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I bought a router with 1/2 in shank and my router goes only to 1/4/ is there an adapter??
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You can get adapters to put 1/4 inch router bits into a 1/2 inch collet router, but there is no off the shelf adapter I know of to put a 1/2 inch shank router bit into a 1/4 inch collet router.

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I believe that You may be putting Your life at risk, and no one makes the 1/4 to 1/2 bit adapter. The 1/4 in shaft of the router is normally not stout enough to handle the extra weight, and vibration when going through medium cuts. There capacity is 1/4 in. bits, and no bigger. The 1/2 in. router is no sweat. always can go slower.

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I bought a router with 1/2 in shank and my router goes only to 1/4/ is there an adapter??
Hi Pat,

Welcome to the forum.

I would not try and use a 1/2" router bit in a 1/4" router, even if an adapter was available.

Save the 1/2" bit until you can upgrade to a 1/2' router.

In the long run, you will spend more on good bits than a 1/2" router.

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Hi Pat

You can get most bit profiles in the 1/4" shank size like the panel bits and the R & S bits it's true you can get more in the 1/2" shank size but if all you have is a 1/4" router put it to work that way with the 1/4" shanks sizes...bits...

I will say you can make a adapter but the last time I said that it was like flying over Germany with tons flack coming at me... But I have one in my router tool box and it works..

But I will not tell you how to make one easy because I have to many holes in my wings from the last fly over

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I see what Your asking: The best I can say is to check with the manufacture, If You have a manufacture bulletin , they will talk about it. I have a 1/2 in. router that uses a reducer. to go to i/4 in. Could You be so blessed ? If You have a Colet in Your nut for the i/4 in., You may have a bushing that slips out. It would help us a lot if You would give us information on the router, And at the same time, if You could add a name, and a location in the profile page, We will have the information to give You mush needed help.

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I bought a router with 1/2 in shank and my router goes only to 1/4/ is there an adapter??
if your router is a craftsman go to sears parts direct and order a 1/2" collet. Thats what i did and it works fine and its safe. They charged me $8.99 for the part. But call do not order on line it will be twice the price
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for a craftsman router 1/2" collet call Sears Parts Direct and order part #2823125000. thats what i did and price was $8.99. if you order online its $16.99
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