When you need to make small parts, the size range of the 5C collet is where the best variety and value exist in machine tools and accessories. You don't want to sink capital into expensive, specialized machinery that will run nothing but small parts. But a 5C collet is pretty big compared to your 1/8-inch diameter part.
An adapter is available, however, that renders a common 5C machine tool capable of handling very small diameter parts. The new small parts adapter, manufactured by Masa Machine Tool Accessories, Oceanside, California, fits in any machine's 5C collet closer, just like a standard 5C collet, without any modifications or special mounting procedures.
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