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I have an old router from my dad that runs like a top. Not speed adjustment, solid steel, just a 1hp beast! Anyway, I've started using it more lately and am really tired of using adjustable wrenches to loosen the collet. So I have two questions:

1) anyone have a good link to affordable thin wrenches? I don't have the tools to make one of my own

2) I need a 3/4 inch wrench, but I need one for the larger jam nut on the collet. Anyone know the size wrench I need for that?

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Dunno. What I'd do is keep trying different wrenches until I found one that worked.

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tappet wrenches...

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Thanks,

I've never heard of a Tappet wrench. As far as trying them out, 3/4 is as big as I get. That is the issue. Hoping someone may have the router and the wrenches.

Thanks!
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the tappet wrench is for the shaft...
the collet nut will take most any wrench...

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Thanks,

I've never heard of a Tappet wrench. As far as trying them out, 3/4 is as big as I get. That is the issue. Hoping someone may have the router and the wrenches.

Thanks!
Tappet wrenches are very thin wrenches. Like these: Tappet wrenches You could also try cruising flea markets and pawn shops to find a thin wrench that will work.

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There is nothing special about the wrenches that are supplied with a router other than they can be made very simply and cheaply by stamping them out. If you aren't sure what size the collet nut is then take it off and take to an auto parts store and ask them for a wrench to fit it.

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Ii have a Craftsman 315.17480 router. There is a thin nut which is slightly larger that 3/4 and there is a jam nut which is 3/4". Mine also has a locking mechanism that allows you to use just one wrench.
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315 xxx indicates that it was made by Ryobi. My guess is that the nuts are metric. For some reason metric tappet wrenches are a very rare beast. But if he needs 19 mm, 3/4" is virtually the same thing, within a few thou' and always fits. Other possibilities are bicycle wrenches and the thin wrenches from Grip and V8.
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