Router Forums - Reply to Topic
Thread: 1/4" to 1/2" collet adapter for craftsman Reply to Thread
Title:
Message:
Post Icons
You may choose an icon for your message from the following list:
 

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










  Additional Options
Miscellaneous Options

  Topic Review (Newest First)
04-13-2005 06:47 PM
Bob N
Quote:
Originally Posted by reible
That is a common sleeve to take a 1/4" bit and let it fit in a 1/2" router, almost everyone sells these or something like that. It still doesn't let you use 1/2" bits in a 1/4" router...... so am I miss reading or are we still on different pages?????

Ed
Ed,

My mistake.... I guess I misread. Must be my sinus infection from all this pollen. Think I'll go take 2 asprin and call the Dr. in the morning.
04-13-2005 04:49 PM
-Sam- Hey you're exactly right, reible. Now, that I read it again, it is exactly what you are saying. It even says it below the picture. I think somebody made a mistake and ordered something that will have to be returned. Sorry Beast 1961...

Hmmm....

At first I was surprised that it even existed but it really doesn't. Uh oh...
04-13-2005 04:33 PM
reible
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bob N
Ed,

I did it also and found this. You may want to try again

http://www.thecraftsmangallery.com/M...PROD/DC/32-114
That is a common sleeve to take a 1/4" bit and let it fit in a 1/2" router, almost everyone sells these or something like that. It still doesn't let you use 1/2" bits in a 1/4" router...... so am I miss reading or are we still on different pages?????

Ed
04-13-2005 03:55 PM
Bob N
Quote:
Originally Posted by reible
OK I did what I thought you said and I see no adapter that takes a router with a 1/4" collet and let it use 1/2" bits????? What am I missing here?

Ed
Ed,

I did it also and found this. You may want to try again

http://www.thecraftsmangallery.com/M...PROD/DC/32-114
04-13-2005 02:12 PM
reible
Quote:
Originally Posted by Beast1961
I finaly found the adapter I've been looking for to convert the 1/4" collet on my router to accept 1/2" router bits and visa-versa.

Just click the link below (or copy and paste) and enter the word " collet " into the search box and it should bring up just about anything anyone would want to convert yours also.
Mines on the way so I'll up-date you on how well it works when I receive it

http://www.thecraftsmangallery.com/M...vc?screen=srch
OK I did what I thought you said and I see no adapter that takes a router with a 1/4" collet and let it use 1/2" bits????? What am I missing here?

Ed
04-13-2005 01:57 PM
-Sam-
Quote:
Originally Posted by Beast1961
I finaly found the adapter I've been looking for to convert the 1/4" collet on my router to accept 1/2" router bits and visa-versa.

Just click the link below (or copy and paste) and enter the word " collet " into the search box and it should bring up just about anything anyone would want to convert yours also.
Mines on the way so I'll up-date you on how well it works when I receive it

http://www.thecraftsmangallery.com/M...vc?screen=srch
Cool! Yeah, when you really want something, you continue to work hard at it until you get it. Just like myself! Congrats! Yeah, just becareful using those big bits. Just don't spin them to fast. Hope everything works out okay. Later...
04-13-2005 01:18 PM
Beast1961
I found the adapter for $8.00

I finaly found the adapter I've been looking for to convert the 1/4" collet on my router to accept 1/2" router bits and visa-versa.

Just click the link below (or copy and paste) and enter the word " collet " into the search box and it should bring up just about anything anyone would want to convert yours also.
Mines on the way so I'll up-date you on how well it works when I receive it

http://www.thecraftsmangallery.com/M...vc?screen=srch
04-02-2005 06:40 PM
Mike Rick, the older Craftsman Commercial routers are nice. They are designed to work with 1/4" bits. Supposing you did use an adapter to accept 1/2" bits? You are adding the weight of the adapter plus the additional weight of the 1/2"shank bit. The bearings are not designed to stand up to this additional stress. There is also the height limitation. An adapter would remove virtually all of your height adjustment, just to get it above the base plate. You wouldn't be able to get the bit close to the base plate. Keep this good quality router for it's intended uses, it will still do most things you want. If you have limited amounts of work that require a 1/2" collet there is a 2 HP Skil plunge router for around $60 at HD.
04-02-2005 05:23 PM
TomB your request is that nobody suggests a new 1/2inch router, so my answer has to be couched in the form of a careful statement.

1/2inch routers are generally more powerful than 1/4inch so they can run bigger bits, they also have bigger bearings to take the stresses imposed by bigger bits.

another way is in the form of a careful question. would you put an engine and running gear from a compact into an 18 wheeler? I believe the compact engine would have difficulty moving the truck and even if it did the wheel bearings would give out 1/4 mile down the road.

im not saying it is impossible just rather difficult
03-27-2005 09:52 PM
Beast1961
1/4" to 1/2" collet adapter for craftsman

Hi, Ive been looking all over to find an adapter to convert my routers 1/4" collet to accept 1/2" bits. The router is a craftsman commercial router model number 315.17380, can anyone help me? Please don't sudjest a new router, this one still runs great..Thanks in advance, Rick

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

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