1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.
  2. PLEASE: Read the FORUM RULES BEFORE registering!

    Dismiss Notice

I need a 5/8" tool holder for my Sherline Mill?

Discussion in 'SHERLINE, TAIG, TITAN & SIEG MINI-MACHINES' started by Brad West, Mar 11, 2017.

  1. Brad West

    Brad West United States Swarf Registered Member

    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    3
    City:
    Rapid City
    State:
    South Dakota

    -Return to Top-

    I can only find up to a 1/2" tool holder? Anyone know where I can get or how to adapt to a 5/8" tool holder for a Sherline? Thanks!
     
  2. kvt

    kvt Active User Active Member

    Likes Received:
    558
    Trophy Points:
    113
    City:
    San Antonio
    State:
    Texas

    -Return to Top-

    Have you got a mill, If so make one out of mild steel or alum. I made some out of ALUM Then used the T nut off a sherline one and got me a bolt/screw to fit. Just got a few Cap screws to hold the bit. Even made a rocker type
     
  3. mikey

    mikey Active User H-M Supporter-Premium

    Likes Received:
    1,965
    Trophy Points:
    113
    City:
    Honolulu
    State:
    Hawaii

    -Return to Top-

    Several options:
    • Buy a blank end mill holder from Sherline, bore it and tap the side for a set screw.
    • Bore an existing end mill holder.
    • Make an endmill holder on your lathe.
    • Buy a Beall Tools ER-32 chuck and hold it with a 5/8" collet. This is the most accurate and flexible of your options.
    By the way, a 5/8" end mill is honking big end mill for a Sherline lathe. What are you doing that requires that large a cutter? That tool is almost as large as the spindle and will generate a lot of cutting force so I'm just curious.
     
  4. Hidyn

    Hidyn Canada Active Member Active Member

    Likes Received:
    19
    Trophy Points:
    8
    City:
    Calgary
    State:
    Alberta

    -Return to Top-

    Hey wait a second.... why haven't I built a 3/8's end mill holder for my lathe?!

    That would make my life a little easier!

    Thanks for the idea!
     
  5. mikey

    mikey Active User H-M Supporter-Premium

    Likes Received:
    1,965
    Trophy Points:
    113
    City:
    Honolulu
    State:
    Hawaii

    -Return to Top-

    The real question is, why don't you own a Beall ER-32 chuck?
     
  6. Brad West

    Brad West United States Swarf Registered Member

    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    3
    City:
    Rapid City
    State:
    South Dakota

    -Return to Top-

    I'm not using and end mill, I am using a Rotary Broach. I finally got a blank end mill holder from Sherline and made one. The holder and Rotary Broach work Great. I'm new to machining and Sherline, so I did not know that a Beall Tools ER32 chuck would work with a Sherline, but I will be buying one. As I said, I'm new to this and would Love to find out what works with a Sherline Mill and Lathe that is not a Sherline product. I have bought about every accessory Sherline makes for the Mill and Lathe, so always looking for something new to pick up. I have the 5800 mill and 4400 Lathe. I am currently just making bit drivers, Knife lanyard beads and bit holders/storage plates and giving them away, yep, giving them away to whomever I think would like them. I'm just having fun with the mill and Lathe, they are Great! Thanks guys and if you think you could use a bit driver, let me know and I'll make you one and send it to you! I have a long, long waiting list, about 3 people LOL!!!
     
    mikey likes this.
  7. Hidyn

    Hidyn Canada Active Member Active Member

    Likes Received:
    19
    Trophy Points:
    8
    City:
    Calgary
    State:
    Alberta

    -Return to Top-

    Good Lord, because I'm living in the stone age!
    Where's my credit card...? :D
     
    mikey likes this.
  8. mikey

    mikey Active User H-M Supporter-Premium

    Likes Received:
    1,965
    Trophy Points:
    113
    City:
    Honolulu
    State:
    Hawaii

    -Return to Top-

    Gentlemen, if you buy a Beall chuck, be sure you tell them that it will go on a Sherline lathe/mill. They also sell one to fit a Taig and the spindle register is different for a Taig. Beall will know which one you need.

    Buy decent ER collets because it makes a difference. The kit comes with 5 ER collets that are fine for the lathe but if you need better accuracy on the mill for tool holding then Techniks collets are much better. They cost more but they will pay you back in lower run out, finer finishes and greater accuracy.

    Of all the tools I've made or have for the Sherline lathe, the two most useful are a rear mounted tool post and a graver tool rest. To me, both are indispensable for a Sherline owner. There are many tools to make but the rear mounted parting tool is a MUST HAVE.
     

Share This Page