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Lainchy24/05/2019 09:25:49
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Hi Forum,

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?

Many thanks


Neil Wyatt24/05/2019 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

Lainchy24/05/2019 19:05:37
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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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