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  • source for quality 3AT collets?

    The title pretty much sums it up.

    My Atlas came with 3AT collets and I'd like to fill out the size selection. I see an E-Bay vendor sells some import collets in 16th divisions but I'm wondering if there are any other choices.

    Thanks.
    Brett Jones...

  • #2
    You could check these folks out:

    Http://www.hardingetooling.com

    I've purchased a couple of odd ball 3AT collets for my Atlas from them. Quality was excellent but be prepared to pay $40+ each. There are cheaper places but I needed it NOW.

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    • #3
      www.travers.com has 3AT collets at $20-$25 each. I find their website to be almost impossible to use, however, so have patience. It may be easier to request a hardcopy catalog and order from that. I have no idea how the quality is, but my general experience with Travers over the years has been pretty good.
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      • #4
        I ran across that site shortly after posting this question.

        I'm sure the quality is great, but the price is hard to swallow. I'm wondering if it makes more sense to sell off my 3AT stuff and outfit the machine with 3C, they seem to be easier to find. If I'm going to that amount of trouble, I should also consider ER-32 collets.

        Thanks.

        Originally posted by Frank K
        You could check these folks out:

        Http://www.hardingetooling.com

        I've purchased a couple of odd ball 3AT collets for my Atlas from them. Quality was excellent but be prepared to pay $40+ each. There are cheaper places but I needed it NOW.
        Last edited by bhjones; 05-25-2008, 04:30 PM.
        Brett Jones...

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        • #5
          3C and 3AT are sort-of interchangeable, with slight mods to the drawbar.

          You could also check out www.plazamachinery.com for used collets.

          How many collets do you need?
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          Try to make a living, not a killing. -- Utah Phillips
          Don't believe everything you know. -- Bumper sticker
          Everybody is ignorant, only on different subjects. -- Will Rogers
          There are lots of people who mistake their imagination for their memory. - Josh Billings
          Law of Logical Argument - Anything is possible if you don't know what you are talking about.
          Don't own anything you have to feed or paint. - Hood River Blackie

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          • #6
            Looking through what I have I was thinking it would be nice to at least have a complete set in 1/16's. I have a random set of collets and some of them are beat up and worn out.

            I'll keep poking around, something will come up.

            Originally posted by SGW
            3C and 3AT are sort-of interchangeable, with slight mods to the drawbar.

            You could also check out www.plazamachinery.com for used collets.

            How many collets do you need?
            Brett Jones...

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            • #7
              Victor machinery also has them, and has had square and hex as well.
              1601

              Keep eye on ball.
              Hashim Khan

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              • #8
                Originally posted by J Tiers
                Victor machinery also has them, and has had square and hex as well.
                I was typing as you posted.

                Jack

                http://www.victornet.com/cgi-bin/victor/index.html
                jack

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                • #9
                  Use Travers' tol free 800 number and place your order with a real human being.

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                  • #10
                    I always buy mine from Travers tool , good price ,service (usually 2 days) and reallygood quality, I Never buy used stuff like this from Flea-Bay.
                    Again seconding Al Messer's advice use their 800 # and talk to a real person.


                    Regards Graeme

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