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There are lots of threads about storing your router bits but where do you store your collets? Here is a simple solution that will work with most types of bit storage. Drill holes and glue dowels in them to hold your collets. I removed the 1/4" collet from the dowel for clarity. Do this for all your collets and have them right where you need them. Note: Don't expect the dowels to be the size they claim to be. I had to chuck them up in my drill and sand them to fit.
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Hey Mike - Good tip. I've got a block of MDF with shallow holes to hold the Hex end of things but hadn't thought of a dowel "post" to keep 'em in line.

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Thanks for the tip I was looking for a better way nto stor my collet. I am using the plastic baby food containers they work well but still have to be stored.

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Good plan, now to find time to set all that up, it's out there just need to use it more wisely!!!

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When I go to buy dowels I take along a block of wood pre drilled for the size I am buying to make sure its really 1/4"
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Mike, that is a cool and quick idea - using something non-metallic and still allowing for ventilation (unlike something closed and airtight! Thanks for sharing... OPG3
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I just keep my other collet in the bit storage section of the box for my router kit. It's always there.

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Thanks for the tip. Organizing the tools is at times more daunting than the actual woodwork
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Very nice! I will have to do that. For us, who don't have storage! I don't have an excuse, so I guess that it is on My to do list.

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