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    An ER-20 Collet Holder Plate

    I needed a simple way to organize my metric ER-20 collet set. Initially, I tossed them in a pencil box. That did keep them from rolling away but certainly was not a satisfying solution. Could have CNC’d a plate with tapered holes but that really didn’t interest me. I liked the idea of a tapered hole to help retain each collet but didn’t want to put forth a lot of effort. Then the trick hit me – use a step drill!

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    Jon (Dec 29, 2015), kbalch (Dec 30, 2015), Paul Jones (Dec 30, 2015)

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    Thanks Rick! We've added your Collet Holder to our Storage and Organization category, as well as to your builder page: Rick Sparber's Homemade Tools. Your receipt:


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    Rick, using a step drill is a brilliant way to make the holes and will consider this next time I make another ER collet rack. I took the easy way out when I made my ER16 collet rack out of oak and just drilled two holes (small bottom hole to catch the narrow end and a larger hole to catch the top edge) with Forstner bits to accommodate the collet tapers. I like your method better. Thanks, Paul



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