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I recently bought the above device through Wood Rat. It replaces your router's collet with ability to change bits by using there hex tool (resembles an allen wrench). It accomodates 1/2" and 1/4" bits with the addition of a sleeve. The device works fine with 1/2" bits but will not tighten 1/4" bits. Has anybody else had any experience with this device?
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If it's the same as below I had one and had the same error now it's my tool box with other tools I don't use any more// >>>

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Are you sure it is supposed to work on 1/4 inch bits? Being that Wood Rat is an English company, maybe it is for 8 mm bits which are slightly larger in diameter than 1/4 inch.
I don't have a Wood Rat, so I'm just guessing, but the Europeans don't use 1/4 inch bits unless they need a special profile that is only available from the US, and then they have to buy a special adapter to use it. Reading the Wood Rat manual may help.

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i think (not to often) 6mm bits are to small for a 1/4inch collett ie 6.35mm ?
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Are you sure it is supposed to work on 1/4 inch bits? Being that Wood Rat is an English company, maybe it is for 8 mm bits which are slightly larger in diameter than 1/4 inch.
I don't have a Wood Rat, so I'm just guessing, but the Europeans don't use 1/4 inch bits unless they need a special profile that is only available from the US, and then they have to buy a special adapter to use it. Reading the Wood Rat manual may help.
Hi Charley

Us Brits use mainly 1/4in and 1/2in shanks with some 8mm mixed in for good measure (a bit like yous guys if one includes Leigh cutters). Sur le Continent the don't recognise Imperial (sic) measure, so they are left with the Code Napoleon shank sizes of 6mm, 8mm and 12mm.......

BTW 6mm and 1/4in (6.35mm) are not interchangeable, neither are 12mm and 1/2in (12.7mm)

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