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Offline skipskip

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need help ID machine tools collets and??
« on: September 18, 2017, 07:59:29 AM »
I got a box of collets and this came  in it.

what is it?  and does it have to do with collets?

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Offline rustyfordgarage

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Re: need help ID machine tools collets and??
« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2017, 07:07:00 PM »
Maybe a tool for grinding high speed steel tool bits on a surface grinder?  It almost looks like it should fit a collet if the piece with the clamping bolts is removed but hard to tell. I have ran across a few different collet indexers lately but nothing quite the same.

Offline Uncle Buck

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Re: need help ID machine tools collets and??
« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2017, 06:25:35 PM »
I think that might have originally been used on a tool cutter grinder such as those used in machine shops for sharpening cutters, bits etc...

Offline Spartan-C

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Re: need help ID machine tools collets and??
« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2018, 02:35:03 PM »
UB has it correct for the first picture.  I'm wanting to say belongs to a very early K O Lee T & C grinder.  There were many early T & C grinders made in the 30's-40's, and could be for another brand.

The second picture is a 5C square collet block with a assortment of 5C collets.  This collet block can be used on a surface grinder or T & C grinder or in the mill.  I use mine in the mill.  I have a hex one that I use to hold small things in the lathe, too.

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