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I have two different brands of routers the threads on the shaft are the same does that mean the collets are interchangable?
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Not necessarily. The shape of the cones they fit into could be different. What are the two routers? A craftsman might interchange with a Ryobi for example since many Craftsmen are made by Ryobi.

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Welcome to the forum, Bill.

As Charles said, "not Necessarily".....

Can you give us the make/model of the routers?

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Originally Posted by jw2170 View Post
Can you give us the make/model of the routers?

Some are, but most are not.

For instance, I've used Bosch collets and nuts on specific HF router... Which are a big improvement on those.

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Being a neophyte woodworker, I really appreciate these questions and the answers provided. They really give me an insight into the equipment we use every day and frequently take for granted.
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