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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-28-2011, 12:32 PM Thread Starter
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okay I'm new to the router world, but like working with wood for over 40 years.
I was at lowes and they had a router and table for $35, and have wanted one for years, okay why not ! I've been looking at bit sets and think I'll go with mlcs, I don't have the time to work with wood to spend the big bucks for whiteside or cmt. but want good bits when the wife wants something made.
I have not bought the bits yet but it looks like from what I read, the problem with the table and a 1/4 inch router collet and the short shank of the 1/4 bits will leave me needing an extension, mlcs offers one one but it's for a 1/2 collet only.
does anyone know where or if a 1/4 inch to 1/4 inch extension is made.

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good deal if I can use it, I knew it would not be great, and will one day move up to better. I like working with red oak and don't want to mess up a piece of wood that cost more the the router and table HA !!!
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-30-2011, 11:14 PM
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It's not that often you would need a collet extension. I myself have never needed one. I use 1/4" & 1/2" bits all the time.

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In all the years I've been using a router I have never contemplated using a collet extension, but then, I do have and have previously had routers that plunge through the base.

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I have been tempted to but an extension for use in the router table, but so far I have managed. I will buy an MLCS one or an Axminster one if I need to.
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