
looking at the ad in question I can only speculate as I do
not know if you are looking at a holder for one of the
alternative (vs plain round shank) end mills or something
designed to work with any type of endmill.
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