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I'm an engineering "noob" so be gentle plz
I'm just in the process of setting up a workshop after purchasing a bargain WM14 mill. I'm looking at a WM180 lathe, and then some beginner projects... but, my mill has come with a good few bits, including some reamers that are MT1.
My question is this... How would I hold the MT1 Reamers? I've seen the MT2 to MT1 converters, which seem fine for the tailstock of a lathe, but if I wish to use them in the mill, which has a captive drawbar (M10 and 3/8) I'd prefer an MT2-MT1 converter, and that doesn't seem to exist.
The Reamers don't have a thread in the back for a drawbar, and I assume that this will be removed from the adapters with a slot and key, but how can I fit them in the mill?
|Neil Wyatt||24/05/2019 17:01:40|
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Welcome to the forum Ian,
If the reamers have a tang, then you will probably need a tanged and slotted adaptor, which won't take a drawbar.
Because there are no side loads on a reamer, you shouldn't need to use a drawbar (most MT socket drills don't have drawbars).
This does mean you will probably have to remove the drawbar to use the reamer.
Edited By Neil Wyatt on 24/05/2019 22:10:47
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Thanks Neil. Much appreciated. I'll see if I can grab one of those for the box.
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