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Okay folks, this is just a quick tutorial on mounting that end mill (or other cutter, etc) into an R8 collet in the mill, and getting it gripped corre...
Up first, we have our (1/2", in this case) 4 flute double end mill, and an 1/2" R8 collet to match. R8 collets have a pretty small gripping range, so ...
Up next, mounting that collet into the mill spindle! But first, stick a finger up into the tapered bore it seats in, and feel around for any chips... ...
Okay, we have the collet in the mill, now we're ready to mount the actual cutter! But first, a quick note on *where* to grip on the cutter with the c...
Here's what it looks like mounted in the collet. Try to set it up just like the third pic.
So, onto loading the tool into the mill! It's a good idea to place a folded up rag under the spindle while installing any tool, in case it slips out w...
Alright! The collet is pulled up tight, the end mill is mounted at the correct height, and the drawbar wrench is back on it's storage peg (not still o...
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Posted:Jul 1, 2012
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