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Hi all, names J, very occasional (and rudimentary at best) woodworker here in PA, generally when search for answers to related questions I have this forum has been top of the searches, and the one I find most helpful, searched this afternoon for info on my new to me router I picked up today, Freud FT2000E, and when I got it it was in pieces, in a box, so I sorted all the parts, and had the springs back in in no time thanks to this forum, figured I’d join while I was here
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Welcome to the forum Jay , glad to have you here . We’re a very friendly place , so don’t be afraid to share pics of your projects .

Just a heads up , but it’s always nice to know a person by their first name . You can update your profile and put it where it says first name .
A location is handy to, especially if you have questions regarding availability of parts or tools etc
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Hello and welcome to the router forum Jay
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Filling out your profile to include (first name,tools and short bio is strictly (optional )but does help members to better relate to each other.
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Hello N/A and welcome to the forums...
We're happy you found us...

About that inquisitiveness of yours... We are all over that, we can help, we can, w/ have some ''light reading'' for you...
Gathered together is a bunch of pertinent/relative information in this here link ... You should find everything (at least most) quite useful, a lot of help and get you off to a running start in the world of routers... Enjoy...

Do take some time and read the safety PDF's... PLEASE!!!
Blood and trips to the ER, we find, are very annoying... Not to mention – expensive...

We do welcome all questions on about any subject you can come up w/ too....
Not only that, we excel at spending your money...
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Welcome to the forum, Jay! Add your first name to your profile to clear the N/a in the side panel. Add your location to your profile, as well.

We do like photos so show us your shop, tools, projects, etc. whenever you're ready. What sort of woodworking are you planning or doing?

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Hi J and welcome. Treat the collet on that router like it's made of gold. We've had a number of people through looking for them and they are no longer available. It wouldn't hurt to start looking for a 1/2" as a spare. It may have been more fragile than the 1/4" one was. I was going to give the one on my dead 2000E to one of the searchers but when I took it out I found it had a cracked segment and that was apparently a weakness in them.
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Welcome to the forum J.

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Enjoy the knowledge of others that can be found within.

ĎMembers are requested to add a first name in their profile as we are a very friendly bunch here'.
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Hi J and welcome. Treat the collet on that router like it's made of gold. We've had a number of people through looking for them and they are no longer available. It wouldn't hurt to start looking for a 1/2" as a spare. It may have been more fragile than the 1/4" one was. I was going to give the one on my dead 2000E to one of the searchers but when I took it out I found it had a cracked segment and that was apparently a weakness in them.
Good to know, thank you, I got mine second hand at a local consignment shop, it was literally in pieces, thankfully well taken care of , and Iím fairly certain it had lived in the previous owners router table , as springs were removed, as were handles, chip guard, brass sleeves for spring, there was an old broken OEM switch in there, with a new one installed, as well as a guide that looks brand new, and unfortunately only the 1/2 collet, was looking into an aftermarket 1/4 or extension last night , Iíve read good reviews on the brand Whiteside, but finding an original would be preferred. The speed knob was also pushed into the motor(probably dropped, so took the housing off and fixed that as well) got it all back together in its intended configuration, and hoping someday to possibly mount it to a legacy ornamental mill i just picked up, if I can ever figure out how it works, and get it up and running
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Welcome to the forum, Jay! Add your first name to your profile to clear the N/a in the side panel. Add your location to your profile, as well.

We do like photos so show us your shop, tools, projects, etc. whenever you're ready. What sort of woodworking are you planning or doing?

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My shop, quote unquote, looks like a rabid Tasmanian devil has taken up residence in it for the past several years, mainly due to me being a stay at home dad for the past 3 years , but with all this newfound stay at home free time we have Iím finally getting around to hopefully organize and set up a little better, most of my projects are ones based on a need for something, where time is of an essence, as is materials, and presentation and curb appeal take a back seat, (sometimes they donít even get in the car, lol) as in my knock together chicken coop I just constructed out of salvaged EVERYTHING, but itís functional, even though itís not pretty. Also slapped together a solid, if not a little warped framed, poolside ďdeck /shed ď for somewhere to sit when I take the kids swimming. Iíll take and upload pics of the work area as I improve it though. Iíd like one day to get to a point where I can make one or two thing well enough that I could sell some items, but thatís more of a idle daydream at this point. Iím thinking base model desk with some custom modifications for my wife perhaps, sheís always worked from home, and her desk is less than ideal to hold all her computers and stuff she uses throughout the day, thatís probably going to be my winter project this year
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