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« Reply #15 on: August 12, 2011, 19:06:10 pm »

Just adding my satisfaction with the colt (var speed) and the high precision collet.  Bit life doubled when I changed from a roto-zip type tool to the colt, and the cut quality is amazing.  I am actually going through old discarded bits that I though were dull, and getting quite a bit (no pun intended) more useful cutting time from them. I can't recommend the combo more.  It's all about the run-out....

Thanks, Jeff....

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« Reply #16 on: August 12, 2011, 20:56:04 pm »

Hi Don! I didn't know you frequented the CamBam forum.
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« Reply #17 on: August 12, 2011, 21:00:14 pm »

The collets are awesome, but I hate the muti toothed wrench.
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« Reply #18 on: August 13, 2011, 14:48:13 pm »

There is an interesting reason they use the spline type nut and wrench. When you tighten a collet closing nut with an end wrench it actually distorts the nut a little which affects how the collet seats, the result is increased run out. 

The spline wrench does not have this problem of distorting the nut, although it does require a bit more effort to use.  Smiley
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« Reply #19 on: August 13, 2011, 14:51:54 pm »

I figured it applied an equal force or something like that.
That splains that.  Smiley

Sometimes I just move the wrench right into position the first time
Then sometimes I sit there and try and figure out why I can't get the wrench on after 3 tries.  Huh
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« Reply #20 on: August 15, 2011, 20:33:51 pm »

You wouldn't happen to be using PreciseBits precision collets, collet nuts and their double nib wrench?

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« Reply #21 on: August 15, 2011, 23:26:35 pm »

I am using what Jeff suggested in post #3
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« Reply #22 on: August 16, 2011, 02:19:15 am »

I thought so.  It is the same wrench and collet type I use for my Porter Cable 892.

Guess you guys missed Ron Reed's updates on how to modify your wrench and turn it into a loving "wench" with a basic exorcism.

You will love your new wrench afterwards.






* PreciseBits Collet Wrench Exorcism.pdf (639.64 KB - downloaded 75 times.)
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« Reply #23 on: August 16, 2011, 09:34:49 am »

Thanks for the wrench tip.

BTW, I ended up getting one of the K2 CNC Bosch colt mounts and it has been awesome.
Very beefy.

I also drilled several small holes in it and mounted a ring of High intensity LED's

http://www.k2cnc.com/shop/proddetail.asp?prod=RM%2DB%2DColt&cat=31


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