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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 09-03-2018, 04:36 PM Thread Starter
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Any chance I can switch from 1/4" to 1/2" collet? Otherwise, I'll have to use it as an anchor.
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Welcome Elliot, I think you will find your answer here:


https://www.routerforums.com/general...tml#post317795

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Elliott; upsizing the collet, even if possible, isn't a great idea. This came up in another thread today. Using a reducer doesn't add any extra load to a router designed for the heavier bits and workloading.
The opposite applies to upsizing; the bearings, motor, and arbor are being asked to withstand forces they weren't designed for.
Once you've stepped up to 1/2" sized shanks, what's to stop you from putting a massive profiling bit in there?
At the very least you'll likely overload/burn out the motor.
If you buy a new, appropriately sized 1/2" 2 1/4+ HP router from a reputable manufacturer, it won't break the bank, and you'll have it for a very long time.
A lot of the members here like Bosch, particularly for their excellent customer service, but there are certainly other highly regarded machines out there. Stay away from used ie 2nd hand! You have no idea what torture it's been through and the repairs if required, could end up costing more than a new one...plus you get a warranty with new.
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Short memory span here *embarrassment*...
It was Phillip, but he was asking for a different reason I believe(?).
https://www.routerforums.com/general...ml#post1964981
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Elliot; don't ever throw a perfectly good, working router away! You'll find a use for it someday.
You can never have too many routers.
Stick; show Elliot your collection... LOL!
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It took a bit of looking. The manual does not even give the hp but somebody posting about it said it "develops 1hp". That term "develops" is advetising BS for a lot less than 1hp. I could not even find the current rating listed in the manual, a better indication of hp. It sounds like it is far too underpowered for larger bits that only come with a 1/2 inch shank. As others have said, If you want to use big bits, get a bigger router. BTW, the 315 at the start of the part number means that Ryobi made this router for Sears. Bosch is a good choice. Think about a kit with a fixed and plunge base. The Bosch is 21/4 hp and should meet your needs.

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Most of Sears routers would only accept a 1/4" collet. Probably because they were underpowered for using larger bits and would have led to warranty issues if they could have accepted larger bits.

Someone I consider a master woodworker once told me that a master woodworker is not someone who never makes mistakes. He is someone who is able to cover them up so that no one can tell.
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Short memory span here *embarrassment*...
It was Phillip, but he was asking for a different reason I believe(?).

Stick; show Elliot your collection... LOL!
I was trying to find out if Bosch 8mm collets would fit my 1/2" Makita, so going the other way.

Is Stick's collection all Bosch?

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He's being shy. The pics are here somewhere...
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I was trying to find out if Bosch 8mm collets would fit my 1/2" Makita, so going the other way.

Is Stick's collection all Bosch?
If yours is a 1617 or the 50 cycle, 230 volt equivalent of it then there is an 8mm collet available. I think there are also 6, 10, and 12mm versions. If your router is one of these then any size you could hope for is available. Elaire Corporation -Router Collets

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