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i have a craftsman model 320.17542
i want to know if 1/2 inch shank bits can fit and run in it.
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Hi,
Did the router come with two collets that allow 1/4 in., or 1/2 in.?

I have the similar Sears fixed and plunge base combo set # 17543 and it came with 2 collets which works for it.

The online product specs for your model number says it has both collets, did you buy your router new or used ?
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Hi,
Did the router come with two collets that allow 1/4 in., or 1/2 in.?

I have the similar Sears fixed and plunge base combo set # 17543 and it came with 2 collets which works for it.

The online product specs for your model number says it has both collets, did you buy your router new or used ?
I suppose it did come with it, and I must have lost it. I will look and see if it turns up.
Thanks very much for your reply.
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Mike,

I have the 17542. It has both collets.
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The other collet should have been in a little plastic ziploc with a few screws.

Be forewarned if you can't find it - I saw a similar report that they wanted to charge $45 for the whole assembly.

It's possible that the PC collets will fit, I'd be curious to know myself. If they do, this may be your best bet:
Amazon.com: Porter-Cable 42950 1/2-Inch Router Collet: Home Improvement
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Hey Mike,
I work in the tool dept at Sears and sell those routers every day. It most certainly comes with both collets. The half inch is installed out of the box and the quarter inch is loose in a bag. Remove the collet nut and see if the collet is in the shaft. If not and it's not anywhere in the box, take it back and get another. Good luck and work safe.
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