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porthos

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i need 16 5-c collets to complete a full set. what i need are small sizes in 1/32s and 1/64s . any suggestions as to what cheap brand i should look at?
 

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Lowest price is the best brand.
 

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Individual I get from KBC. They are about $12 CDN each.
 

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I bought the Shars 18 piece set 1/16-1-1/8 yesterday during Ebays 20% off sale. $66 free shipping. I can't see why they wont meet my needs and look forward to having them.
 

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I have sets of 1/8" - 1 1/8" in 1/32" and 1/64" increments from CDCOtools.com. I haven't had problems with any of their collets. However, I don't see individuals for sale from their web site. I added 1/16", 5/64", 3/32" and 7/64" collets from CME tools in Madison Heights, MI for around the same cost as from Shars. I've had good luck with stuff from Shars as Dave mentioned above.

Bruce
 

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Amazon has quite a selection. Including Hardinge
I have the CDCO and they have done good for 6 years. Only thing is the threads are not all the same size. After stripping out a couple of
drawbars I marked the undersized collets and use them in a separate drawbar that has smaller threads to match them.
I also made replaceable hardened ends for my drawbars.
 
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