Dillon Manufacturing offers a wide range of workholding products, including soft jaws, hard jaws and full grip jaws for Serrated, T & G, Acme, and Square Key-type chucks, as well as collet pads. Full grip “pie” jaws from 6 to 24 inches in diameter, as well extra high jaws to 10 inches in height for longer service life are available, as are collet pads and collet pad jaws, monoblock jaws, and vise jaws.
Dillon will also feature special soft and hard jaws to fit virtually any brand chuck. Its standard and custom chuck jaws and collet pads and jaws are ideal for high speed machining, as well as precision boring, tapping, drilling and finishing across virtually all industrial markets.
Related Glossary Terms
Enlarging a hole that already has been drilled or cored. Generally, it is an operation of truing the previously drilled hole with a single-point, lathe-type tool. Boring is essentially internal turning, in that usually a single-point cutting tool forms the internal shape. Some tools are available with two cutting edges to balance cutting forces.
Workholding device that affixes to a mill, lathe or drill-press spindle. It holds a tool or workpiece by one end, allowing it to be rotated. May also be fitted to the machine table to hold a workpiece. Two or more adjustable jaws actually hold the tool or part. May be actuated manually, pneumatically, hydraulically or electrically. See collet.
Flexible-sided device that secures a tool or workpiece. Similar in function to a chuck, but can accommodate only a narrow size range. Typically provides greater gripping force and precision than a chuck. See chuck.
Machining operation in which a tap, with teeth on its periphery, cuts internal threads in a predrilled hole having a smaller diameter than the tap diameter. Threads are formed by a combined rotary and axial-relative motion between tap and workpiece. See tap.