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How much does a Muscle Chuck add to the length of the collect?

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I think that it varies with the make of the router, from memory it's around a 1/2"

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That's what I recall hearing too.

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.
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1/2" must be right. Thanks guys.

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Let me just add that in my opinion the MUSCLECHUCK is one of the greatest improvements in router technology probably since routers were invented. All three of my 1/2" routers have MUSCLECHUCKS. Their grip is several times that of a standard collet chuck and only requires a half turn of a 4mm, preferably ball ended Allen key to secure and release the bit.
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Hmm, I wonder if I could find one of those that fit my router...
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Just been surfing their web site. its very confusing. if you buy a musclechuck, does a 12 mm cutter fit straight in? or do you need a 12 mm collet as well?

If I wanted a musclechuck to take 6 mm, 8 mm, 12 mm and 3/8", how many collets would I need in total?
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Bob according to what I've read you'll need one for every size that isn't 1/2" but I could be wrong. With any other router you usually get a 1/4 and/or 1/2 (in North America) and any other size requires a bushing.

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whats confusing me is when I buy a 1/2" (12 mm) router, I dont need to buy a 1/2" (12 mm) collet.
That page seems to suggest that I would.
So if the chuck comes with one collet, will the 12 mm fit straight in and I can have a 6 mm as the one collet?

I might email them to find out.
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A range of precision reducers are available from the makers web site.

Collets | Musclechuck Assembly

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