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  1. New Member Introductions
    Hello - I have had a very basic Skil router for years. I have been doing very basic edges for my wife's chair rails, moulding etc. We just purchased a rounding bit of her choice and found that it has a 1/2 inch shank. It shows how much of a novice I am that I was unaware that there was anything...
  2. New Member Introductions
    Can anyone recommend a good router collet extender?
  3. New Member Introductions
    Hi, my name is Wesley and I'm from Mississippi. Looks like you guys have a nice board here. Thanks for letting me in. I have a pretty basic question, hence one of the reasons I stumbled upon you guys. I have three routers, but this question is regarding the Craftsman 9.5 amp 1 3/4HP Model No...
  4. New Member Introductions
    Hi everyone, I am a week end wood working enthusiast, who works out of my double garage. You know the one, where you have to move the cars, rearrange everything, do a little work and then put it all back again. I still enjoy it. I have just bought a TSA001 Triton router (2400w) to mount in my...
  5. New Member Introductions
    greeting to every body out there. I am looking for the manual or information on how to remove the collet from a craftsman router modal #315-248870 I am trying to remove 1/4 and replace with 1/2 inch it is a 1/4 & 1/2 router but can not get the 1/4 out. Thank you for your help
  6. New Member Introductions
    My name is Bruce and this is my first post. I have been a follower of the Router Workshop for many years and have made many projects using the tools and techniques the I found out about during that time. What prompted me to start posting is I have recently mounted my Hitachi M12 router in a Kreg...
  7. New Member Introductions
    Hi, I'm Nancy. I'm brand new to woodworking and this forum. I have a Craftsman Plunger Router Model 320.27669 12amp, 2HP with 1/2" collets and 1/4" collets. The router is brand new with the 1/2" collet already installed. I purchased a Leigh FMT Super Jig to make Mortises and Tenons for several...
  8. Router Bits - Types and Usage
    I have a 20 year old Craftsman model 315.174921 1 1/2hp router. I bought a couple of Diablo 1/2" shaft router bits on clearance from HD. I've been looking for a used router they will fit but it occurred to me that it might be possible to find a 1/2" collet to adapt my current router. Does...
  9. New Member Introductions
    The collet has worked loose on my Hitachi m12V. I haven't experienced this before. Is there a way to tighten it up, or would the use of the router tighten it up? It is mounted in a router table. Any help would be appreicated. Jim
  10. General Routing
    I have a Makita 3612C router that I have had for years. When it was new, I could change bits with no problem, but as time went on, when I tried to remove/change bits, the collet nut would loosen but the collet would not. I have never bottomed the bits out or abused the router in any way. I took...
  11. Table-mounted Routing
    First post, let me jump in with some questions.. I picked up a used bosch 1617 in a woodpecker lift, in an incra table w/ ultra jig. I dove in and started with their symetrical box joint template. Seems like it's going to work well, but I hit a couple issues: I was using the the 'shop-stop'...
  12. General Routing
    Hello all, Does anyone know where I can get a 1/2" Shaper Spindle Router Collet for my Grizzly G1024 shaper? The original 1/2" spindle is still in tact. I am thinking this would save me from buying/ building a router table and another router. Tech support at Grizzly says it is a discontinued...
  13. General Routing
    My name is Richard and I have just baught some Freud routers. My ft300 router on the Freud table has only got the 1/2" collet with it, one Freud 1700 has no collets or collet nut and the other 1700 has both a 1/2" and a 1/4" collet. Can I get new collets to replace the ones I don't have? How...
  14. General Routing
    Hi, I've just joined the forum and have already found a lot of great info. I'm sure I'll discover many more "treasures." I just came across a Ryobi RE600 in what appears to be great condition. It has the 1/4" collet, but it's missing the 1/2 collet. Anyone know where I might be able to find a...
  15. General Routing
    I have a 3-1/4 hp Freud router. I have a hard time removing the 1/2 shank bit after I'm finished. The nut is completely off the mounting threads. Do I use some type of lube? The collet is clean and free of rust. Thanks, Texastom
  16. Router Bits - Types and Usage
    Hi, I am new to your forum. I have recently purchased a Bosch palm router PR20EVSK. I have a lot of 1/4" shank bits which are required for this tool. However, the collet opening at the top appears to be smaller than the shank and I cannot get any of my 1/4" bits inserted. Any ideas? Don't...
  17. Portable Routing
    I have a Craftsman 320.17541 with a 1/2" collet. At some point my son tighten the nut without a bit in the collet and now I can't get a bit to fit...is there I way to open it up just a hair...(that's all I need) without damaging the collet?
  18. General Routing
    Ok, this is my third attempt at getting this to post, so maybe it'll actually work this time... Are my posts getting eaten (moded-out) since I'm new to the forum? ------------------------------------------------- I recently purchased a Hitachi M12VC Router that came with two collets and two...
  19. Starting Off
    I have a Makita RF1101 router. Do the Porter-Cable collets fit on them? rockler.com/product.cfm?p...&filter=collet The reason I want to know is because I'd rather not use a collet reducer and Makita doesn't make 3/8" collets (needed for my Leigh isoloc jig), but Porter-Cable has them. Thanks...
  20. General Routing
    My router turned loose of a bit and destroyed part of a chest I was building...twice. Seems the collet is worn out so I went looking to replace the collet with little success... then went to shopping for a new router. From a time and effort standpoint I am wondering if repair of the Craftsman...
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