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Inquiring about new handheld routers and versatility?
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Hi, Robert. Very versatile & plenty models to choose from.

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Thanks James,

Do you know if there a collet size which is more the norm or one which is more
common among vendors?
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New to the forum.

Inquiring about new handheld routers and versatility?
any opinions or thoughts welcome.

Thanks in advance.
Robert..Welcome to the forum; Routers are very versatile with a number of modes to choose from, there are many here who can assist you getting what you want to do with a router. Just as a reminder; there is more that can be achieved when the router is hand held in the plunge mode, with the aid of template guides. Check out the material below.
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Do you know if there a collet size which is more the norm or one which is more
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A router that can handle 1/4" & 1/2" collets is a good choice. Most of the bits available will have a shaft of these sizes. If you get a router that can handle these two (most do now) you will be covered. I prefer to buy bits with a 1/2" shaft as a first choice,(stronger & less vibration) but many smaller profiles will have a 1/4" shaft.

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Greetings and welcome to the router forum. Thank you for joining us.

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