Abstract: A dental tool holder (2) and/or tool (23) having a tip (22) is made by non-cutting deformation of metal blank (1, 16) and optionally removal of material to provide the dental tool with a pointed tip (22). The blank may have a first part (3, 11) which can define a groove (4), a second part (5, 12) which can be folded to form a shaft (6) and optionally an integral tool forming portion (13).
Abstract: Upper-and-lower cutouts (25a) and right-and-left cutouts are formed in a flange portion (23) of a holder main body (12). In a fore portion of the outer circumference of the flange portion (23), is provided a first operation ring (41), which is urged rearward by a compression spring (42). A taper portion (44) inwardly slanted as viewed toward the rear as well as a straight portion (45) are formed in the operation ring (41), and a drive key portion to be fitted to the key way of the spindle through the right-and-left cutouts are provided on both right and left sides of a rear face (45a) of the straight portion (45). In the rear of the operation ring (41), is provided a second operation ring (51) via two spacers (52).
Abstract: A machine tool extension for interfacing a cutting tool having a generally cylindrical shank portion to a tool holder having a central opening. The extension comprises an elongate, generally cylindrical shank member having first end and a reduced diameter second end. The first end of the shank member is insertable into and securable within the central opening of the tool holder. The extension further comprises a bushing member having an aperture extending longitudinally therethrough. The second end of the shank member is insertable and securable within one end of the aperture, with the shank portion of the cutting tool being at least partially insertable into and securable within the other end of the aperture. The shank member is formed to have an outer diameter which slightly exceeds the diameter of the central opening of the tool holder.
Abstract: A cutting tool chuck comprises a spindle provided with a tapered bore having the shape of a regular hexagonal prismoid for receiving a shank of a tool holder or a cutting tool, a retainer placed in the tapered bore of the spindle, and a plurality of rollers held in place by the retainer so as to be in rolling contact with the surfaces defining the tapered bore and the surfaces of the shank. The retainer has a plurality of retaining ribs extending along ridge sections of the tapered bore, an upper connecting ring to which the upper ends of the retaining ribs are joined, and a lower connecting ring to which the lower ends of the retaining ribs are joined. Each roller has a pair of projections at its opposite ends, and the rollers are supported for rotation at their projections on the retaining ribs.
Abstract: The invention relates to a procedure for the fastening of objects, e.g. working tools and work pieces, and to a holding device. The invention comprises a self-locking holding collet (2, 22) which fastens the object by means of an actuating element (3) which moves the holding collet to fasten and unfasten the object.
Abstract: A mount for interfacing a cutting tool having a generally cylindrical shank portion to a tool holder having a central opening. The mount comprises an elongate, generally cylindrical shank member having first and second ends. The first end is insertable into and securable within the central opening of the tool holder, with the second end including an axially extending bore disposed therein. The shank member is formed to have an outer diameter which slightly exceeds the diameter of the central opening of the tool holder. The bore itself is formed to have a diameter which is slightly less than the diameter of the shank portion of the cutting tool.
Abstract: A universal driving and setting tool is used to drive and set an anchor, such as a concrete anchor, having an anchor sleeve and an anchor slug positioned within a bore formed in the anchor sleeve. The driving and setting tool includes an attachment that fits over standard drill bits used in a hammer drill for drilling a hole in a substrate, such as concrete, in which the anchor is set. The attachment engages an end of the drill bit and can fit over drill bits having different lengths and having shanks of different shapes. The driving and setting tool also includes a reversible adapter that is positioned in the attachment in either a first or second position. In a first position, an anchor sleeve hammering portion on the reversible adapter faces outwardly to hammer the anchor sleeve into the hole within the substrate.
Abstract: A quick-change insert, particularly for hard alloy taps, has a seat for a square end section of the tap forming the rotational connection and a pull-out holding device. In the region of the square end section, at least one indentation is provided for the positive engagement of a locking pin, which is under the tension of a spring, mounted in the quick-change insert with limited longitudinal mobility and, in use, is blocked by an overlapping collar of the chuck body.
Abstract: An improved self centering spade drill having at least three cutting blades extending radially outward from the center of the drill, the front edge of the blade constituting the cutting portion of the drill, the rear edge of the blade constituting the port end of the drill which are adapted to be received and supported by a drill holder.
Abstract: A device for holding and securing a rotating tool to be attached to the spindle shaft of a machine tool, that can realize ultra-precise cutting or grinding work under conditions of high rotation speed and rapid feeding. A tool holder consists of an outer cylinder having a tapered outside peripheral surface which comes into contact with the inside peripheral surface in a tapered hole of a spindle shaft; an inner cylinder which fits in such a manner that the outer cylinder can slide in an axial direction; a retainer having an outer armor which is formed at the front end of the inner cylinder and can contact the top end of said spindle shaft; and an elasticity-accelerating member which imparts elastic force to the retainer such that the outer cylinder can move towards its base end.
Abstract: A drill extender apparatus having: (1) an rotary drive coupler providing, on one end, threaded engagement to the drive of a conventional electric drill and a polygonal shaped driven tool receptor cavity and locking collet at the other end; and (2) a tool extender, having drive shaft at one end, and a polygonal shaped driven tool receptor cavity and locking collet at the other end for receiving a tool, such a tool would include one of a set of drill bits, each having an extender shaft having a notched polyhedron shaft having multiple positions for drilling/boring deep holes, having multiple grooves adapted to be received by the quick disconnect collet of the tool extender wherein the balls selectively engage a groove for engaging said polygonal shaft and the polygonal shaped shaft is locked in place by the action of the polygonal cavity of said collet.
Abstract: A chuck capable of rapidly sensing trouble occurring during work is provided. The chuck comprises a base body for rotating with a spindle of a machine tool; a concave hole disposed in a stem of the base body and open at the end surface thereof; a holder inserted in the concave hole with a pressing force applied thereto in a direction of ejection, the holder being capable of holding an appropriate cutting tool A on the end thereof; a transfer mechanism for permitting a predetermined length of slide of the holder into the base body and for transferring the rotation of the base body to the holder; and an appropriate lock mechanism for maintaining the holder fitted in the base body against the pressing force, the lock mechanism being capable of unlocking the fitted holder. The trouble is sensed by maintaining the fitted holder.
Abstract: The magnetic chuck assembly includes a conventional chuck having structure for imparting a torque to a tool holder; a magnetic tool holder having mating structure for engaging the structure on the chuck; and the magnetic tool holder further having magnet structure for holding a tool to the magnetic tool holder and for holding the magnetic tool holder to the chuck.
Abstract: A spindle centered on an axis and formed with an axially forwardly open recess centered on the axis is secured to a tool holder formed with a tubular extension projecting axially rearward and fitted complementarily in the recess by a mount having an actuating rod axially displaceable in the spindle and having a head in the recess formed with an inner frustoconical surface directed rearward toward the collar and an outer annular surface generally perpendicular to the axis and also directed rearward toward the collar. A retaining element on the rod in the tubular extension has a plurality of segments forming a frustoconical inner front face directed forward toward the head, an outer annular face generally perpendicular to the axis and also directed forward toward the head, and a rear face directed axially rearward.
Abstract: A new drill bit adapter for permitting use of drill bits which do not fit on a drill chuck which is provided with an electric drill. The inventive device includes an adapter chuck having a chuck body and an adapter shaft extending from an end of the chuck body. The shaft is sized for being retained by the drill chuck on the electric drill. The opposite end of the chuck body retains drill bits of a size which cannot be retained by the drill chuck. The drill bits are retained by a key operated retaining system, or by a hand tightened system, both of which are conventional.
Abstract: The present invention relates to a tool/collet alignment and securement arrangement for a vertical milling machine having a J-head and a manually adjustable spindle for the secure and rapid change of a tool held in a collet in a lower end of the spindle. An arrangement of receiving bores are spaced annularly around the lower end of the spindle. An arrangement of locating pins are correspondingly arranged about the tool/collet so as to mate with the receiving bores in the spindle, to provide secure and efficient engagement of the collet/tool with the spindle in the vertical milling machine.
Abstract: The invention comprises a vertical milling machine having a J-head and a manually adjustable spindle for the rapid change of a tool held in said spindle, including a milling machine head having a motor means for rotatively moving the spindle about its longitudinal axis. An elongated draw bar is rotatively supported within the spindle. A compressive spring is arranged between the top end of the draw bar and the top end of the spindle. An enclosure cap is attached to the head, so as to limit vertical advance of the draw bar, a coupling arranged at the lower end of the draw bar, and a collet with a pull stud thereon, is arranged in mating engagement with the coupling, wherein the collet and a tool therein are released as the spindle is moved longitudinally upwardly with respect to the collet.
Abstract: A driven part of a tool is secured to a drive part of a drive spindle rotatable about an axis by a mount having a tubular extension projecting axially forward from one of the parts and formed centered on the axis with a radially inwardly projecting collar and a recess on the other part complementarily engageable axially over the tubular extension. A retaining element in the tubular extension has a plurality of dogs deflectable radially between an outer blocking position axially behind the collar and an inner position radially rearward of the collar. An actuating member in the retaining element in the tubular extension has a camming edge engageable forward with the dogs.
Abstract: An automatic tool changer provides an attachment to be easily clamped if the attachment is mounted to a spindle head. Conical disk springs are arranged between the bevel gear for rotating a tool spindle supported by bearings at the center of an attachment body and the spline shaft projecting from the lower end of a shank member of the attachment to be mounted to the main spindle and inserted into the central part of the bevel gear. If the shank member is drawn up by a collet, the conical disk springs are compressed, and large diameter coupling provided at the attachment body engages with a large diameter coupling provided at the lower end face of a spindle ram. The attachment is thereby fixed to a spindle head and the turning torque of the main spindle is transmitted to a tool held by the attachment.
Abstract: A method of securing sheet material to a support by means of a screw threaded fastener having a driving head adapted to drivably cooperate with a driving tool such that operation of the tool causes rotation of the fastener and enables the fastener to be driven into the support. The method is characterized in that a hole is formed through the sheet material by means of a drill bit attached to the driving tool so as to drivably cooperate with that tool in the same manner as the fastener drivably cooperates with the tool. The drill bit is removed from the tool after formation of the hole and is replaced by a fastener which is then driven into the support by the same tool so as to secure the sheet material to the support. The drill bit is characterized in that it has a drilling feature in the form of a substantially flat plate extending outwardly on each of two opposite sides of the rotational axis of the drill bit.
Abstract: A drill for interchangable use on a screw driver bit. The drill is mounted on shank, the shank having an opening at the end remote from the drill for rapid placement of the shank on and removal of the shank from the screw driver bit locked in the chuck of an electric powered rotating unit to permit drilling a screw hole and then, upon removal of the drill from the screw driver bit using the screw driver bit for installation of a screw. A countersink may be also be mounted on the shank with the drill.
Abstract: A tool holder includes a sleeve to be fitted into a tapered bore of a main spindle of a machine tool, a shank portion inserted into the sleeve so as to be axially movable relative to the sleeve, a flange formed integrally with the shank portion which abuts an end face of the main spindle and an elastic device placed between the flange and the sleeve. The sleeve is formed with a slit which extends axially through a portion of the peripheral wall. The slit is provided with an elastic device.
Abstract: A double-ended drill bit having opposed cutting ends of different structural configurations is provided in combination with a sleeve or holder to be received within a drill chuck. The sleeve is provided with a cylindrical body having a top end with a pair of helically-shaped longitudinally extending members in spaced mating relation attached thereto. One cutting end of a drill bit is received within the cylindrical body and the spaced helically-shaped members.
September 4, 1996
Date of Patent:
January 6, 1998
Credo Tool Company
Juergen Wiker, David H. Byrley, Zane Lockhart, Jr., Debbie Ann Newhouse, Gregory A. Phillips
Abstract: A short-stroke clamping apparatus for detachably connecting a tool unit to a tool supporter is provided of the type having a canister member which includes apertures for admitting spherical locking elements, and a lock rod that is reciprocally movable a stroke distance along an axis and which has cam portions for moving the spherical locking elements through the canister apertures into engagement with the tool unit. In the clamping apparatus, the canister member apertures are elongated along the stroke axis. This allows the spherical locking elements to move axially along the cam portions of the lock rod as well as radially, such that locking engagement can be achieved with a shorter axial stroke movement of the lock rod. The aperture walls may also be angled to allow even greater axial movement of the locking elements, which not only further shortens the lock rod stroke, but can increase the gripping force that the clamping apparatus applies to the tool unit.
Abstract: A quick change adapter is provided for quickly changing a tool. The adapter includes a tubular-shaped inner member having an axial bore for receiving a shank of a tool, the inner member including a first portion and a second portion, the first portion having a diameter which is greater than a diameter of the second portion thereby defining a shoulder portion. The first portion includes at least one aperture extending between the outer surface and the axial bore. A ball is retained in the aperture and extends into the axial bore and beyond the outside surface of the inner member. The second portion of the inner member has an end which is adapted to be coupled to a tool chuck. A hollow tubular outer member is slidably mounted around the inner member and has a tapered inner wall therein and an end wall at one of its ends. A spring surrounds the second portion of the inner member and rests against the end wall at one end and rests against the shoulder portion at its other end.
Abstract: The combination tool of this invention positions a screwdriver in the chuck of an electric drill and frictionally fastens an auxiliary chuck to the portion of the screwdriver extending from the electric drill. A drill bit is placed in the auxiliary chuck and a pilot hole is drilled. The auxiliary chuck is then pulled off of the screwdriver and the exposed screwdriver is used to thread a screw in the pilot hole. The auxiliary chuck with its drill bit may then be pushed back on the screwdriver to drill another pilot hole, and the process repeated as desired.
Abstract: A multi-function machine tool provided with a motor-driven spindle on which each of a plurality of sub-motor units having individual drive motors and tools, respectively, can be removably mounted to perform a plurality of machining operations in order to comply with a change in the machining conditions and a change in the material of workpieces to be machined. The drive motors of the sub-motor units exert different output performances, i.e., different rated rotating speeds and different output torques, and can be electrically connected to the electric powers lines and control signal lines provided for the spindle head.
Abstract: A tool holder for a rotary and/or chisel hammer is provided with a sleeve body with a central opening for receiving a tool bit with a least one axial locking groove which is closed at both ends for engaging a cylindrical locking body which is located in a through opening in the sleeve body. The sleeve body is surrounded by a displaceable adjustment sleeve which has an area for preventing an outward radial movement of the locking body and which in a displaced position permits the radial outward movement of the at least one locking body. A ring element consisting of several ring segments is located behind the locking body and extends with a support portion into the through opening. With the movement of the locking body it can be displaced to the rear against spring pressure and in its displaced position permits a radially outward movement of the at least one locking body.
Abstract: A power tool adapter which can be quickly connected and disconnected to a first power-driven rotary bit having an outer periphery includes an inner sleeve having a first end and a second end. The first end includes an opening for accessing a cavity within the inner sleeve. The sleeve includes at least one radially extending opening. The cavity is sized to complementarily receive at least a portion of the first bit. The first bit is rotatably fixed to the inner sleeve. The second end of the inner sleeve receives at least a portion of a second rotary bit. A locking mechanism is operatively engaged with the inner sleeve. An outer sleeve having a cavity slidably receives at least a portion of the inner sleeve.
June 6, 1995
Date of Patent:
December 24, 1996
Charles J. Mattern, Jr., Lawrence G. Tatum
Abstract: An adapter for a hand-operated power driven screwdriver and accommodating at least part of the barrel. A drill bit chuck is rotatably mounted in the adapter, and the chuck is driven by the engagement of the tip end of the screwdriver with a screw head mounted in the end of the rotatable chuck on the axis of rotation. The chuck accommodates a cutting tool, such as a drill bit, for drilling guide holes for screws into a surface. The adaptor can be removed from the power driven screwdriver to drive screws into the guide holes.
Abstract: A piloted hand tool adaptor for connecting a conventional rotary hand tool or rotary cutting tool to the chuck of a rotary-operated machine such as a lathe or drill press in order to provide mechanical axial support and alignment of the tool to a work piece while allowing manual rotation and advancement of the tool towards the work piece. One end of the adaptor has means such as a socket to attach to the butt-end and T-bar handle of a rotary hand tool such as a common tap handle. The other end of the adaptor has a two element axial support system such as a pilot and bushing, grippable within the chuck of the rotary-operated machine, which provides axial or lateral support and alignment without affecting manual control of rotational and longitudinal motion. The adaptor may have a supplemental detachable handle bar oriented perpendicular to the T-bar handle of the hand tool.
Abstract: A multi-purpose tool holder is described, which includes an elongated cylindrical barrel having a non-circular socket in one end for attachment of the barrel to a ratchet-type turning implement. The other end of the barrel forms a slideway for two transversely adjustable jaws that have facing V-shaped grooves designed to grip tool shanks of varying size and shape. An adjusting screw is provided for each jaw, such that the jaws can be held in selected positions of adjustment. The elongated barrel is usable between a turning implement and tool shank gripped by the adjustable jaws. The elongated barrel can also be used as a handle to perform a tool turning operation. For this purpose various sockets are formed in the side surface of the barrel. The shanks of selected tools can be selectively inserted into the various sockets to operatively connect the barrel to the tool.
Abstract: A coupling system (1) is provided for lockably coupling together machine tool components that comprises a male coupling (3) having a recess (19) at a distal end that includes follower surfaces (24), and female coupling (9) having an opening (31) disposed along its longitudinal axis for receiving the distal end of the male coupling (3), and a pair of opposing jaw members (12) pivotally mounted in the opening (31) and having cam surfaces (44) engagable with the follower surfaces (24) of the male coupling (3).
Abstract: The tool spindle has a drive plate on which a cutter is mounted. Drive keys on the drive plate engage slots in the cutter so that the cutter rotates with the drive plate. A clamp bar is provided to clamp the cutter against the drive plate. The cutter is formed with clearances which register with the clamp bar when the cutter is rotated relative to the clamp bar, so that the cutter may be removed from the drive plate. A new cutter is then reverse rotated into a position in which it may be clamped by the clamp bar. A spring holds the clamp bar in its clamping position. The quick change system also includes two or more locking fingers which are activated by centrifugal force to maintain the cutter clamped to the drive plate even in the event of failure of the spring which normally holds the clamp bar in its clamping position.
Abstract: A drill includes: a drill housing having a chuck collar of the drill made as a polygonal prism or a cylindrical collar having at least a secant flat surface formed thereon, a central drilling tool axially mounted in the drill housing, and a sleeve member having a hollow bore portion centrally formed through the sleeve member, having a coupling adapter formed on a proximal end of the sleeve member concentrically detachably secured to the chuck collar of the drill housing and having a screw driver member detachably mounted on a distal end of the sleeve member, whereby upon coupling of the sleeve member secured with the screw driver member onto the chuck collar of the drill, the hollow sleeve member on the drill will encase the central drilling tool previously axially mounted in the drill housing without first dismantling the central drilling tool for convenient replaceable uses of the drill.
Abstract: A tool bit includes a shaft portion having an adaptor end and a working end and a middle segment connecting the adaptor end and the working end, the middle segment having an average radius and a longitudinal axis, an adaptor base having an axial bore for receiving the adaptor end and having a fastening structure for removably securing the adaptor end within the axial bore, where the adaptor base has an average radius which is at least two times the average radius of the shaft portion middle segment, for enhanced tool bit stability, and where the adaptor base includes a lateral chuck engaging surface adapted to abut during rotational loading of the tool bit a corresponding lateral adaptor base engaging surface within a power tool chuck, and to abut the adaptor base engaging surface at a distance from the shaft portion longitudinal axis of at least two times the average radius of the middle segment so that the chuck engaging surface lockingly abuts the adaptor base engaging surface with a substantial moment, to
May 3, 1994
Date of Patent:
April 11, 1995
Andrew L. Ducker, III, Andrew L. Ducker, Jr.
Abstract: A toolholder for securing a tool in the collet of a mill, the collet having a fluted open end wherein the toolholder is a pair of concentrically arranged cylinders, one cylinder inside the other and each having flutes. The inner cylinder has an axial bore for receiving the shank off the tool so that the flared end of the spindle squeezes the fluted ends of the pair of cylinders and the shank of the tool so as to secure the shank of the tool concentric with the collet and spindle of the mill.
Abstract: A chuck device having a one-step lock and release mechanism for conveniently coupling a power bit to a drill having a Jacobs-style chuck. The chuck device includes a body having a centrally-positioned bore which is adapted to receive the power bit shank. The power bit shank includes a circumferentially-extending groove which is positioned inside the bore. The body has an inclined cam channel which includes an aperture for communicating with the bore. The body further includes a longitudinally-extending slot communicating with the inclined cam channel. A detent ball is disposed within the inclined cam channel for partial penetration through the aperture for engaging the circumferentially-extending groove of the power bit shank. A spring having an end encircles the body where the end is slidably positioned within the slot for biasing the detent ball rearwardly along the inclined cam channel during the unlocking and withdraw of a power bit from the chuck device.
Abstract: The present invention is a tool holder and quick change adaptor which permits very tight tolerances to be kept when operations are being performed while at the same time permitting quick change of the tool holder. The tool holder and quick change adaptor of the present invention employs a cone and conical recess which are dimensioned such that the two mate with surface to surface contact without locking and provide limited deflection of the tool for precise tool operation.
Abstract: A tool mounting apparatus comprises a main shaft including an insertion hole and a stop flange, and an insertion part including a main body, an annular engage member disposed around the main body, wedge members and an annular clamp member disposed outside the annular engage member and biased in the axial direction. When the main body with a tool mounted is put in and abuts the insertion hole and lock nails formed on the annular engage member engage the stop flange, the wedge members are held firmly by the annular clamp member in the bottom portion of the space between a first receive wall provided on the main body and a second receive wall provided on the annular engage member. The tensile force exerted from a work piece through the first wall, the wedge members, the second wall and the lock nails is borne by the stop flange and does not move the tool.
Abstract: An apparatus for adapting drill bits and similar tools to a power tool includes a drive shaft which includes a threaded end portion which is connected to a chuck. An intermediate portion of the drive shaft supports a pair of ball bearings which are located in a first cavity, formed in a collar which encircles the drive shaft. The drive shaft has a second end portion which projects into a second cavity formed in the collar. The second cavity includes a threaded portion for connection to a power tool and the second end portion has a hexagonal cross-section.
Abstract: A tool holder for use in a machine tool spindle comprising a shank portion, a tool mounting portion and a circular flange portion. Disposed in the distal end of the mounting portion is a central aperture while disposed in the distal end of the shank portion is a threaded aperture which communicates with the central aperture. The tool holder further comprises a cylindrical sleeve member which is slidably receivable into the central aperture when a heat source is applied to the mounting portion and rigidly maintained within the central aperture via thermal contraction when the mounting portion is cooled. A tool mounting aperture extends axially through the sleeve member which is in fluid communication with the threaded aperture. The shank portion of a cutting tool is slidably receivable into the mounting aperture when a heat source is applied to the sleeve member and rigidly maintained within the mounting aperture via thermal contraction when the sleeve member is cooled.
Abstract: A coupling device for high speed rotation applications comprised of a first member about a longitudinal axis having a collar integrally attached to a solid base and a second member about a longitudinal axis having a sleeve which is receivable within the collar. When the first and second members are rotated the sleeve expands within the collar to minimize or eliminate any clearance that may exist between the sleeve and collar. The coupling device may, among other applications, be utilized for machine tools such as milling cutters.
September 2, 1992
Date of Patent:
March 8, 1994
Ted R. Massa, David R. Siddle, John S. VanKirk
Abstract: A device for converting power or hand drills to drive sockets. The cylinder of the device attaches to the drill in place of the chuck, or, with an adaptor, as a bit would fit in the chuck. The cylinder also houses the known, toothed gear assembly which drives the socket. The cylinder is surrounded by a slidable ring and pierced by a push rod attached to opposite sides of the ring. The ring and push rod are pushed forward, and the push rod activates the release mechanism of the gear assembly.
Abstract: A machine tool for machining contains a tool attachment (9) to which a tool holder (7) for a lathe shaft (10) can be secured. The shaft (10) is mechanically secured in the tool holder (7), which means that vibrations occur when long shafts (10) are used. The invention reduces any vibration by arranging a tubular cavity (4) inside the wall surrounding the shaft (10) in the holder, and filling said cavity with a medium which is subjected to pressure so that the tool (10) is clamped with a force greater than that which can be achieved by mechanical means.
Abstract: The present invention is a tool holder for receiving an endmill or similar tool. The tool holder includes a shank portion adapted to fit into the spindle of a machine, and a closed end collet integrally formed with the shank portion. The collet includes an axial bore for receiving the tool and a plurality of resilient collet segments for gripping the tool. The collet segments are separated by a plurality of axially extending slots which terminate inwardly from the forward end of a collet. A continuous tie ring extends around the forward end of a collet and joins the plurality of collet segments together. The continuous tie ring provides for increased radial stiffness at the forward end of the collet which improves accuracy and repeatability of tool location. A lock nut threads onto the collet to collapse the collet segments radially inwardly to grip the tool.
Abstract: A socket driveable tap apparatus is disclosed. The apparatus has an exterior cylindrical wall, an interior tap wall and a top ridge. The tap wall and top ridge are located at one end of the apparatus and define a tap receiving aperture. The tap receiving aperture is provided with means for securing a tap in the tap receiving aperture. A bottom ridge and a socket drive aperture are located opposite from the top ridge and are constructed and arranged to facilitate receipt of a standard socket drive.