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Johnjmtaylo3;534882 said:Any Sherline users feel this set is adequate for most clock repair?
PN 1179 metric or PN1162 inches.
SteveStephanG;535011 said:Before you spend too much have a look around for "ER" type collets.
These are becoming available in smaller sizes and the advantage of their design is that they will close a lot further than a traditional collet which means you can cover a bigger range with less collets.
Can also cover metric and imperial with the same set.
I have seen them down to 1/16 and ER 8 size. ( denotes body size )
You can also get adaptors ( you will need one to suit your lathe ) and closing rings if you want to make your own adaptor.
But they won`t look near as impressive as 40-50 WW collets in a nice wood box.StephanG;535047 said:Remember also that "er8" or even "er10" will be a lot smaller than your "er16" and a set of say 12 of these will be a lot cheaper than 40 or 50 ww8 collets.
Johnjmtaylo3;535129 said:These also come in a nice wood box.
They are not made by "Scully Jones". They sure are a lot cheaper than buying 50-80 collets. Question is do they really provide the accurate tolerances required in clock repair.
jmtaylo3;535195 said:Hi Jerry,
Thanks for the advice. I would have to agree with you on getting what you pay for. In regards to contacting the school, I have called them several times in regards to the Sherline Lathe and have found them to be very helpful. I have taken several courses at the school but was unable to attend the lathe course so I have been learning on my own. The post about what the school recommends was as follows so I wasn't sure about if just having even sizes would work. One more thought, will any type of WW 8 collect work on the Sherline? The literature that Sherline provides says most will work. I wasn't sure about Mosely. I live very close to Merritt's and have access to second hand collets.
If you purchase the Sherline 8MM adaptor, most WW/8MM collets will work. In addition, the Moseley collets with the 20 degree flat closing surface will work with a drawbar spacer since they are longer. In addition to that, it is fairly easy to grind an adaptor to except the Moseley collets with the curved closing surface. However its probably not worth the effort unless you have a complete set of these collets.