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I have a Fobco Universal MT, can it be used for milling?

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John Haine29/05/2020 12:13:22
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Posted by Caspar Wolf on 29/05/2020 10:45:19:

John Haine could you link to an example of a closing nut and the MT2 finger collets that you mentioned please?



The link in previous post takes you to the Myford website where they show the nut and closing tube (which by the way has a straight not tapered bore). Collets are here for example.

John Haine29/05/2020 12:24:28
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Roderick Jenkins29/05/2020 12:51:34
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A dial gauge will act as a usable precision depth gauge. The fact that Fobco have provided both a quill lock and a potential collet system are the 2 essential features that turn the drill into a mill. I think everything else can be overcome with a little ingenuity and care in operation. Got to be worth a go, surely.


Howard Lewis29/05/2020 15:18:04
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Personally, I would be averse to risk damaging a good machine by using it for milling, even light work.

Collets are the way to go to hold end mills, IF you must, but definitely not a drill chuck.

You can use a Mill for drilling, but not the other way round.


old mart29/05/2020 16:10:13
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Since the original Myford collet system is so expensive, and my er25 suggestion seems to have been overlooked, I will repeat the link:


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