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Offline J Schmitz

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#2MT adapter drill sleeve
« on: February 13, 2016, 01:29:15 AM »
I'm new to the call making game and this forum has progressed my knowledge by years I just want to thank you all for all the priceless info I've received!! I just have one quick question I've been slowly buying everything to turn a call and I've almost got everything bought I'm just wondering if it would be better to buy a drill chuck for the lathe or is it cheaper and easier to just buy a 5/8 #2MT drill bit but how would I use a 1/4 bit I can't seem to find one with a 2mt shank. I found a #2MT adapter drill sleeve if that will work for a 1/4 inch bit but I can't seem to find any info about how to use it or how well the adapter works? It would benefit me to have something like this instead of a drill press because I'm limited on space.  I've searched for two days to find something on the subject I apologize if this has already been addressed.

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Re: #2MT adapter drill sleeve
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2016, 08:03:20 AM »
I would definitely go with the drill chuck. That way you won't be stuck with only one size bit. I think you can find them on PSI or Amazon for $30 bucks or less.

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Re: #2MT adapter drill sleeve
« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2016, 09:02:36 AM »
X2 on the drill chuck. I use this one. It works just fine. Be sure to look for a 20% off coupon.

http://www.harborfreight.com/1-2-half-inch-mt2-mini-lathe-drill-chuck-42340.html

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Re: #2MT adapter drill sleeve
« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2016, 09:05:20 AM »
I suggest you get one with 5/8 or even 3/4 capacity... for the little added cost, youll find the extra size will come in quite handy.

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Re: #2MT adapter drill sleeve
« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2016, 02:25:46 PM »
You can use any of these in your 1/2 inch drill chuck.
http://www.use-enco.com/CGI/INPDFF?PMPAGE=34&PMITEM=301-1040

Look at the bottom of the page under "silver and deming".

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« Last Edit: February 13, 2016, 02:28:34 PM by FDR »
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Offline J Schmitz

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Re: #2MT adapter drill sleeve
« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2016, 08:27:46 PM »
Ok thank y'all so much!