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4 Tips to Help Your Tools Last Longer

4 Tips to Help Your Tools Last Longer
Excellent care of your tools help them last longer. Here are top tips to help you make this happen: Put them in the right storage Ever had one of those days when you checked every nook and cranny of your home simply because you couldn’t find the tools you needed? Misplacing your tools can mean leaving them somewhere unsafe and unprotected. If you’ve got kids in your home, they could find those tools, give it a go and injure themselves in the process. Prevent all these from happening by putting your tools in the right storage, says HomeTips. Clean your tool holders Your HPI tool holders, no matter how well-made, are going to get a ton of dirt and dust. Be sure to clean those off. Letting dirt, dust and grime develop on your tool holders can easily compromise the integrity and functionality of your tools. It could lead to rust problems or other signs of deterioration. That’s all preventable, though, by simply keeping your tool holders clean and free of grime and dirt. Replace broken holders Your HPI tool holders secure your inserts and tools in place. This doesn’t just give you better control over your work results, though. It helps your tools perform better. If your tool holders are already starting to show signs of wear and tear, this could affect the quality of your tools. Instead of making do with problematic tool holders, shop for new ones instead. Go for quality equipment Never go for cheap tool holders. High quality ones will always perform better and longer with your tools. If you need to make a choice between high quality ones that come at a cost and cheap ones that are a dime a dozen, then go for quality ones. They might set you back more with upfront costs but you’ll get better results out of them in the long run. Be the first to like. Like...
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Selecting the Right Collet Chuck for the Job

Selecting the Right Collet Chuck for the Job
When it comes to milling and turning processes, you have a lot of choices for tool holders. Many people like collets because they grip tighter than three-jaw chuck applications and offer advantages over standard end mill holders. However, which collet chuck should you use? Here is helpful information to get you started. What are Collets? Collets use an inner sleeve system to slide completely around machining tools. They hold extremely well and are easy to use. Changing tools is simple and doesn’t need a lot of effort. Collets are self-centering, and this makes them perfect for precision work. They are not likely to loosen during use, even when vibrations are present. ER Collets The ER collet chuck is the most popular tool holder system in the world. Both the inside and outside sleeves have 16 slots. This lets them shrink as they grip, to hold many types of shanks. The ER design has a universal appeal because it holds metric and standard size shanks with no problems. This is an important consideration if you do a lot of machining work. ER chucks can handle smooth shaft tools and threaded end tools. As long as the outside shaft diameter is not too large or small, you’ll have no problems setting up your machine. It’s a simple matter of installing the tool, collar and then tightening down the collar with a c-spanner wrench. Here are some more types to consider: Coolant collets – designed to dispense coolant right on the tool cutting surface. R8 – made especially for milling and they have no external nut. C5 – made like the R8 but primarily used for holding so workpieces can pass through them. These are only a few of many choices. If you need help choosing the best collet chuck, turn to a trusted source for shop tools and equipment. Be the first to like. Like...
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