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Chris Neilan
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Tool handles
May 12th, 2022 at 10:33pm
 
Looking for a source of tool handles with a collet for holding the shank in the handle. I don’t mind making my own handle but want to add a collet. Ready made is good too!
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Re: Tool handles
Reply #1 - May 12th, 2022 at 10:57pm
 
Robust has pre-made or kit.  I bought some from Hope Woodturning (but he doesn't sell in USA any longer) and made my own in a similar style.
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Re: Tool handles
Reply #2 - May 13th, 2022 at 7:40am
 
I use a copper coupling or pipe for collets
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Reply #3 - May 13th, 2022 at 6:19pm
 
Are you thinking of a handle that is removed by loosening set screws, or handles like Stuart Batty uses that are removed with a quarter turn of the top of the handle?
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Reply #4 - May 13th, 2022 at 10:31pm
 
Look around on youtube.  I remember somebody making collet handles using compression type plumbing fittings.
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Reply #5 - May 16th, 2022 at 10:15pm
 
Yes. I think it was mentioned in this forum.  I  made one and it works well. attached a pic also one made of pipe and a set screw which also works well.  If you make one the only thing you need to know that is not pictured is  that the little ring has to have  1/16 -1/8 slot cut into it.
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Re: Tool handles
Reply #6 - May 17th, 2022 at 6:29am
 
Don Stephan wrote on May 13th, 2022 at 6:19pm:
Are you thinking of a handle that is removed by loosening set screws, or handles like Stuart Batty uses that are removed with a quarter turn of the top of the handle?


More like Stuart Betty’s….
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Re: Tool handles
Reply #7 - May 17th, 2022 at 10:48am
 
There are many options out there but IMO, the Robust is the most attractive because it uses a standard ER25 size collet.
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This means you can always get "odd sized" collets for those off brand or home made tools that don't have a standard shaft diameter.
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