Re: [taigtools] Digest Number 2165
- I have no experience with the tool changer so I can't really comment on
which is better. It does sound like you would benefit more from a quick
changer though, based on your work description.
I think a knife blade or thin screwdriver blade would work to spring the
collets apart, but be very, very careful...
Ken Gastineau wrote:
> Thanks for the advice. I am not sure how to spring the collets apart.
> Something like a knife blade perhaps?
> In considering the ER16 spindle and collets, which I am beginning to realize
> are of a better design and quality than the stock Taig collet, I also have
> to look at how I use the mill. If the quick change tooling system would work
> for my work, then the ease of pre-loaded tooling and tool offsets in otMach3
> would be a better investment for me since the ER16 spindle and the quick
> change tool system cost about the same. At least at this time.
> Am I missing something here? What are the other benefits of having the ER16
> spindle? As I mentioned earlier the bulk of my work involves 1/8" single lip
> cutters running at max speed with .003" to .005" points. Now and then I load
> up a larger endmill for some projects in aluminum. The quick tool change
> system would serve that area as well.
> Not meaning to be troublesome here, I just have so many things that need to
> be budgeted that I can't afford to make a bad choice.
felice@... is Nicholas Carter and Felice Luftschein. See our
homepage at www.cartertools.com/nfhome.html
Thanks, I will be carefull!!
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> I have no experience with the tool changer so I can't really comment
> which is better. It does sound like you would benefit more from aquick
> changer though, based on your work description.the
> I think a knife blade or thin screwdriver blade would work to spring
> collets apart, but be very, very careful...