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Hello,
I need a 3/4” chuck collet sleeve for the RE-600. This was discussed 4or 5 years ago. Hoping there is a replacement sleeve available.
 

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Hi Zman,
that model is still current (at least outside US if not in it), but I have never heard of a 3/4" collet sleeve. Do you mean 1/4"?
If so, you can get from Ryobi (I got one about 18 months back), but honestly cannot tell the diffence from one that came with a Makita, or a generic sleeve.
 

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Hi Zman,
that model is still current (at least outside US if not in it), but I have never heard of a 3/4" collet sleeve. Do you mean 1/4"?
If so, you can get from Ryobi (I got one about 18 months back), but honestly cannot tell the diffence from one that came with a Makita, or a generic sleeve.
It’s a 3/4” chuck, yes. Thank you
 

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Zman, am out of ideas. But I must be missing something. The standard collet is 1/2". Where does a 3/4" sleeve fit? What bits are you using that have a 3/4" shaft? We may be having a problem of terminological inexactitude.
 

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Zman, am out of ideas. But I must be missing something. The standard collet is 1/2". Where does a 3/4" sleeve fit? What bits are you using that have a 3/4" shaft? We may be having a problem of terminological inexactitude.
You are correct, it is not a 3/4. It is 1/2. Yes terminological inexactitude, lol.
 

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Ok Zman, took a while to pull the collet of my RE-600 (had to first remember where I stashed it during workshop re-organisation).
With reference to the attached photo, are you looking for (1) or (2)? Automotive tire Automotive lighting Circuit component Audio equipment Asphalt
If (1) you need to get the nut and collet - the collet snaps into the nut, but being relatively delicate, I would not mess with it. It looks identical to those on my Makitas, and I imagine they are interchangeable. The RE-600 only came with the 1/2" collet - for other shaft sizes, you need an reducer sleeve like (2). These are generic, and in fact have to be: the outer diameter is 1/2", the inner diameter is what you require: 1/4", possibly 3/8", 6mm, 8 mm. Some routers for the EU market now come with a 12 mm collet, and reducers for the metric sizes. The 12 mm and the 1/2" collet-and-nut combinations have been interchangeable in my experience so far, but obviously you cannot use an Imperial reducer in a metric collet, or vice versa. I have a 40-year old Hitachi, which can take a 1/4" or a 6 mm reducer in its 8 mm collet, but I think that versatility has gone out of fashion, probably with good reason.

I don't remember the names, but in the USA you have a number of specialist stores that stock such spares. Perhaps some of the other members can do the aide-memoire shtick?
 
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