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Re: Putting tools in tool holders
« Reply #20 on: March 08, 2015, 08:33:34 PM »
Think it will hurt anything if I just leave them as one or am I going to need to somehow mill out the other slot? I think mine has two pins, but I am not positive without looking.

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« Reply #21 on: March 08, 2015, 08:38:02 PM »
If your mill has two dogs and they are not spring loaded then you will have to have the two slots in the holders or it will not seat in the taper. If the dogs are spring loaded then it probably won't matter if you leave them with just one.
Are they definitely solid?  all mine that have one slot blanked off just have a blank plug screwed in.

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Re: Putting tools in tool holders
« Reply #22 on: March 08, 2015, 08:45:31 PM »
Here is a pic of one of mine with the blank plug, screw has been removed.

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Re: Putting tools in tool holders
« Reply #23 on: March 08, 2015, 08:58:27 PM »
Looks like it has two and they are spring loaded.

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Re: Putting tools in tool holders
« Reply #24 on: March 09, 2015, 03:35:29 AM »
Looks like it will be fine leaving the slot blanked off then :)

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Re: Putting tools in tool holders
« Reply #25 on: March 09, 2015, 06:56:05 AM »
Just looked at the BT holder and it is longer than the Chiron ones, approx 5mm, see pic.

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Re: Putting tools in tool holders
« Reply #26 on: March 09, 2015, 07:08:48 AM »
BTW if your machine takes standard length BT30 then you could space out the pullstud on the Chiron holders and they would work.

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« Reply #27 on: March 09, 2015, 08:01:33 AM »
Interesting. I never had a BT30 tool to compare. I believe mine are the same as those Chiron tools I have though. The one I converted to test loads right in and if you flip them and mate them up like you did there I thought they were the same length.
I will double check again tonight and also find a drawing of a BT30 and check. Now you got me curious. I went through all this once before and thought they were the same as a BT30 on the top.
This would knock out my idea of converting some BT30 tools if the need ever arose. I am going to do some measuring when I get a chance.
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Re: Putting tools in tool holders
« Reply #28 on: March 09, 2015, 08:24:11 AM »
The taper angle is the same just the Chiron ones are shorter.
If yours is the same as the Chiron and you had some BT ones then you should be able to shorten them and they should be fine.

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Re: Putting tools in tool holders
« Reply #29 on: March 09, 2015, 08:27:29 AM »
I don't have any true BT30 tooling. I just always thought it might be a possibility to convert some somehow......I don't know of anything I need at the moment, but I am still curious. I am going to recheck into this.