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alan2525
07-04-2010, 02:24 PM
After a rather bumpy start with my Taig CNC, I'm finally back on track!

I'm using a Taig with MEDW 4 axis controller and Kress High Speed Spindle. I'm machining some buffer beams and running a drill cycle followed by profiling the parts with a slot drill.

As I have to set the Z0 each time, I was wondering about using a small tool holder in the collet, something similar to this but to hold 3.175mm shank drills and slot drills.

http://img691.imageshack.us/img691/889/20253015304img2756342.jpg

Does anyone know if these are available? Straight 8mm shank, bored to 1/8" or 3mm, with a small grub screw to hold the cutter, a shoulder on the holder to ensure it repeatedly locates in the collect.

ptjw7uk
07-04-2010, 03:13 PM
Best I have found on the web is for an ER8 straight holder
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/New-Straight-Milling-Shank-C10-ER8-100L-Collet-Chuck_W0QQitemZ160375656988QQcmdZViewItemQQptZBI_T ool_Work_Holding?hash=item255722521c
Not sure if you could fit it.
Just looked on the web and the newer Taig takes ER16 collets!

Peter