|249 forum posts|
Am looking for mt3 socket inside a straight tube. Googling revealed that capstan sockets are a good search term. The ones I have found seem to be very expensive compared to mt3/mt4 adaptors which are a fairly similar item.
Postage to Australia is also a consideration, I expected to be able to find something on ebay for approx 10 - 20 dollars with free postage. I can find sets of 4 in usa for 25 dollars but postage is a killer.
Any other search terms I could use ?
|Mark Kilgore||01/01/2018 21:20:00|
|9 forum posts|
ArcEuroTrade calls them "Morse Taper Straight Sockets", but catalog them only in 1MT and 2MT. Still, that might broaden your search.
|David George 1||01/01/2018 21:57:27|
1675 forum posts
try turret lathe socket.
|1504 forum posts|
also capstan lathe socket
5505 forum posts
Chronos has them for 8 quid plus shipping, called MT3 socket. Link here **LINK**
I've been through the same thing before, inexplicably they are more expensive than the equivalent tapered adaptor. Maybe not used as much so lower volume = higher price?
Course, if you have a capstan lathe, you could crank a few dozen out yourself one afternoon.
Edited By Hopper on 02/01/2018 08:11:37
|Ian S C||02/01/2018 10:35:25|
7468 forum posts
If you have an ordinary lathe you might spend a day making one or two. If you get it right, don't stop at one, a couple of spares is good. If you are lucky, as I was you will come across a MT-3 reamer to finish the taper, saves having to be supper accurate with boring, I just drill i stepped sizes down the hole, then skim the hole using a boring bar to ensure the hole is straight.
Ian S C
|249 forum posts|
Thanks for all the help.
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