I'm a first time poster dredging up a 5-year old topic knowing this is a shot in the dark...
I also need a replacement 1/2" collet for a Craftsman 315.275100. The router has been discontinued by Craftsman and Ryobi. There are some parts available for this router from them but not the collets.
Does anyone know of another source or are my 1/2" bits useless until/if I purchase a new router?
Happily I CAN purchase the 1/2 collet for the Craftsman 17543. I tend to be a bit obsessive about this kind of thing - so I currently have 3 collets in the cart! eep!
But before I pull the trigger, I wanted to ask if you are certain this is the same collet used by the 175100?
My memory aint so good but the collet I am "remembering" seemed to be a bit longer than the one shown for the 17543. If you tell me otherwise, I'll believe you. Then again with this fuzzy memory, I'd almost believe you if you told me that 1+1=3.....
I looked up the 1/2" collet # at Sears, and they say it is no longer available............where else can I look??Bob,
It is the 1/2in collet as opposed to the nut that I need. I have pictures and they definitely looks different. What do you (all) think?
The 17543 collet will NOT fit... but as Bob said for 15-35 can get a reconditioned router!
Hi, Bob's link really seems to be the best (and only reliable) source for parts for this router. If you are lucky enough to find one in a Sears outlet near you, you may very well be back in action for less than $50 with a backup router to boot.Hi, have a shop in Corpus Christi for refinishing and no luck so far!