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  • #5 Morse taper collets - do they exist?

    the spindle taper on the old LeBlond lathe i got looks like a #5 Morse. anyone know of a source for collets for this size? or, can i get an adapter somewhere to use a smaller collet (#4MT, #3MT, 5C, R-8, etc.)? i haven't been able to find anything that will work. i want to get something that fits in the spindle bore, not a thread-on adapter.

    thanks,

    andy b.
    The danger is not that computers will come to think like men - but that men will come to think like computers. - some guy on another forum not dedicated to machining

  • #2
    YES, MT5s are as common as MT4s, MT3s,MT2s and MT1s. YES you can get sleeves to size down, either one step at a time or you can attain one to go from MT5 to MT2 if you want!. There's a large variety of MT adaptors available. They are usually called sleeves if the are the size down type. If you can think of it, its out there!!!----

    [This message has been edited by otto luck (edited 03-15-2005).]

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    • #3
      What about using a 5MT to 5C adapter?
      Arbo & Thor (The Junkyard Dog)

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      • #4
        SORRY, not available!. It would be nice thou. A MT to an R8 or 5C, thats a dream. There in it for the $, or else its an engineering thing! I'm not sure.....

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        • #5
          <font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by otto luck:
          SORRY, not available!. It would be nice thou. A MT to an R8 or 5C, thats a dream. There in it for the $, or else its an engineering thing! I'm not sure.....</font>
          Sorry, MT5 is a common lathe spindle size and MT5 X 5C collet adaptors are readily available.

          MT2 & MT3 collets are available as well, I don't recall seeing other sizes, but they may be around. Drill sleeves and collets are two different animals.
          Jim H.

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          • #6
            Mr. JCHannum: Seeing I never saw one, I quess I did'ent know. I see you said MT5 to 5C, Is that the only size MT that has the 5C adaptor available?.

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            • #7
              JC,

              i've been searching all over and can't find a MT5 to 5C adapter. that is what i would prefer to get. it would be most appreciated if you could post a link to such a creation.


              andy b.
              The danger is not that computers will come to think like men - but that men will come to think like computers. - some guy on another forum not dedicated to machining

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              • #8
                andy b

                Email me offline at [email protected] and I can maybe help you

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                • #9
                  Andy,
                  We have an old(er) LeBlond at school. It's headstock sleeve "looks" like a #5 MT, but isn't. We ended up having to make a sleeve. We sleeved it for a #3 MT. The outside taper was some sort of a mongrul. Can you stick in anything with a #5 MT to verify that a #5 MT is indeed what you need? Maybe you have already. If so, this post never really happened. ;-)



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                  Charlie
                  Eastern Maine, USA
                  Charlie
                  http://emccmachinist.blogspot.com
                  Eastern Maine, USA

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                  • #10
                    I have a 5MT with a chuck on it sitting around some where, I think I have an 8MT in the same box. If you want them, contact me off line.

                    Jerry

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                    • #11
                      If a guy just had a lathe he could make a plug to fit the spindle and then bore that out to take a 5C collet. I did for my 16" S.B. which uses a 4 1/2 Morse taper so there would be plenty of of material if you have a #5.

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                      • #12
                        Their was an article in HSM or MW mags a while back. Here is a link to article about building the adapter- not the actual construction article itself. Simple enough to figure out...
                        http://www.metalwebnews.com/howto/collet/collet.html

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                        • #13
                          I made my own collet adapter and drawbar similar to the one in the above link.

                          Mt5 is the smallest Morse taper that a 5C collet will fit, that is why it is a common. Most come with the lathe, but can be purchased from Royal and others. Be prepared to spent big $$ though.

                          Smaller MT spindles use the same arrangement with other collets.

                          Making an adapter directly in the spindle is a simple turning job and assures the best accuracy.
                          Jim H.

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                          • #14
                            Yep ,here is a smaller R8 adapter from a link off this website....

                            http://www.homemetalshopclub.org/new...4.html#collets

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                            • #15
                              Get a MT5 to ER40 and do away with those crappy one size 5C's and get a set that covers all sizes, metric and Imperial with no gaps.

                              John S.
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                              Sir John , Earl of Bligeport & Sudspumpwater. MBE [ Motor Bike Engineer ] Nottingham England.



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