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    Default Rock chuck collets - NO LONGER AVAILABLE

    Hope Im posting in the right area. Im looking for collets for the Rock Chuck. I have the 1/4 and the 1/8 but would like to have the 3/16 and maybe a 3/8. Ron Justice (maker of the Rock Chuck) has been gone from the forum for years. Would anyone know where to find these collets or have any willing to sell. Thanks
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    Also does anybody know if the link ( http://www.cw-parts.com/index.html ) is still good? I do believe it was run by Ron Justice.
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    I went to the site and it does seem to be up and running. I did not place an order, but was aloud to place items cart.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CarverJerry View Post
    Also does anybody know if the link ( http://www.cw-parts.com/index.html ) is still good? I do believe it was run by Ron Justice.
    It is up but not really active. Ron has been AWOL for a couple of years now. There have been a few that did place orders and has to spend several months trying to get the charge transaction reversed.
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    Yes, please do not place an order. It will take your money but Ron is not Monitoring it. He had a House Fire a few years ago and never started back up with the Rock.

    If you ever update to a CarveTite, I am buying any ROCK Parts. I have a bunch. Only one 1/8 and two 1/2. The rest are 1/4 inch.

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    I can't think of a manufacturer off hand, but you should be able to find a 1/2" to 3/16" reducer collets that will work.
    Machinist supply places might have them, I think Amana tools might make some too.
    It will have more collet sections than Ron's but they should all work.
    I have one that I recall using in the past, I think it might be the 3/16" one too.

    You're gonna want something high quality with tight tolerances though, I personally wouldn't mess with buying cheap one off of eBay for example.

    Edit: Musclechuck is another company that I think might have reducer collets
    Edit, again: Also have a look at Eliminator Chucks, he makes reduces too.
    Edit, 3rd time's a charm: I think Whiteside is what I'm using for my 3/16" https://www.whitesiderouterbits.com/products/6395

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    ER11. Many collet sizes available. I have one similar to this for my CarveTight spindle:
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/SHANK-1-2-E...YAAOSw0dJfobRt

    I did get mine from eBay but is of high quality.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DickB View Post
    ER11. Many collet sizes available. I have one similar to this for my CarveTight spindle:
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/SHANK-1-2-E...YAAOSw0dJfobRt

    I did get mine from eBay but is of high quality.
    Oh, that would be a handy setup!
    A hook style spanner is much easier to use on those ER-11 collet nuts than those castle style ones that come with it, unfortunately I can't remember what size it is that works on them.
    I don't have any ER-11 collets at home, but I do use them at work.

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