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Hi there, I am new to routing and I have aquired an ancient ELU MOF 177 router. My problem is that it is fitted with a quarter inch collet and I would like to use half inch bits. Does anyone know where in the North of England I can get a replacement collet. Will a collet from another make fit?, if so does anyone know the part number.


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It doesn't work that way. A router with a quarter-inch collet only has the horsepower and torque to safely use quarter-inch shank router bits. Buy a half-inch router if you need larger bits. The larger router typically comes with a collet to let it use smaller bits because power isn't an issue with the larger routers.
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Hi Phil

The Dewalt DW625 and the ELU MOF 177. Except for the chuck,
the parts for each are identical. Even the castings are the same.

It's a long shot but ask a mate, that has one so you can try the chuck on your 177, with luck it will fit..than you can one easy.

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Hi there, I am new to routing and I have aquired an ancient ELU MOF 177 router. My problem is that it is fitted with a quarter inch collet and I would like to use half inch bits. Does anyone know where in the North of England I can get a replacement collet. Will a collet from another make fit?, if so does anyone know the part number.


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http://www.trend-uk.com/en/UK/produc..._dw625ek_.html

Hi Phil:

Had a look for information on 1/2 inch collets for the ELU. They might still be available. Trend mentions the 1/4 inch, 8 mm and 1/2 inch collets. So, I would expect other suppliers might supply them. Bob's suggestion is worth a go.

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Hi Phil

The Dewalt ones should be the same, as Dewalt took over Elu and the 177 is now the Dewalt 625 series.
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Hi there all, thanks for the quick replies and advice, I am goig to urchase one of the suggested Dewalt ones off the dreaded Evilbay.


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