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    Another tip I read.

    Do not put the drill bit all the way up into the Chuck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cc2 View Post
    Another tip I read.

    Do not put the drill bit all the way up into the Chuck.
    Interesting. I usually butt the drill all the way in so I don’t lose my Z offset when drilling on the CNCs.


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    Quote Originally Posted by rklopp View Post
    Interesting. I usually butt the drill all the way in so I don’t lose my Z offset when drilling on the CNCs.

    Most people use ER collet holders for holding drill bits in CNC machines.
    They have a backstop to hold the Z in place.
    An Albrecht chuck is totally variable where the tool is in the Z.

    -Doozer
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    As a side note to this thread...
    I have bought a few (3) of the Shars brand keyless chucks.
    Their premium line that is about $55 to $85 depending on
    if you get it with the shank or not. Anyhow, I am super pleased
    with them. I have one with the separate shank on my Jig Borer
    and I get half a thou of runout. I a super pleased with that.
    So go ahead and flame Doozer for buying import tooling.
    I am very selective about what I buy on the cheap.
    But I was not going to pay $300+ for a German Albrecht chuck.
    I just thought I would pass on my good experience with Shars
    keyless chucks.

    -Doozer
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    My Cutwell 1/2", 13mm with integral R8 shank looks exactly like the Shars chucks, probably made in the same factory. Mine has 0.0015" tir which is good enough for me.

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    I recently sold my two Albrecht 1/2" chucks because I got tired of the hassle of loosening them when they self tightened beyond hand force under heavy load. Out of frustration there was always the temptation to use a pipe wrench.

    And there was the issue if them loosening under reverse rotation if used to hold a tap.

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    Anyone that can't figure out how to use a Albrecht chuck should maybe take up knitting.

    Brian
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    Quote Originally Posted by Doozer View Post
    Most people use ER collet holders for holding drill bits in CNC machines.
    They have a backstop to hold the Z in place.
    An Albrecht chuck is totally variable where the tool is in the Z.

    -Doozer
    Obviously your mileage varies from mine. Besides, “most people” don’t run machine tools.


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