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    Hi all,

    I recently bought my first mill - an Aciera F3. It's an absolute beauty and I love it.

    However, I'm having trouble wrapping my head around the most practical way to make use of the W20 spindle taper in the F3. I have a mostly-complete set of collets, but I suspect for many tools (e.g. face cutters, boring heads etc) a dedicated arbor would be better. But, I can't for the life of me find tools/arbors in W20.

    Is there something I'm missing here? How does everyone else make the best use of a W20 spindle?

    Cheers,
    Hugh

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    You can buy used W20 tooling on Ebay.de or ricardo.ch.

    Some inexpensive new W20 stuff is available from Search results for W20 | RC Machines Luxembourg EN but this is mostly for lathes.

    A wider selection is here: Resultat(s) de votre recherche - SWISS MACHINES SHOP
    For example here is a W20 arbor:
    Tasseau long W20 porte fraise O 16 x L 100 mm - - SWISS MACHINES SHOP

    Here is the result of a search for W20 arbors:
    Resultat(s) de votre recherche - SWISS MACHINES SHOP
    I suggest you sit down before going through these results - the prices make Germany look inexpensive.

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    Holy moly I was not prepared for those prices, even after your warning!

    Thanks for the links, though. I might put a few auto-notifications up on ebay and ricardo.

    I notice that RCM sells w20 machinable blanks: W20-Schaft mit weichem zyl.Ende 26 mm - RCW20ZG | Aufnahmen | RCM-PRODUKTION | RC Machines Luxembourg
    Would it make sense to make my own arbors? Or would the necessary precision put it beyond the capabilities of my humble home workshop?

    Hugh

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    Quote Originally Posted by hughsimons View Post
    I notice that RCM sells w20 machinable blanks: W20-Schaft mit weichem zyl.Ende 26 mm - RCW20ZG | Aufnahmen | RCM-PRODUKTION | RC Machines Luxembourg
    Would it make sense to make my own arbors? Or would the necessary precision put it beyond the capabilities of my humble home workshop?

    Hugh
    Some home shops are better fitted out than others....
    Would guess that good ID/OD grinding would be a must if any precision was to be obtained.
    Cheers Ross

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