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Default Any ideas where i can find a replacment 1/4 collet? odd router!!

Im having a bit of trouble finding a 1/4 collet for this router. Its an older, made in NY UniQuip router. Thing is built like a tank, but every collet ive bought wont fit it!! Currently has a 3/8" collet, so a adapter is out of the picture : (

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I realize this question is ancient, but I stumbled on it googling about the same problem; I must have the same UniQuip router with the same 3/8" collet. It seems like hardly anyone makes bits with 3/8" shanks anymore--or, at least I couldn't find the kind I'm looking for.

If it helps the original poster, or any future inquirers, I opted to order a "collet reducer" I found off eBay with a 3/8" OD and a 1/4" ID. Crossing my fingers it all fits together!
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I realize this question is ancient, but I stumbled on it googling about the same problem; I must have the same UniQuip router with the same 3/8" collet. It seems like hardly anyone makes bits with 3/8" shanks anymore--or, at least I couldn't find the kind I'm looking for.

If it helps the original poster, or any future inquirers, I opted to order a "collet reducer" I found off eBay with a 3/8" OD and a 1/4" ID. Crossing my fingers it all fits together!
CMT makes and sells 3/* shank router bits... bu you would have to order them.. as of all the shops that carry CMT, thy're not real popular, so rarely do I see a shop carrying them. Or the ones I did see were on sale to get rid of them in their displays.

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Onsrud makes 3/8" spiral straight bits, and we use them in the 3/8" collet available for Porter Cable routers. Not a cure-all I realize, but at least one bit for the OP's router.
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