I am looking into a fast tool-swap for my R8 spindle. I was using a small hobby-grade tool changer, which broke and now am looking for other options.
I was wondering if anyone uses these and could elaborate on their experience and / or research with these R8 compatible tool swap systems:
* Universal Kwik-Switch or Collis Rapid switch system (I understand is interchangeable)
* R8 Royal Easy change.
I have aluminum homemade CNC router 12 x 16 work area, and mainly do artistic sculptures in aluminum and plastic, and am in the middle of upgrading my system to make it strong to handle steel milling, eventually. My milling speeds are usually 4,000 - 11,000 rpm and I mostly use 1/16" - 1/4" bits, though still want up to at least a 1/2" capacity. I do many of tool swaps on a job, and need accurate repeatable tool height, and the convenience of swapping them fast.
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