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Forum topic by 3285jeff posted 12-16-2015 04:08 AM 402 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-16-2015 04:08 AM

I have been looking to get a set of collets for my lathe,,psi sells a set and so does craft supply,,and needless to say beall does but at quite a bit more,,,,can anyone tell their experiences with either set and do you actually use it that much to justify buying the set,,,and on the psi set I noticed it goes to 3/4,,is there any sets that go bigger,,,thank you,,all input would be appricated, ,,,

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#1 posted 12-16-2015 02:41 PM

I have the Apprentice set from Craft Supplies. I don’t use it a whole lot, but when I am doing stuff like Christmas ornaments, etc, it really comes in handy. If I am doing something that is bigger than 3/4”. I use one of my Nova chucks with pin jaws.

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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#2 posted 12-16-2015 03:31 PM

I have the PSI set.I like it.I don’t use it much though.Comes in handy for those occasional projects though.Craft Supplies and Pen State are priced the same.The Beall set is priced higher.Again I don’t use it much but would purchase again.

-- Jeff,Tucson,Az.

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#3 posted 12-18-2015 07:35 PM

I bought my set on Ebay. Much cheaper and the quality seems very good.

-- Grant Wilkinson, Ottawa ON

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