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I am building a router table and placing a Bosch 1617 in it. I tested everything and It seems to work well so far but for above the table bit changes I will need some offset wrenches. I can find one for the larger collet wrench. The wrench that came with the router is marked 24 and most places sell a 15/16 or a 23.8mm and labeled it for this router.

However the second wrench which holds the spindle is marked 16mm and I can not find one like that.

I know I am not the first guy to install this router and want to make above the table routers so does anyone know where I can find a set of these wrenches. I have already checked Rockler and several other online retailers.

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Amazon.com: Off-Set Router Bit Wrench: Tools & Home Improvement

http://www.amazon.com/Wiha-35015-Ope...2&sr=1-3-fkmr0

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I am building a router table and placing a Bosch 1617 in it. I tested everything and It seems to work well so far but for above the table bit changes I will need some offset wrenches. I can find one for the larger collet wrench. The wrench that came with the router is marked 24 and most places sell a 15/16 or a 23.8mm and labeled it for this router.

However the second wrench which holds the spindle is marked 16mm and I can not find one like that.

I know I am not the first guy to install this router and want to make above the table routers so does anyone know where I can find a set of these wrenches. I have already checked Rockler and several other online retailers.

Thanks for your help



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Thanks Bob but none of those links or any that I could find offer an offset wrench that will hold the shaft which is 16mm or about 5/8's

Surely I am not the only guy that needs this.
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Can you put the bend in the wrench you have?

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Hi Joe

You must start with something, just pull the torch out and bend it into a "Z" I have 3 or 4 that I have made that way..

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Thanks Bob but none of those links or any that I could find offer an offset wrench that will hold the shaft which is 16mm or about 5/8's

Surely I am not the only guy that needs this.



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Those Bosch wrenches are pretty stout. I will give it a try. Have you seen the Eliminator RC Quick Change Chuck. At woodpeckers /quickchuck

Are they any good? Might be just the ticket for me.
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Those Bosch wrenches are pretty stout. I will give it a try. Have you seen the Eliminator RC Quick Change Chuck. At woodpeckers /quickchuck

Are they any good? Might be just the ticket for me.



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I just Googled for a bent wrench with no luck naturally. I did see a Bosch wrench and it is flat stamped steel so it shouldn't be all that difficult to shape. In fact you could probably put it in a vise and use a large hammer to beat it into submission.

You may have another out if it will fit and that is a 3/8 drive "crowsfoot" wrench from Sears or ????. Use it with a short extension and a breaker bar.

The MLCS Extensions that Bob pointed out are also nice.

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Same issues, was looking for this info as well.
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The guy who made mine cut into three pieces with a few cut off wheels, then welded it back together. Works great.
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