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drsquat
02-23-2003, 05:36 PM
i own a grizzly minimill. when i want to remove the cutting tool and collet the only way i have been able to remove them is with a long punch and a hammer and i hate doin this to my machine. any suggestions?

thank you
dave

Dave Opincarne
02-23-2003, 06:58 PM
Is there a drawbar on this machine? If so loosen it a few turns and then hit it straight down with a soft faced hammer. If your machine is set up with a Morse taper then you may be able to use a special wedge shaped drift in the side of the quill.

drsquat
02-23-2003, 09:15 PM
yes it does have a drawbar i thought of that but i was afraid it would be rough on the threads of the drawbar and the collet. i guess i could get a bolt with the same threads and use that

thanks
dave

Dave Opincarne
02-23-2003, 10:09 PM
Just give the drawbar a whack, that's what it's meant for, you won't hurt anything. The amount of force involved is not that great, more like a tap than driving a big nail. Just make sure you're using a soft face mallet or hammer.

Good luck.