View Full Version : collet conversion curiosity

Mike Amick
09-03-2012, 03:54 PM
My machine uses C monoset collets ... screwing a nut on locks the collet.

I see that they sell MT adapters. I am just curious how you can lock the
MT tool in without a drawbar.

I can only think that this would be only for drilling and other vertical
pressure operations.

michigan doug
09-03-2012, 04:57 PM
I know nothing of the adapters you mention, but the morse series of tapers are a shallow enough angle that they are "self locking". Now, exactly how much self locking when faced with radial loads, I have no idea.

Finest regards,


J Tiers
09-04-2012, 07:57 AM
The adapter might also have a spot for a short drawbar on the back.... something similar to a collet block.