Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Can I get Morse Taper adapters apart?

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Can I get Morse Taper adapters apart?

    I use a tailstock drill with a MT2 adapter (J33 on chuck end, MT2 on tailstock end).

    If I add a MT3 - MT2 adapter to use it on a MT3 spindle, will I be able to remove this adapter easily or is it going to be a nightmare?

    Suggestions, if there are any, to ease the removal.

  • #2
    The adapters have a slot at the small end that you put the correct size wedge in and smack it with a hammer to separate them. You can buy the wedges and adapters from Enco.
    It's only ink and paper

    Comment


    • #3
      The MT adapters should have knock out slots so you can use a wedge if you need to separate them.

      Edit: not quick enough with my typing
      Last edited by 3t-; 03-17-2010, 10:04 PM.
      regards

      3t

      Comment


      • #4
        If the 2 to 3 mt adapter has a tang slot, removal is easy.
        If it has no tang slot, and is more like a tapered bushing,
        I have used a pair of crescent wrenches creatively to get
        them apart.
        --Doozer
        DZER

        Comment


        • #5
          If the adapter does not have a tang slot you can slot a tapered fallers wedge and drive it between the back of the chuck and the adapter. works every time.

          Ernie (VE7ERN)

          May the wind be always at your back

          Comment


          • #6
            Originally posted by Dunc
            I use a tailstock drill with a MT2 adapter (J33 on chuck end, MT2 on tailstock end).

            If I add a MT3 - MT2 adapter to use it on a MT3 spindle, will I be able to remove this adapter easily or is it going to be a nightmare?

            Suggestions, if there are any, to ease the removal.
            If your spindle is hollow, a lathe spindle for example, you will be able to knock the adapters out easily enough by poking a broomstick or some such in behind and giving a tap.

            If you have the adapters out but the MT3 is stuck on the MT2 all you need to do is put a bar in hole in the end of the MT3 adapter and giving it a tap, or maybe knocking the ensemble of bar and adapters on a solid surface.

            Comment


            • #7
              If you have a slot in it , you can use one of these. They work great and you only need one hand to use it.
              http://cgi.ebay.com.au/SEMI-AUTOMATI...item5190e66f82
              Davo

              Comment


              • #8
                This?

                https://www.machineryhouse.com.au/Pr...stockCode=D401

                Comment

                Working...
                X