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Hi all,

I'm new to routing, but already I've hit a snag. I have a Hikoki M12VE with two collets: 1/2" and 1/4", which I think roughly equates to 13mm and 6mm. I recently picked up an 8mm bit which I would like to be able to use. I was wondering if it would be an option to buy a collet reducer like the "Leigh Router Collet Reduction Sleeve - 1/2" to 8mm" from Axminster Tools, or whether I can swap the existing collet and chuck with an 8mm from any other brand e.g. Trend, Bosch etc.

Any help on this one is much appreciated.

Thanks,

Emlyn.
 

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@jdonhowe Many thanks for the pointers. As far as I know, Hikoki is the rebrand of Hitachi in Europe, so the Hitachi part might well work. The other collets may be worth a go too, so I'll look into this further.

Thanks again,

Emlyn.
 
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