Using 1/2 in bits with 1/4 in collet - Router Forums
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-29-2013, 03:36 PM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Country: United States
First Name: BILL
Posts: 1
 
Default Using 1/2 in bits with 1/4 in collet

I bought a raised panel bit set without noticing the shank diameter. I bought in the USA but live 2000 miles away in Mexico. Any help would be greatly appriciated.

BILL
ROUTER BCMX is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-29-2013, 05:26 PM
Official Greeter
 
jw2170's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Country: Australia
First Name: James
Posts: 18,547
 
Send a message via Skype™ to jw2170
Default

Welcome to the forum, Bill.

Not much can be done there.

It would be much safer to buy a 2 1/2hp router with 1/2" collet than try and use a 1/2" shank cutter in a 1/4" router.

I think you will also find that an older 1/4" shank router may not have the power for a raised panel cutter?

James
Sydney, Australia
.

I don't mind if other members disagree with my comments.
I don't profess to know everything, and I may learn something new.

"Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity."




jw2170 is online now  
post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-29-2013, 05:36 PM
Moderation Team
 
Cherryville Chuck's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Country: Canada
First Name: Charles
Posts: 15,902
 
Default

Hi Bill and welcome to the forum. Any bit about 1 1/2" or over in diameter is likely to be 1/2" shank. Anything that large would apply too much torque on a 1/4" shank. I have seen a few vertical raised panel bits in 1/4" shank but I wouldn't recommend them. You would need to make a bunch of light cuts to get to the finished profile. If you want to make raised panel doors I would do what James suggested.

Someone I consider a master woodworker once told me that a master woodworker is not someone who never makes mistakes. He is someone who is able to cover them up so that no one can tell.
Cherryville Chuck is online now  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-29-2013, 06:15 PM
Forum Contributor
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Country: United States
First Name: Bj
Posts: 23,786
       
Default

Hi Bill

No big deal just take them back and pickup some 1/4" shank bits to do the job.

http://www.routerforums.com/table-mo...-4-router.html

===
Quote:
Originally Posted by ROUTER BCMX View Post
I bought a raised panel bit set without noticing the shank diameter. I bought in the USA but live 2000 miles away in Mexico. Any help would be greatly appriciated.

BILL


Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	vert bits.jpg
Views:	27
Size:	44.4 KB
ID:	66985  


"It's fine to disagree with other members as long as you respect their opinions"

Marc Sommerfeld Tools ,Videos
http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCT-n...RWaEpMA/videos

Find all threads started by bobj3
http://www.routerforums.com/search.php?searchid=944097



Last edited by bobj3; 11-30-2013 at 08:49 PM.
bobj3 is offline  
post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-29-2013, 06:38 PM
Moderation Team
 
Semipro's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Country: United States
First Name: John_*
Posts: 6,674
 
Default

Hello and welcome to the forum. Bill

Looking forward to your participation.
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.
Thank You John
Semipro is online now  
post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-30-2013, 12:15 AM
Official Greeter
 
old55's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Country: Australia
First Name: Ross
Posts: 6,922
 
Default

Welcome to the forum Bill.

Ross,
Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia


Enjoy the knowledge of others that can be found within.

‘Members are requested to add a first name in their profile as we are a very friendly bunch here'.
old55 is offline  
post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-30-2013, 10:22 AM
Forum Contributor
 
DesertRatTom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Country: United States
First Name: Tom
Posts: 18,032
 
Default

You didn't mention which router you have. My Bosch (assembled in Mexico) 1617 has both quarter and half inch collets that are interchangable. Check on the web for a half inch collet for your brand of router. If you can't get a half inch for your router, I'd follow the advice of getting a router that has one. I agree that a quarter inch shank is probably too small for a large bit, and if your router is underpowered, you will have to make many light passes at very slow feed rate or risk. By getting a stronger new or used router with half inch collet you'll have a safer, more successful experience. By the way, welcome to the forum, many very nice and helpful people here with LOTS of experience.
DesertRatTom is offline  
post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-30-2013, 07:57 PM
Registered User
 
bcfunburst's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Country: Canada
First Name: Reg
Posts: 433
 
Default Make Raised Panels

Welcome to the forum Bill.
I would also suggest that you just get a router with a 1/2 in. collet and be safe. A big router bit to do raised panels will need at least a 2 & 1/2 hp motor to do the job. You never have too many routers and more power the better. You will want a "Soft Start" motor as well, so don't go cheap.
You can also easily make raised panels on a table saw. You might need to make a few adjustments as you go, but the job IS safely done without "effort overload"
There are lots of instructional clips on "youtube" about making raised panels on your table saw.
Wishing you great results and good sawdust!! Let us know how you manage, please.

"Even bad decisions make good stories"

<bcfunburst>
bcfunburst is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Router Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in











Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Hi Joe Martines - mojo looking for a collet for my 1/2" router. I need 1/4 " mojo_jo New Member Introductions 6 12-30-2012 08:12 PM
Triton Dual Mode 1/4 router collet.. Snickare85 General Routing 13 12-29-2012 06:00 AM
freud 1700 - bits won't fit collet Boydpettitt General Routing 11 07-20-2009 07:08 AM
Installing bits in a tight collet Rowantree General Routing 8 07-09-2009 10:51 AM
First Bits rharveyva Router Bits - Types and Usage 6 03-20-2008 01:17 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome