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GrahamC
05-18-2008, 10:28 AM
I have a need to mount some 3mt tooling in a machine which takes 5c collets.

Hardinge makes them but are $$$.

I could make a blank 5C blank and drill / bore / ream it out to take the 3mt. Reamers are readily available but almost half the price of the Hardinge.

I have been looking on eBay but haven't seen one yet. Searched for such a device and other than Hardinge have had no luck finding anything similar.

Anyone know of any other source for such a device? Perhaps I just haven't used the right search term yet.

I searched this web site as well. Problem is using 5c and 3mt as search terms by themselves or together doesn't work - they are themselves too short (ie 3 characters) and the search engine isn't happy searching for such things.

Ideas, comments, pointers to the gold at the end of the rainbow !?!

cheers, Graham in Ottawa Canada

Swarf&Sparks
05-18-2008, 12:35 PM
Graham, have you tried a search string with the boolean operators?
eg
3mt+5c+"collets"

GrahamC
05-18-2008, 01:21 PM
Graham, have you tried a search string with the boolean operators?
eg
3mt+5c+"collets"

Yes indeed. Still returns 500+ hits and nothing with much interest. That is how I found the reference to the Hardinge part - in about the 432nd of 500 hits.

thanks,

cheers, Graham

Alistair Hosie
05-18-2008, 01:26 PM
Speak to his lordship John Stevenson he's a genius on these things,Good Luck Alistair

Swarf&Sparks
05-18-2008, 01:31 PM
hmm, perhaps you'll have to try

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