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Thread: Do I need a tang or a drawbar?

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    Default Do I need a tang or a drawbar?

    Mini Mill X1, MT2 arbor taper.

    I can get a tang endmill holder tomorrow with the rest of my J&L order, ordering one with a drawbar thread will take a bit of time because I have to get it from littlemachineshop.

    Just wondering if I actually need a drawbar for basic milling operations, or if I can get by with just the tang.

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    Yes, do it...

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    thanks for the advice...

    do what?

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    For using an endmill you will need a drawbar holder. The side load will dislodge the taper
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    ok...then this begs the question.

    why do they make endmill holders with tangs??

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    You need a drawbar. I have no idea how a tanged end mill can possibly work, as all my experience says the cutting forces will pull the end mill out of its socket.
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    The draw bar is the way to go. However, you might be able to get by with the tang if you are milling plastic or maybe wood. Gary P. Hansen

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    Snowman, that is a valid question. I don't know why they do that but I would only use the tang type for drilling.

    I tried using a MT holder in my lathe once and it came out, broke the mill cutter and screwed up my project. It won't happen again and that was around 1968 when I got that lathe and didn't know any better. It had a threaded hole but I didn't think I needed a drawbar.
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    i was always teached that tang type were used for lathe to hold like center drills, drill bits, etc

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    Does the tanged endmill holder have a slot in the middle of the taper. Some tapers are designed to be held in with a wedge.

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