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I have a craftsman router that is an older model. And i am not sure which collet i need to get for it. There is a bolt that screws on the motor spindle. Obviously i don't know that much about routers so i took a picture of it, to help explain what i am talking about. Sorry for the bad pic.
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Hi Glenn

Not to sure what you mean, you have one on the router now,it looks like 1/4" one but that's the only one that you can use on it..model number would help..

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The one that is on it now is 1/2 but i thought there was suppose to be a part that went down into the motor spindle that holds the shaft in place. Im sorry if i am not making sense, I don't know that much about routers and i want to make sure i buy the right thing and it will work safe. The router is a craftsman 3hp plunge model number 315.275040.
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Hi

Looks like you are set to use 1/2" shank router bits,if you want to use 1/4" shank router bits you can pickup adapter that will work for you,see below, here's a copy of the parts manual that you may want to look over.

Part number 70,71,72 looks like they are in place.

http://www.searspartsdirect.com/part...0054819&blt=06


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The one that is on it now is 1/2 but i thought there was suppose to be a part that went down into the motor spindle that holds the shaft in place. Im sorry if i am not making sense, I don't know that much about routers and i want to make sure i buy the right thing and it will work safe. The router is a craftsman 3hp plunge model number 315.275040.
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I have a craftsman router that is an older model. And i am not sure which collet i need to get for it. There is a bolt that screws on the motor spindle. Obviously i don't know that much about routers so i took a picture of it, to help explain what i am talking about. Sorry for the bad pic.
Picture is kinda dark but I'm not sure I see a collet in there. Is it just the collet nut?

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Yes it is just the nut. The collet is what i need, but why on the sears part list is it called "sleeve" or is that the wrong part?
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Hi

If you are sure the sleeve is what you need and that part is 40.oo you may want to get the one below and put yours on the back burner for a bit..


Craftsman Plunge Router Industrial Electronic - eBay (item 230500941844 end time Jul-25-10 18:45:17 PDT)

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Thanks BJ,
yea if the part was only a couple of dollars it would not be that big of deal if it was the wrong part. But it being what it is, i am probably gonna either buy the one you linked or another one.
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Or should i just buy a brand new one?
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Hi Glenn

3 1/2HP routers are not cheap you would be hard pressed to find one for less than 200.oo dollars the norm new, I would say go for the 35.oo dollar one and see what the top bid is in 3 days then go from that point.

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