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Chester v20 R8 conversion ?

Chester v20 R8 conversion ?

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Michael Garbutt 117/12/2018 16:02:13
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OK all

Has any one out there with a chester v20 looked to see if your is a way to do an R8 spindle conversion. I know all the grizzly g0704 came with an R8 . im wondering if i buy all the parts if they would fit.

Any one looked at it ?

Niels Abildgaard17/12/2018 16:30:24
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I have considered to change the nose on my mill from MC3 to ER32 or even ER40,but felt to oldAnother Tram .

Edited By Niels Abildgaard on 17/12/2018 16:31:59

Michael Garbutt 117/12/2018 17:32:21
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im guessing i would have to change everything on the spindle . but unsure if it would fit

http://www.grizzly.com/products/g0704/parts?fbclid=IwAR2r3gvqAcSfM8l0JqY8omz7EM65ClmAwSO3omp2I-KcTL4UbzAhKAdsuGI

John Haine17/12/2018 18:08:39
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Looking at the Chester website they don't supply an R8 version. R8 collets are considerably bigger than MT2 so it's quite likely the spindle will be smaller for the latter. though I favour R8 I suspect you wouldn't find the conversion easy.

Niels Abildgaard17/12/2018 19:23:18
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If the lower taper roller bearing is as on the Grizzly 0704 it is 62 mm outside diameter.This is the same as most minilathes and I have used a lot of time and some money to scheme a ER40 version.

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