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    Ok, one simple question. Is it ok to use a floating head in a rigid tap cycle on a Milling Center. If not, why? I was asked today if its ok and I can't seem to think of a reason why it would not be ok except for if you are peck tapping?

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    What is the motivation for doing this? Chuck the tap in a ER collet and be done with it.

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    No motivation but thats not what I'm asking. I am asking if there is a reason he could NOT use the collet as in it broke today and I don't have a replacement so the operator asked if he could use a floating head.
    Also not everyone has ER collets.

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    Huh?

    You've got a CNC mill and no collet holders?

    Yes, you can use a floating holder, but it's not needed.

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    Here is a page that says it works and increases tap life.
    Advantages and Pitfalls of Rigid Tapping « CNCCookbook CNC Blog CNCCookbook CNC Blog

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    I would think it would increase tap life.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ewlsey View Post
    Huh?

    You've got a CNC mill and no collet holders?

    Yes, you can use a floating holder, but it's not needed.
    lol, no I have collet holders. I only had 1 collet of the size in question and it broke. I don't however have ER collets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by otter View Post
    Here is a page that says it works and increases tap life.
    Advantages and Pitfalls of Rigid Tapping « CNCCookbook CNC Blog CNCCookbook CNC Blog
    Interesting. Thank you for that.

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    I don't see any reason you can't use a floating tap head. They help account for any the pitch difference in the program. Not sure what machine you use or how many decimals you can program to. Some of the old machines only programed to a .000 place decimal. When ridgid taping thats probley not matching the pitch of the thread enough. So that is why you would use a floating head to help fix that and the fact of the stop and reverse it allows a bit of flex for that also. I on my Mazak can program my pitch to a .00000 place decimal and I think that is great for ridgid taping I do it all the time in a er-32 collet.

    Use it, it won't hurt anything. thats my .02

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hertz View Post
    Ok, one simple question. Is it ok to use a floating head in a rigid tap cycle on a Milling Center. If not, why? I was asked today if its ok and I can't seem to think of a reason why it would not be ok except for if you are peck tapping?
    Yes I do it all the time

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    Yes I do it all the time


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