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Having had my trusty old but very expensive router I inherited from my father stolen I decided that a cheapo one would be adequate for the kind of things an old codger like me does these days. I bought a new Parkside (Einhell?) POF 1200 D3 a while back but didn't get round to using it for quite a while - you can probably imagine what's coming next...

It seems that someone got a little enthusiastic at the factory in China and decided to enthusiastically tighten the collet nut, so the threads of both the nut and the collet "throat" are stripped, luckily not too badly. It's been too long to take the darned thing back, especially since I have no doubt that they'll tell me that I did it (I really didn't 馃榿) so I figure that retapping the threads on both will sort out my problem.

So here's the question: Does anyone know the thread size of the darned thing? I don't have a thread gauge and the local stores look at me like a lunatic when I ask for one; it "might" be a 14mm fine thread (or something imperial?) but I'm going to have to be sure before I start the search for a big enough tap and die.

Thanks for any info.
 

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Sorry, can't help with your question. I just wanted to mention that you'll need to be confident that the collet is secure because routers spin up to around 20,000 RPM. If anything comes loose it could be very dangerous. Bits or nuts could ricochet around.
 

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Sorry, can't help with your question. I just wanted to mention that you'll need to be confident that the collet is secure because routers spin up to around 20,000 RPM. If anything comes loose it could be very dangerous. Bits or nuts could ricochet around.
Yeah - amen to that! I tend to be very careful these days - arthritic hands and a tendency to be forgetful require a lot of caution around machinery.... :(
 

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It may be cheaper to buy a set of thread gauges than a new router......... Or take it to a machine shop, they may be able to help.
 
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Having had my trusty old but very expensive router I inherited from my father stolen I decided that a cheapo one would be adequate for the kind of things an old codger like me does these days. I bought a new Parkside (Einhell?) POF 1200 D3 a while back but didn't get round to using it for quite a while - you can probably imagine what's coming next...

It seems that someone got a little enthusiastic at the factory in China and decided to enthusiastically tighten the collet nut, so the threads of both the nut and the collet "throat" are stripped, luckily not too badly. It's been too long to take the darned thing back, especially since I have no doubt that they'll tell me that I did it (I really didn't 馃榿) so I figure that retapping the threads on both will sort out my problem.

So here's the question: Does anyone know the thread size of the darned thing? I don't have a thread gauge and the local stores look at me like a lunatic when I ask for one; it "might" be a 14mm fine thread (or something imperial?) but I'm going to have to be sure before I start the search for a big enough tap and die.

Thanks for any info.
Buying a pair of thread gauges may be less expensive than purchasing a new router...... Alternatively, take it to a machine shop; they may be able to assist you.
 

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