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Offline Bryce Cagle

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Collet vs. 4 jaw
« on: December 11, 2018, 07:36:54 PM »
Hey guys I have recently got in to call making. I would like to know the advantages or disadvantages of a collet Chuck vs a four jaw Chuck. Also where is the place that has the best bang for your buck on mandrels

Offline LagrueCustomCalls

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Re: Collet vs. 4 jaw
« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2018, 11:17:12 PM »
4 jaw has little precision. Good for rounding and drilling blanks and similar tasks.

Collet chucks have much higher precision and are great for turning and drilling inserts once the tenon is turned. You can also old a straight shank barrel mandrel in one.
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Offline Bryce Cagle

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Re: Collet vs. 4 jaw
« Reply #2 on: December 11, 2018, 11:25:34 PM »
Thanks man. That helped a lot. Do you have a preference in which collet to buy

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Re: Collet vs. 4 jaw
« Reply #3 on: December 12, 2018, 11:42:36 AM »
Got my collet chuck set from PSI.  Think a lot of guys get them there.

Offline Bryce Cagle

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Re: Collet vs. 4 jaw
« Reply #4 on: December 12, 2018, 09:07:11 PM »
Okay thanks man. Where do y'all get your expanding mandrels?

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Re: Collet vs. 4 jaw
« Reply #5 on: December 12, 2018, 09:44:57 PM »
I also run the PSI collet chuck and have been satisfied with it.

For expanding mandrels, I use either Webfoot or Breakheart.
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Offline Bryce Cagle

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Re: Collet vs. 4 jaw
« Reply #6 on: December 13, 2018, 12:11:38 AM »
Alright thanks guys