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Hi

I have a Bosch 1905 (1604) router mounted to my table saw. I have mostly 1/2" bits. But I also have some 1/4" bits. I only have the 1/2" collet. Does anyone know if a collet from at 1613/1617 will fit this router?

Thanks!
 

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Welcome to the forum, John.
 

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John, the collets from a 1617 will work with a 1604A but not with a 1604.
 

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Collet adaptors work but you are always better off using the right sized collet. One less thing that can slip.
 

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Collet adaptors work but you are always better off using the right sized collet. One less thing that can slip.
+1 on that
 

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Both styles are in stock per a phone conversation today. :)
 

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Just be careful in ordering 1/4" collets from on line suppliers.

Acting on posts in the forum, I tried to find 1/4" collets for my routers. I already had plenty of 1/4" sleeves.

I purchased a 1/4" collet for my Makita from Wealden Tools in UK recently.

In their catalog, it was described as a 1/4" collet with no picture.

What I got was a 1/2" to 1/4" reducer sleeve. So even good suppliers are not too sure what is a collet and what is not.
 

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No 1/4"

So I order the collet. It did not fit. I called up ereplacements and they said they did not have the collet for the router. I got adaptor to 1/4".

I am not sure how much life is left in this router, so I don't want to sink too much cash into it.

When I was using this week end, sounded like something was going. It made horrible screeching sounds that faded in an out. I was able to finish my project, but not too sure about my next project if it will last.

Again, thanks for all the help.
 
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