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New Tools (loads of pictures)

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New Tools (loads of pictures)

Postby DaveL » 30 Dec 2018, 22:21

I have made a tool handle for some carbide insert tools I bought online.
Here are the tools:
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(202.53 KiB)

They sell a handle for them, which I bought:
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(186.82 KiB)

However I was not impressed with it, its made from an aluminium tube and uses 2 grub screws to hold the shaft of the tool. It is so light that I find it a has a bad vibration problem, so I looked round for alternative possibilities. I found what is sold as collet extension that uses ER20 collets.
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(115.97 KiB)

I got a 12 mm collet for it:
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(198.05 KiB)

And a length of steel tube with a 20mm ID:
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(188.98 KiB)

I drilled and tapped 2 holes for grub screws to hole the collet holder in place:
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(166.5 KiB)

I tried this out and it was a major improvement over the bought handle, so to make it more comfortable to use I bought a length of foam sold for the handles on gym equipment:
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(196.65 KiB)

I then turned a wooden knob to fit in the other end of the tube:
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(115.19 KiB)

I drilled a hole for a screw to hold it in place:
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(116.89 KiB)

Then I slid the foam over the pipe and fitted a screw:
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(113.13 KiB)

Here is the finished tool, it works well and is quite nice in the hand as well:
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(192.95 KiB)
Regards,
Dave
My tool kit is almost complete, only a few more to get.
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Re: New Tools (loads of pictures)

Postby TrimTheKing » 30 Dec 2018, 22:27

Nice work mate. A home made tool always feels great to use for many reasons.
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Re: New Tools (loads of pictures)

Postby Woodster » 31 Dec 2018, 11:00

Nice job. I’ve also made my own tools and handles. I use thick wall alloy tube or wood with ER20 chucks. With the tubular ones you can easily add a steel slug in the handle to increase the weight but I’ve not found it necessary so far.
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Re: New Tools (loads of pictures)

Postby Malc2098 » 31 Dec 2018, 11:31

Nice job.
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Re: New Tools (loads of pictures)

Postby Dalboy » 02 Jan 2019, 13:29

Great looking handle have thought about getting unhandled tools and having a handle to fit them in.
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Re: New Tools (loads of pictures)

Postby Phil » 03 Jan 2019, 06:01

Looks very good and functional.
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Re: New Tools (loads of pictures)

Postby Rod » 04 Jan 2019, 15:42

Ashley Iles and perhaps others make unhandled tools

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