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Overview: Collets

A summary of why collets are needed and the parts involved

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Why is the collet knowledge important?

The collet allows you to quickly change tools in and out of your spindle. But understanding how it works is important to make sure that you get the most out of your tools. Correct use will:

  • improve tool life, and 

  • improve the quality of your finished parts.

How can I make sure the collet is working correctly?

Follow the articles in this section to make sure you are using your collet correctly and giving the best possible performance. We’ll cover:

  • Collet basics

  • The difference between OZ and ER collets

  • Essential maintenance

  • Understanding the collapse range for your collet

  • Loading the collet into your spindle correctly

  • How to correctly position your tool

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Updated on Fri, 09 Jul 2021