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I found this forum while looking for a 1/2" collet for my old Craftsman router. I did learn that it will stay a 1/4" :(
I'm more or less just getting into woodworking having recently made an Adirondack chair, I've been bitten by the bug.
 

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Hello and welcome to the router forum.
 

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Welcome to the Forum. The next bug to bite you will be the tool bug. The cure will be a long time coming. Barely a tool will pass your eyes without the bug nibbling.
Yes the Tool Bug is known for sucking up all available money. Usually it's just a little here and there but watch out, sometimes it will take a big bite! 🙈 Side effects include telling partial truths to your wife.
 

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Welcome. This is a really great addiction, I mean hobby. I've done DIY all my life, but real woodworking began with my first table saw maybe 15 years ago. Attached is a long pdf that covers a lot of the lessons I've learned, and some ideas about tools. I bought mine during my highest earning years, but many get along with basics. Table saw, the best you can afford, drill press, router and simple table, workbench and maybe a band saw will get you going. Sawdust collection and good masks should be an early purchase, and it is discussed in the pdf. There are lots of options for everything. If I had to pick a tool I don't really use much, it would be a sliding miter saw. Rarely use it and could have gotten by with just a simple chop saw to cut to length.

At any rate, you picked the right place to jump in, everyone here is very happy to make suggestions and offer help with something you haven't done before.
 

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