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I wonder if a Musclechuck would be feasible for a trim router? I suspect there are times it would come in handy as an extension as well as the added convenience of the bit installation as opposed to the wrench method. I love my Ridgid Trim Router but the darned thing is a pain in the posterior to tighten the collet and the DeWalt 611 isn't much better. Just a thought.

As an afterthought I just now sent a message to Mr. DeRosa suggesting the same thing. He may have have considered it already but if not as popular and convenient as his present Musclechuck is it would actually be a worthwhile project I would think.

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Most trim routers are quarter-inch they don't make Muclechucks in quarter inch that I know of
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Ken, I discussed this very subject with John a couple years ago. At that time John felt there would not be enough interest to justify the engineering cost vs return. I will mention it to him again.

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Ken, I discussed this very subject with John a couple years ago. At that time John felt there would not be enough interest to justify the engineering cost vs return. I will mention it to him again.
Actually Trim Routers have made great strides since you last talked to him so it may be a feasible project now. As I said I just sent him a message about that too so maybe it might spark more interest in him.

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I use trim routers for most of my hand held routing, don't need the big ole honkers most of the time. Right now I have 4 set up for specific tasks because changing bits is such a chore. I don't know if the extended length would merit a musclechuck as trim router don't have a lot of height adjustment. Just speculation.
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Ken...not sure what's giving you trouble with changing bits...I assume you are moving the motor to an appropriate height by releasing the lock, depressing the spindle lock, using the wrench to loosen the collet nut...? I have the same router and have not found a problem...just wondering what I'm doing differently...

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Even if a MUSCLECHUCK became available for my RTO700, I doubt that I could justify the cost because of the little use compared to that of my 1/2" routers.

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the Muscle Chuck isn't for everyone.... it either is or isn't...
why are some trying to jam/force it others w/ what appears to be a passion...

plan "B"... an extension for more depth, ie mortises, bowls, box locks and etc......
if the original collet nut fits the opening in the base this will too.. same for bushings..
everything has it's limitations... that seems to have been forgotten...



plan ''C''...

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Re plan C; does that have anything to do with the Manhattan Project?
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