use a collet wrench to tighten collets
Do you ever think about your collets? Probably not. Even if you do, you probably don't spend much time thinking about them. You probably even spend less time thinking about your collet wrench. You know your collets have an important job to do; but your collet wrench has a big job too. A good collet wrench can save time and money.

Collets are Essential

If you are operating a CNC machine you use collets. It's just that simple. Collets are essential for tool holding. Bridgeport Machines developed the R8 collets for tool holding with their machines. R8 collets are internally threaded and fit into the machine taper itself. 5C collets can be used as tool holders or work holders. They are externally threaded. It doesn’t matter the name or the reason for your collet. What does matter is that the collet is secured properly. If your collet isn’t tight it will lead to vibration, chatter, ruined material, and destroyed tools.

Tormach machine Collets Must be Tightened Properly

Damaged cutters, damaged work; neither is a good thing. They are an unnecessary waste of valuable time and money. Instead of wasting time and money; just make sure the cutter is tight. To get the right amount of torque don't tighten by hand. To get it tight right, use a collet wrench. Tormach, the equipment manufacturer ran tests to determine what it takes to pull a tool out of its collet. They discovered that one of the worst things you could do was to leave the protective oil coating found on new cutters. Removing the oil and properly tightening from 20 ft lb to 40 ft lb resulted in an increase in holding power from 1300 lb to 3600 lbs. So for your safety and to protect your tools, keep them clean and dry and tighten them properly with collet wrench. By the way, if you didn't know that you should remove that protective coating; you know now.

Use a Quality Collet Wrenchcollet wrench

The Tool Company sells quality tools, made in the USA. So its no wonder that the only collet wrench they sell is the high quality collet wrench made by Sierra American Multi-Systems. You know you can tighten your collets properly with a collet wrench from The Tool Company. We love that the handle is a bright fluorescent orange. It makes the wrench easy to find no matter where you set it down. The high impact plastic and steel insert make it durable. And this long-lasting collet wrench is easy to hold and easy to use. This is the only collet wrench with a concave face. This means you get perfect alignment every time. Get tight right with the best collet wrench. Make sure you have a wrench from The Tool Company. Don’t get ripped off with an inferior wrench made in China. This collet wrench is proudly made in the U.S.A. Just click to order your collet wrench here. You'll be presently surprised at the price. For less than a burger and a brew you get a tool to trust for years.
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