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Morse taper drill bits...is there a market?

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I bought some goodies from a guy yesterday and one thing I may go back for is a bucket of Morse taper drill bits. I have no idea at this point which taper and just from a quick look I think they were mostly larger sizes, probably from a local factory. Is there a market for these?
 

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#2
If they fit your tailstock they'd be worth having at the right price.
 
#3
I could use them if you don't want them. I'm trying to fill in a set of MT3 drills. MT2 would work, too.
 
#4
I am probably going back Saturday to rescue the drill bits, some horizontal cutters, some taps and some other miscellaneous items.
 
#5
By the way, they have the tang on the end of the taper.
 
#6
Saves lots of time on the lathe when boring.
Most 12-13” swings have a mt3 tail stock right?
 
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By the way, they have the tang on the end of the taper.
That's what most of mine are, too. My lathe tailstock and drill press both use MT3.
 
#9
My Craftsman 12x36 lathe is MT2 with no tang slot. If I use a taper with a tang us there usually enough extra room in the receiving taper to accommodate the tang? I think so but not sure. Not sure of the taper on my vintage Craftsman drill press.
 
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My Craftsman 12x36 lathe is MT2 with no tang slot. If I use a taper with a tang us there usually enough extra room in the receiving taper to accommodate the tang? I think so but not sure. Not sure of the taper on my vintage Craftsman drill press.
My lathe also does not have a socket for the tang. It still works, but the travel is reduced before the tool ejects.
 
#11
I have a craftsman 12 x36. I just cut the tang off the drill chuck arbor. To get full travel. better to have the ram as far in as possible for center drilling.
 
#12
I went back to the guy's place yesterday and realized they are tapered reamers with a morse taper, not drill bits. I may still buy them.
 
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