View Full Version : sawing cutter MT3 (need identify what bits one could buy for this tool)

24-03-2012, 05:48 PM

This tool came with my milling machine a year ago
# For reference, picture of the milling machine. It takes MT3 -tools.

Seller thought the tool is for sawing bits, but could not remember what kind of tools could go with it. Can't blame him though for not remembering, it's been a year since I bought the machine :smile:


This picture shows, how badly the bits fit together (it is difficult to center the pieces, they don't sort of fit together)

Here parts are separated on a table:

This picture shows diameter of the "shaft" (metric scale)

Hoping one could use this tool for split -cutting items. Like this perhaps:
http://lh4.ggpht.com/_vxp-DxcoOlo/TR1oGLJKlvI/AAAAAAAAAgo/wruVyulXkck/Slitting Saw DIY TTS 1.jpg (http://lh4.ggpht.com/_vxp-DxcoOlo/TR1oGLJKlvI/AAAAAAAAAgo/wruVyulXkck/Slitting%20Saw%20DIY%20TTS%201.jpg)

Please would someone know what kind of sawing bits one could use in it? (if you think the tool indeed is for sawing)

Thanks for looking!

24-03-2012, 10:14 PM
Check what diameter it is then buy a slitting saw to suit.

I use one of these from Arc Euro which is essentially the same thing. I use it for spindle mounts and shaft couplings, among other things.


Unfortunately it has a lot of runout - should have made my own.

25-03-2012, 08:15 AM
Check what diameter it is then buy a slitting saw to suit.

Okay good news, it is that simple. Think it is either 13mm or being from UK, could be half an inch (12.7mm). Will check with a digital vernier, and buy a cutter to fit shaft diameter :smile:


Robin Hewitt
25-03-2012, 11:03 PM
Does that holder have a keyway? You can saw without a keyway, but hand feed it until you trust it. That way you can can stop if it does.

Brass cuts easily, iron will require coolant. I like low rpm for slitting and buckets of lube.

Thin blades can flex. If you want to cut deep do a shallow groove first to support the blade.

02-04-2012, 03:40 PM
Robin, the tool has no keyway. Shaft is half-an-inch (12.7mm). Finally went to my garage today, and got a chance to measure it.
- Really appreciate the tips on using these tools, have no prior information, apart from having seen videos on youtube.