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The first router that I bought in 1969 was a Black and Decker 1/2 HP beauty that required two wrenches to tighten the bit. The remaining routers that I have purchased through the years use a single wrench as they have internal or external locking methods. Is there a method that will allow a single wrench router to be converted to a double? If not, then which manufacturers sell two wrench routers and what is your personal opinion as to best choice. Thanks Erich
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Mike, I probably have a nearly identical B&D router also my first.
But mine is marked 3/4 hp. I also have two craftsman router with the spindle lock. I actually prefer the two wrench method. Since they all use 1/4" bits and the collets are in my opinion questionable. I think working two wrenches against each other like a pair of pliers allows me to get them tight enough to not slip. I have no idea who makes routers with the two wrench system.
You may hae to look at them? I know my Craftsman routers do have flats on the spindle below the collet nut that I have put a wrench on.
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Porter cable has the 2 wrench system I own 2 690s and I had a craftsman I prefer the PC over the spindle lock.

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Looks like I shall be purchasing a Porter Cable, thank you for your help. Delta
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I have a 3 1/2 hp Craftsman which will now be exclusively used for freehanded work as the advice from below appears to resolve my problem. Delta
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My new Bosch 1617EVSK uses 2 wrenches. What a difference using the Bosch from using my VERY old Craftsman 1hp.
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Well I took the plunge (pun not intended) and purchased the PC 7539 and the PC 895PK. In the near future I shall build the router cabinet and start providing commentary comparing them against My 3 1/2 hp Craftsman, several Ryobi pieces of trash and the Black and Decker. I do not know if the Porter Cables will work better but they sure are pretty and when turned on sound very smooth. Now to start planning on how to make Bob's fixtures. Delta6mike
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Mike, I just bought a milwaukee and it has two wrenchs.
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Mike,

I am experiencing a similar problem with my Hitachi router that only comes with the collet wrench. I am still looking around for the thin 23-24mm wrench to fit the shaft nut. The two wrench system is great and the high end routers normally will have them. The cost of supplying an extra wrench may be prohibitive to the manufacturers. You are going to get what you pay for.
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Either write, call, or check the website of the manufacturer. You should be able to get another wrench. If you don't this idea, buy a metric wrench from a hardware store and simply grind it down, (much like a "tappet wrench"), so it will fit without any trouble.

I have 3 routers, 2 with the spindle lock and 1 with the 2 wrench system, which is better?? I can't say, I like both.

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