Grizzly G0704 Mill Tool


"The Montana Bladesmith"
If you own a Grizzly G0704 Benchtop milling machine, you know full well how frustrating changing collets/tooling can be... mainly due to the way it's setup, with that little hole in the quill/shaft, where you're suppose to insert that straight "tool" that comes with the machine, to keep it from rotating while you loosen the draw bolt..... and it never works. I came up with this a while ago, but realized I'd never shared it....

I purchased a $6 pair of channel lock pliers from HF, and then turned down a "pin" to the correct size for that hole in the quill/shaft, and the problem was solved..... here are pics.....hope it's helpful!