Help with 12mm Cutter shaft - Router Forums
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-17-2010, 09:41 AM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 3
 
Default Help with 12mm Cutter shaft

Hey Guys,
I have recently bought a trend biscuit cutter with a 12mm shaft rather than 1/2 inch. I didnt know that there would be much difference. I have a makita 3612cx and was wondering if there a an attachement to convert and use the cutter.

Thanks
Andy
andysubaru3089 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-17-2010, 10:10 AM
Forum Contributor
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Country: United States
First Name: Bj
Posts: 23,786
       
Default

Hi Andy

Most biscuit cutters have a 8mm hole in them, so to say use one of your other router bit shanks with the 8mm shank on it..

Trend U*T370X1/4TC GUIDED BISCUIT JOINTER 5/32 CUT | Ace.Tool.com - The Tool Experts

=========

Quote:
Originally Posted by andysubaru3089 View Post
Hey Guys,
I have recently bought a trend biscuit cutter with a 12mm shaft rather than 1/2 inch. I didnt know that there would be much difference. I have a makita 3612cx and was wondering if there a an attachement to convert and use the cutter.

Thanks
Andy



"It's fine to disagree with other members as long as you respect their opinions"

Marc Sommerfeld Tools ,Videos
http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCT-n...RWaEpMA/videos

Find all threads started by bobj3
http://www.routerforums.com/search.php?searchid=944097


bobj3 is offline  
post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-17-2010, 12:53 PM
Registered User
 
Mike Wingate's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Country: United Kingdom
First Name: mike
Posts: 1,124
 
Send a message via MSN to Mike Wingate
Default

Is there a 1/2" collet for your router?
Mike Wingate is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-17-2010, 12:56 PM
Registered User
 
Mike Wingate's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Country: United Kingdom
First Name: mike
Posts: 1,124
 
Send a message via MSN to Mike Wingate
Mike Wingate is offline  
post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-18-2010, 12:46 PM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 3
 
Default

Yes, its a 1/2 inch router, but it just seems to be a bit slack. All other 1/2 inch router cutters are 12.7mm. Just wondering if there was a way for this to fit with reducer
andysubaru3089 is offline  
post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-18-2010, 02:40 PM
Registered User
 
istracpsboss's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Country: Croatia
First Name: Peter
Posts: 1,683
 
Default

Do not use an 12mm shank in a 1/2" collet. If you manage to tighten it enough to grip you'll probably ruin the collet and if you don't the bit will come out and give you an unpleasant surprise.
There are reducers available for 8mm
4 pc Collet Reducer Bushing for 8mm, 1/4" Router Bit - eBay (item 140371773484 end time Feb-02-10 16:30:44 PST)

but for 12mm you'll need an actual 12mm collet as there would be insufficient wall thickness to create a 1/2" to 12mm one.

They are certainly available for DeWalts 12MM ROUTER COLLET FOR DEWALT DW625EK on eBay (end time 06-Feb-10 16:44:23 GMT) and I would have thought Makita do them for the European market. You didn't say where you are from, though.

Cheers

Peter
istracpsboss is offline  
post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-18-2010, 04:03 PM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 3
 
Default

From Inverness,Scotland. Yeah so i need to buy i need collet altogether. So why do they sell 12mm and not 1/2inch, bit silly is it not
andysubaru3089 is offline  
post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-18-2010, 04:50 PM
Registered User
 
istracpsboss's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Country: Croatia
First Name: Peter
Posts: 1,683
 
Default

Looks like you got an oddball one. Did you get it directly from them ? Their webpage shows 1/2" shanks
http://www.trend-uk.com/en/JA/produc..._jointers.html

If you got it directly, see if they will swap it.

Cheers

Peter
istracpsboss is offline  
post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-18-2010, 04:54 PM
Registered User
 
Mike Wingate's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Country: United Kingdom
First Name: mike
Posts: 1,124
 
Send a message via MSN to Mike Wingate
Mike Wingate is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Router Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in











Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Weatherwatch. derek willis Table-mounted Routing 11 02-14-2009 03:41 AM
Top bearing sliding up shaft MisterHeavy Router Bits - Types and Usage 3 04-28-2008 02:02 AM
Machining flats on band saw shaft Kristin D Tools and Woodworking 2 12-18-2007 12:34 PM
Special rabbet/rebate cutter..... challagan Router Bits - Types and Usage 8 01-31-2007 06:58 PM
Slot Cutter or Spline cutter kimbert General Routing 3 10-20-2005 06:26 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome