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I hope there is someone who can help me with this: I have a ShopMate radial arm saw which, a part for the saw blade, has also two spindles. One at 20k rpm, with written on top "for routing and shaping", and another at 3k rpm for sanding.
The router spindle is a simple 1/2" threaded spindle, so...I was simply wondering whether someone knows what I could use to attach a router collet to that...is there something like a collet adapter that I could screw into the splindle?
Thanks a lot for your help!
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Hi, Lorenzo; welcome!
I ran into the same sort of roadblock with my old Dewalt Contractor radial arm, years ago. I gave up looking. I did however find a place in California, as I recall, that carried parts for obsolete radial arm saws.
The main problem I'm guessing is that the manufacturer responds to demand and complaints. Lack of the former and a recognition of the latter will lead any manufacturer to drop production. Lawsuits don't help either...
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Try these guys for further info...
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Maybe they can cobble something together(?).
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Hi

You may want to read the link below it may help in your quest.,but it's a long shot
http://www.routerforums.com/general-...od-shaper.html

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Hi!
I hope there is someone who can help me with this: I have a ShopMate radial arm saw which, a part for the saw blade, has also two spindles. One at 20k rpm, with written on top "for routing and shaping", and another at 3k rpm for sanding.
The router spindle is a simple 1/2" threaded spindle, so...I was simply wondering whether someone knows what I could use to attach a router collet to that...is there something like a collet adapter that I could screw into the splindle?
Thanks a lot for your help!
Yours
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Thanks a lot for your help!!
I've sent some emails around to engineering suppliers, and I hope I'll get soon a reply...
Thanks again for all the suggestions and links, and I'll let you know how it ends up!
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Will the one that was made for the Craftsman radial saws work? I have seen them for sale at Sears recently. I bought one about 4 years ago but found that my Craftsman saw was very inadequate for use as a router. I recently sold the saw, and at the last minute, threw the router collet into the deal. If I still had it I would have sent it to you.

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I should have one of the Craftsman ones laying around. It only 1/4 in, but if I can find it, and you want it , I will send it to you!
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Lorenzo,
Elaire Corporation - Custom Collets
may be able to make you a collet for the RAS. a USA company.

I just ordered a custom set of Porter-Cable collets 7mm, 8mm, and 10 mm to accurately drill out my pen blanks using a router lift.
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I should have one of the Craftsman ones laying around. It only 1/4 in, but if I can find it, and you want it , I will send it to you!
That'd really be great! It's the same spindle size (1/2", 20 threads), so...that'd be great! The only problem is that I'm in the UK, so the shipping will be expensive: if you have a paypal account, I could transfer you the money for that and for the item itself...
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Thanks to everyone for all these solutions you proposed!
It's great to see how many people are willing to help me with this...I know I shouldn't say it, but I posted the same question to different forums here in the UK and I didn't get many replies, a part for sarcastic ones...while here I'm getting reply posts every day! Thanks!
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