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My apologies if this topic has been addressed previously, but I would like any suggestions or advice regarding collet extensions. The full cutting length on several bits falls short when I have the height maxed out on my router table...just having an additional 1/2" or slightly more would cut it..(pun intended). Obviously, I want to accomplish this without having to pull the bit dangerously out of the collet...I value my body parts. Suggestions? Thanks guys.
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If your router is a 1/2" I recommend the Musclechuck.

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I'm a NOT a big fan of the Musclechuck, you will need one for every router you have unlike the MLCS one it will fit any 1/2" router you have, Musclechuck will cost you 60.oo per copy and the MLCS will cost you about 30.oo per copy many of the 1/4" shank bits are to short for the router table and you need more than 1/2" the norm..

I have 6 of them 3 are 1/2" to 1/2" two are is 1/2" to 1/4" and one is 1/4" to 1/2" I use them all the time...
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Greetings All,
My apologies if this topic has been addressed previously, but I would like any suggestions or advice regarding collet extensions. The full cutting length on several bits falls short when I have the height maxed out on my router table...just having an additional 1/2" or slightly more would cut it..(pun intended). Obviously, I want to accomplish this without having to pull the bit dangerously out of the collet...I value my body parts. Suggestions? Thanks guys.
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Thank you both for the input. The Musclechuck people seem to think they have themselves a monopoly in the market, and their pricing reflects that attitude.. I suppose if I had a multitude of bit changes in a day on the same router, i could see the benefit. Just seems a bit crazy that I have to drop so much just to gain 1/2". Oh well, I do come from a lineage of cheap bargain hunters...Thanks again fellas.
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Matt, is your time worth anything? Until you try a Musclechuck you will not believe how well it works. There is a 100% money back guarantee on the Musclechuck for a good reason with only one person taking advantage of it to date.

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I love the ease of changing bits with my Musclechuck. A little pricy but as Mike said what is your time worth?

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well, i reckon you guys have a point. I've written my letter to Santa and I hope he doesnt get the wrong idea about me needing a musclechuck for my extension. ha!
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Post Christmas update..Musclechuck has been ordered! Oohh baby!
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