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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 03-29-2009, 02:54 PM Thread Starter
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hi everone im searching for some reducer collets for a chicago router i bought used. it has a 1/2 inch collet in it now and i would like to reduce it to 3/8 & 1/4. being a toolmaker i figure this would be a common item to be found. but i dont see anything to be found. i have a comercial dumore or dremel as you call it that has a 1/4 collet and comes with a reducer bushing that slips right into 1/4 collet to reduce it to 1/8. i thought there would be something simular for this router or any router. iv called all the big box stores in my area home depot rona ect and looked around on the net only to find adapters that are specific to manufacturers of routers or step up in size not down its looks like i should have done my homework first before buying this router. any ideas or help would be much appreciated. thanks for your help douger1
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Some of the routers have a premeasured hole. some of the collars are interchangeable. Measure the size of the collar mount hole, and then you may find that may only need a filler. don't have any idea how the plate looks, I believe that if the hole is to large that you could make a new finish plate with the correct hole size. We have no way to identify you, Please fill out your profile. Thanks, and welcome to the forum.

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