Just got an indexer as I have many small parts to drill as well as other parts to mill the ends where I need to go 90* each face. So I thought this 5C collet indexer would work.
Now this was a special at Enco which came with a full set of collets for 179.99
I then saw the 5c chuck 3 jaw scroll chuck and thought this would be a real treat. So I got that to use with the indexer to hold parts that will not fit in the collets. I thought I made a good choice.
After looking at the indexer I think I made a bad choice with it. I did not notice it did not have any mounting holes so it needs to be clamped to the table. Also it is horizontal only. I did not know it was a cheap 30 dollar part. I thought at 179.00 the indexer would have been more of the total cost but the collet set is where the bulk of the price is.
Lesson here....... Don't assume!
I will send the indexer back and get the Phase II
Am I thinking clearly or do you guys have another suggestion?
The phase II looks much better.