View Full Version : Newbie Hold to hold tool holder while loosening nut

02-24-2009, 02:26 PM
I had a collision last week that ended up tightening the nut on my ER11 tool holder to the point I can't get it off. Unfortunately everything I know about tools I learned from google and I'm wondering if there is a device that holds the taper part of a tool holder while I use the spanner on the nut.

One of Many
02-24-2009, 03:36 PM
There are bench mounted tool tighteners. That being a small holder, just guessing, but here is one example.

30 Taper Bench mount fixture (http://cgi.ebay.com/30-TAPER-TIGHTENING-FIXTURE-CENTAUR-_W0QQitemZ300295182084QQcmdZViewItemQQimsxZ20090220?IMSfp=TL090220125004r37623)


02-24-2009, 04:15 PM
Most CAT or BT style blocks won't work for your tool holder because your tool holder doesn't have slots for keys to sit into (shown here (http://www.cybertechtooling.com/files/images/000_0011.jpg)). Instead, it looks like you need a spanner to go into the holes near the bottom of the taper.

I would contact the tool manufacturer; they might stock such a unit. Otherwise, you will be stuck making one.

Chris Kirchen