View Full Version : Mill collets in a lathe?

10-19-2003, 09:42 PM

[This message has been edited by pgmrdan (edited 03-19-2004).]

Al Messer
10-19-2003, 11:24 PM
Go for it! That is a selling point with the Micro-Mark 3 MT lathes and mills: interchangable goodies.

10-20-2003, 12:15 AM
I have a full set of MT3 collets that I use in my lathe. Why not, it works.

10-20-2003, 09:55 AM

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10-20-2003, 01:44 PM
The only drawback to using Morse collets in a lathe is that you don't have a "through" hole for long stock. Typical lathe collets (e.g. 5C) are designed to work with a hollow drawbar so you can put long stock through them. Otherwise...no problem.