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I have a Makita RF1101 router. Do the Porter-Cable collets fit on them?

rockler.com/product.cfm?p...&filter=collet

The reason I want to know is because I'd rather not use a collet reducer and Makita doesn't make 3/8" collets (needed for my Leigh isoloc jig), but Porter-Cable has them.

Thanks for any insights.
 

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I have a Makita RF1101 router. Do the Porter-Cable collets fit on them?

rockler.com/product.cfm?p...&filter=collet

The reason I want to know is because I'd rather not use a collet reducer and Makita doesn't make 3/8" collets (needed for my Leigh isoloc jig), but Porter-Cable has them.

Thanks for any insights.

Master Flex,

Welcome to the forum! I personally would not use any collet that was not specifically designed for your router.

You might be able to find the bits you need with shanks that fit your collets.

Just my 2 cents,
 

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I've had problems with the MLCS and Rockler reducers. I haven't got a spindle lock on my router so the reducer always wants to drop to the bottom of the collett and jam it.
I haven't tried these yet, but I think I will:
Maintenance - Router Collet Reducers
 

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Hi John

Here's a small tip that will save $14.95 ,short 3/8" dowel in the hole 1st. then the reducers in hole :)


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I've had problems with the MLCS and Rockler reducers. I haven't got a spindle lock on my router so the reducer always wants to drop to the bottom of the collett and jam it.
I haven't tried these yet, but I think I will:
Maintenance - Router Collet Reducers
 

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Hi John

Here's a small tip that will save $14.95 ,short 3/8" dowel in the hole 1st. then the reducers in hole :)


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Thanks Bob, will try that tonite. :sold:
Hmmm, wonder why the Rockler rep didn't suggest that??:confused:
 

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Thanks for all the posts guys. I didn't know that my post went up since I checked it after 2 days and it still hadn't posted. Maybe I didn't look in the right spot.

But I ended up going to woodcraft to try their porter-cable collet on my makita and it didn't fit (didn't threading). So I went to leigh (jigs) and bought a collet reducer.
 
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