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  • Grizzly Quick Change Collet Set - R8

    I just got a Grizzly #T10068, quick change collet set, for use in my milling machines with a R-8 spindle. Its a 16 pc set, with collet ranging from 1/8" to 1". The looks, feel, along with actual fit and finish is top notch. I used it today in my Jet JVM 836-1 mill and it works great, end mill changes are quick and the whole assembly has a very solid feel to it. I was somewhat surprised by one lines of Grizzly's catalog ad, extolling the virtues of Taiwanese manufacturing using German CNC equipment, to make this item, but the whole new catalog for 2009, "selling" Taiwanese manufacturing as a benefit. The set with shipping was about $225.

    Jack


    http://s230.photobucket.com/albums/e...t10068004x.jpg

    http://s230.photobucket.com/albums/e...t10068012x.jpg

    http://s230.photobucket.com/albums/e...t10068018x.jpg
    jack

  • #2
    Nothing quick change about that. Its just another ER collet chuck set.

    Taiwan is better than China by far.

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    • #3
      I didn't what to confuse anyone, it listed in the Grizzly catalog as a Quick Change Collet Set, so thats the name I used.

      Jack

      www.grizzly.com/products/t10068
      Last edited by platypus2020; 01-29-2009, 01:42 AM.
      jack

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      • #4
        So 'tis

        And so far as I can see - and the text says - that it is an R8 and not an ER set.

        You should be happy with those.

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        • #5
          Jack I had a set of those for my little Grizzly X2 mill and I like them. They are faster easier to use than changing out individual R8 collets. I let them go with the X2 when I sold it because they was MT3 and my newer Grizzly X3 mill has a R8 spindle. Grizzly said they was ER-40's but I'm not sure they was. I bought a 3/4 ER-40 collet and it would not fit. I plan on getting a set just like the one you have, but it's not on the top of my list. First comes a DRO setup.
          Mel
          Last edited by lugnut; 01-29-2009, 02:30 AM.
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          • #6
            I got the set as a birthday present from the wife. On a piece of paper in the set and printed on the arbor, it says R8 x EOC 25. I did a quick google and EOC is a collet type, didn't find any EOC 25s, but did find a lot of EOC 8s and EOC 16s. I would have preferred a DRO or a couple of power feeds for the older Bridgeport, but a gift is a gift, and better than a sharp stick in the eye.

            Jack
            jack

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            • #7
              Originally posted by macona
              Nothing quick change about that. Its just another ER collet chuck set.
              NOT. Look at it.
              http://grizzly.com/products/R-8-Quic...-pc-Set/T10068

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              • #8
                Originally posted by platypus2020
                I got the set as a birthday present from the wife.

                Jack
                Nice looking tools. Your wife wouldn't have a sister that's unattached, would she?

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by GKman
                  Those look more like TG-100 collets to me.
                  I just need one more tool,just one!

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                  • #10
                    I bought a similar collet setup before I got my B'Port, then never used them. A link here that showed nearly all conceivable collets tipped me off that they are NOT ER- collets, but something similar, "used on milling machines". I ended up cutting off the R8 shank and making a flange for the 7X10 mini-lathe spindle so I'd have a collet set for it. Works great!

                    Exactly what is the advantage to this "Quick Change Collet setup" anyway? I don't see that it's faster than R8s, the main thing is the ability to put drill bits directly into the collets.

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                    • #11
                      Whatever they are, they are definitely in the same family as the ER's -- real close.

                      There may not be any huge advantage as to the "quick change" over, say, R-8 but I for one do love my ER-40 set (which looks really similar to this) It came with the same assortment of sizes.

                      I think youll come to really enjoy them....
                      If everything seems to be going well, you have obviously overlooked something........

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                      • #12
                        How durable is submerged powdercoat?

                        deleted...wrong place...
                        Last edited by torker; 01-29-2009, 11:13 AM.
                        I have tools I don't even know I own...

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                        • #13
                          If they are TG's they are probably TG 75's but those usually go for big bucks, $25 ea. and up. Looks like a home grown variant, but should work well.
                          James Kilroy

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                          • #14
                            R8 Collets

                            Timely post. I've been considering the same set, but have been hesitant because they are not ER's, and Grizzly quality is all over the place. I think I'll go ahead with them after reading your post.

                            Thanks for the info

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                            • #15
                              DOH!!!!!!! Sorry for the podercoat question...yeesh!
                              I have tools I don't even know I own...

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