View Full Version : collets for a Kress 1050

19-08-2009, 10:49 PM
I recently was able to acquire a Kress 1050, it is what they call a milling motor and it came with a single 8mm collet. I am trying to find out which kind of ER collet it requires since the included manual is very poor in documenting this.

I took some measurements of the 8mm collet and the lenght is 26mm with an OD of 14.6mm. Looking at the ER16 collet spec it shows a lenght of 27mm and OD of 17mm close but not a match in my opinion.

Seeking advice or information on which kind of ER collets I would need for this kind of tool.

Thanks for your time and reply.


John S
19-08-2009, 10:57 PM
Kress collets are special to Kress and are not equal to any of the ER series.

I think Lester Caine has some of the cheapest spares.


Note though that he will be away from tomorrow [ Thursday] until Sunday at the Bristol Model Engineering show.

19-08-2009, 11:42 PM
I got my collets for the kress from routout cnc, arrived within 2 days of ordering. You will have to google them because I am using my phone for internet at the moment and its a pain in the arse.

John may well be right with his suggestion for cheap collets as he normally is! But at least you have another option if you need it..

20-08-2009, 12:02 AM
Thanks for all the help and links guys.
Much appreciated.

20-08-2009, 10:27 PM
I brought a few collets for my Kress FM800 from a company called Sorotec, allthough they are based in Germany, only used them once but seem ok.

Just another option.



20-08-2009, 11:54 PM
Once again, thank all.....you have been very helpful ...now I have some options.