RAMCO TK380 Collet Assy Removal

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mcman56
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RAMCO TK380 Collet Assy Removal

Post by mcman56 » Wed Jan 26, 2011 4:51 pm

I need to remove the 5C collet mounting assembly from a TK380 to mount a 3 jaw chuck. The back part is easy. I lift a pin and the tube with tightening assy slide right out. However, there is a nose piece that the collet sits in on the other end. How does it come off?

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Re: RAMCO TK380 Collet Assy Removal

Post by GlennW » Wed Jan 26, 2011 4:57 pm

It most likely fits into the spindle taper.

You may be able to tap it out using an aluminum rod through the spindle bore.

I use a bearing splitter to pop mine out as I'm not real wild about hammering against spindle bearings.

Splitter and 5C adapter
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Re: RAMCO TK380 Collet Assy Removal

Post by mcman56 » Wed Jan 26, 2011 7:43 pm

It took just the lightest tap from behind.

Thanks!

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Re: RAMCO TK380 Collet Assy Removal

Post by alyons » Mon Nov 20, 2017 4:08 pm

Hello, I just joined the group. Do you know where I could find a manual for the Ramco TK380 Lathe?

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