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    raffan collet chuck

    anyone here have an idea as to where to get one?
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    I've got a Beall collet chuck, but never heard of the Raffan...

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    Haven't heard of one. You can ask Richard himself here:

    http://www.richardraffan.com/contact

    I would think any similar collet chuck would perform the same functions. Beall makes one that's well-regarded, and I know others have used collet chuck from littlemachineshop.com.
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    thanks guys! i've dropped him a line already. it seems that the only collet chucks that i can find are for small stuff, not quite like the one he uses. the search continues....
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    I donít know if Raffan's a constricting or expanding one, here is a video by Bob Hamilton (bobham5) in which he makes an expanding one for a hollow project. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rfrldsntWbA
    It may be a useful idea for other projects even if it doesnít solve your current need.
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    i recieved 2 replies from him yesterday. it seems that style of collet chuck went out of production once the original nova chuck hit the market. still, i would have liked to get my hands on one of them....
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