I've been lurking a while, learning all I can about machining - a whole new area for me. Thanks for the education and I look forward to more.
I do have a question about milling machine collets. I have a RongFu drill mill that takes R8 collets. I'd like to know the difference between chuck collets and standard collets. As I understand it, the chuck collets save you time in that you don't have to release the drawbar to change tooling. Is that correct? I'd also like to know what the difference is between the collet styles - R8, ER16, ER25, ER40, 5C, etc. Are there any resources for such basic questions? Thanks a lot!