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Chris Denton07/07/2014 23:28:13
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About to order some of these:

http://www.arceurotrade.co.uk/Catalogue/Collets/ER-Collet-Fixtures

Just wondering when you would use the hexagonal instead of the square?

When in a 3 jaw chuck?

Clive Foster07/07/2014 23:35:50
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Milling nuts and bolt heads are the main use for me. OK mine are 5c bought way back when but principle is same.

GaryM08/07/2014 00:12:33
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Posted by Chris Denton on 07/07/2014 23:28:13:

....Just wondering when you would use the hexagonal instead of the square?

When you want to put six sides on something rather than four?

wink

Sorry.

Gary

Les Jones 108/07/2014 08:05:25
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Hi Chris,
I bought the hexagonal one to use for sharpening 6 flute milling cutters. As others have said you could use them as a quick way drilling 3 or 6 holes around something.

Les.

Neil Wyatt08/07/2014 09:26:45
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Use with a V-block and the six-sided block can be used to mill 12 facets. I bet even John S. hasn't worked that one out

Neil

Frank.N Storm08/07/2014 10:49:53
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Might be a good idea to point out to Chris that the idea behind these fixtures is for using them on a mill, not as cheap collet holder in a lathe chuck.

Regards, Frank

Chris Denton08/07/2014 19:56:48
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I didn't think of turning them!

I usually use an indexer.

Yes I would use it for holding round things on the milling machine.

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