Wanted 6mm collet for Makita RT-0701 - Router Forums
 2Likes
  • 1 Post By gwilki
  • 1 Post By gwilki
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-29-2020, 03:49 PM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Country: Canada
First Name: Grant
Posts: 29
 
Default 6mm collet for Makita RT-0701

As the title says, I would like to buy a 6mm collet for my Makita router. Elaire lists them, but I cannot seem to get them to return email or voicemail messages.
gwilki is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-29-2020, 07:42 PM
Moderation Team
 
Cherryville Chuck's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Country: Canada
First Name: Charles
Posts: 16,039
 
Default

I wonder if any of the members have dealt with them before?

Someone I consider a master woodworker once told me that a master woodworker is not someone who never makes mistakes. He is someone who is able to cover them up so that no one can tell.
Cherryville Chuck is online now  
post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-29-2020, 10:47 PM
Forum Contributor
 
Herb Stoops's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Country: United States
First Name: Herb
Posts: 8,332
 
Herb Stoops is online now  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-30-2020, 06:36 PM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Country: Canada
First Name: Grant
Posts: 29
 
Default

I did that same search, Herb, before posting. The only result for what I am looking for was Adam's bits in Australia. Shipping is more than the cost of the collet and slow.
Herb Stoops likes this.
gwilki is offline  
post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-30-2020, 06:38 PM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Country: Canada
First Name: Grant
Posts: 29
 
Default

I am wondering the same thing, Charles. About a month ago, I wrote Elaire to get some info on buying in quantity. I received an immediate reply. When I wrote again to ask how they shipped to Canada and if they would use USPS. the line went dead. I've written twice and phoned once.
Herb Stoops likes this.
gwilki is offline  
post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-30-2020, 10:45 PM
Moderation Team
 
Cherryville Chuck's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Country: Canada
First Name: Charles
Posts: 16,039
 
Default

Your bio doesn't say just where you are Grant but if you are close to the border you could have it shipped to the other side and go pick it up (once restrictions ease). Kinek.com offers cheap handling to quite a few locations along the border for that and the charges are very reasonable. I had to ship some lithium batteries for my Milwaukee tools that way. You can't ship them over the border or take them on a airplane without risking an international incident but shipping within US borders via USPS was fine so I had them shipped to Oroville, Washington which is the closest point for me.

Someone I consider a master woodworker once told me that a master woodworker is not someone who never makes mistakes. He is someone who is able to cover them up so that no one can tell.
Cherryville Chuck is online now  
post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-01-2020, 08:32 AM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Country: Canada
First Name: Grant
Posts: 29
 
Default

Tks, Charles. I'm in Ottawa. I do have a US mailing address in Ogdensburg NY, about an hour from me, but these days, of course, it is off limits.

I'm wondering if Elaire is shut down or something. I was exchanging email with them, and seemed to be getting to where I could place an order for my stuff and for 3 other friends. As soon as I mentioned shipping and couriers, all communication stopped. I've tried email and voicemail. I'm looking into UK suppliers now. Shipping is a bit much, though. Makita Canada does not carry them, and they've told me that there is not enough demand for them to bring them in from Makita International. Robotshop in Quebec is very good, but they only stock the imperial measurement collets. So much for Canada being on the metric system, eh? :-)

Happy Canada Day, Charles.
gwilki is offline  
post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-01-2020, 11:23 AM
Moderation Team
 
Cherryville Chuck's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Country: Canada
First Name: Charles
Posts: 16,039
 
Default

Happy Canada Day to you to. BTW, is this the collet you're looking for? https://www.amazon.ca/s?k=Makita+rt-...ref=nb_sb_noss

Someone I consider a master woodworker once told me that a master woodworker is not someone who never makes mistakes. He is someone who is able to cover them up so that no one can tell.
Cherryville Chuck is online now  
post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-01-2020, 05:39 PM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Country: Canada
First Name: Grant
Posts: 29
 
Default

Tks, Charles, but no. That one is for the Makita GD0600, which is a die grinder. I am looking for one for the RT-0701 router. I asked Makita Canada if they are interchangeable and they are not.
gwilki is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Router Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in











Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome