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    Default WTB South Bend Brand Collet Closer Or Collet Draw Bar For South Bend 13"

    Hi, I'm looking for a 5C collet closer or a 5C collet draw bar for a south bend 13" lathe with a d1-4 spindle. I would like the original south bend parts, no after market stuff.

    Bob

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    easy enough to just make one from 1" rigid steel conduit or iron pipe and a slug of round steel
    or Al . the spindles internal morse taper should be a mt4.5 -to 5c .

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    Lever or handwheel?

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    Default Collet Closer Or Collet Drawbar

    Quote Originally Posted by neilho View Post
    Lever or handwheel?
    Am looking for either a collet closer (lever operated) or a collet draw bar (handwheel with tube) for a 13" SB lathe, d1-4 spindle.

    Bob

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    I have two 5C collet inserts that fit a SB heavy ten lathe spindle. No draw tube though. Not sure if that spindle is the same as a 13" SB.

    If interested I can supply measurements.

    I got these at a sale when the buyer of the heavy ten didn't want the 5C setup.

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    Hello Bob

    I went through the same dilemma as you about a year ago. If you dont have a bunch of 5c collets already I would go with a different set up. Instead of buying or trying to grind a nose adapter then getting lucky enough to find an original southbend collet assembly for $$$$$ you would be better off buying a hardinge speed collet chuck in either 5c or 2J. The nice thing about 2J is that you can chuck larger stock than 5c. I also heard that it holds tighter but I have never done a test to tell or not. On the other hand 5c collets are more popular and therefore inexpensive.
    I purchased a 2J collet chuck and couldn't be happier. It is very accurate and easy to change collets. It also lets the back end of my spindle to remain open to use long stock or indexing attachments. What kind of spindle do you have? D1-4 or threaded?

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    The D14 spindles use a smaller face nose adapter than the standard ones for the threaded spindles
    Reason being is the spindle protector that was offered had a smaller hole
    I think because of the draw studs being there, not sure but I’ve been there many times


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