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ER25 metric collet set

Set of METRIC collets -- for the ER25 holder of theAbene VHF3 Metaalfrees machine, Metal lathe, Wood Lathe and various other MT2 taper tools.

Sizes 1mm - 15mm -- and each will take 0.5mm for the small collets and from 6mm - 1mm smaller. So actual range is 0.5-1, 1.5-2, ... until 6 to 15mm. Do not use them outside this range. They will break (check the box with the boring bar for examples).

Make sure you `angle-click' the collet into the nut (do not force it straight). Have someone show you if you've not done it before -- as it is easy to get them out of shape this way -- causing vibration.


(from https://www.arceurotrade.co.uk/Catalogue/Collets/ER-Collets/ER40-Collets):


Inspecting the inside of our ER collet nuts reveals an internal flange that has been machined eccentric to the main axis of the nut. This is not a machining error but is designed that way to lock onto the groove of the collet and aid its release from the chuck body.

For this feature to work properly, the collet must be mounted in the nut first before fitting the assembly into the chuck body. To mount the collet in the nut, insert it on an angle, turn slightly and push it into the nut until it clicks into place on the eccentric flange. The cutter may now be fitted and the assembly tightened hard into the chuck body.

To remove the cutter, slacken and undo the nut until resistance is felt. Then, using a collet wrench, further undo the nut until the collet is released from the chuck body. Removal of the collet from the nut is the reverse of the mounting procedure.



We also have two ER25 collet holders; one square, one hex.

To hold something round in a vice; and be able to rotate it at tight/accurate angles.


Would be nice to make / find a box for them.


Bought June 2019.

ER25 spare nut ER25 spare nut

One spare nut bought July 2019 to replace borked one. Mail the mailing list if you use up the last spare one.


This equipment is safety category 5: Equipment that is relatively fragile or expensive - so instructions strongly advised if you have not used them before. So getting, in person, instructions is not mandatory. Reading the wiki, and following the instructions is!

This equipment is Noise Category 3: Can be used at all hours. No limits.


Template for a box.