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Blog entry by kosta posted 11-01-2009 08:35 PM 1376 reads 0 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Yo whats up everybody I just got a router table that my grandfather wasnt using and it is a shop mate 5 amp router. It is a fixed base and it came with a table. It came with a flush trim bit I think. I think the collet is a 1/4 in but im not sure.

-- kosta Virginia Beach, VA http://www.kostasworkshop.blogspot.com/



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#1 posted 11-01-2009 08:44 PM

wheres the pics?

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#2 posted 11-01-2009 08:45 PM

im uploading them now

-- kosta Virginia Beach, VA http://www.kostasworkshop.blogspot.com/

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#3 posted 11-01-2009 09:01 PM

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#4 posted 11-01-2009 09:06 PM

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#5 posted 11-01-2009 11:20 PM

Looks like 1/4”

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#6 posted 11-02-2009 12:12 AM

Hey Kosta
I seen on one of your reviews about your Skil router. I have had one for a year or so. I really like mine, it serves the purpose. Mine came with a edge guide and a rubber mat. If you remove the 1/4” collet, you can use 1/2” router bits.

Just thought you would like to know. You can probably go to their web site and find a edge guide.

Good Luck

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#7 posted 11-02-2009 01:28 AM

I actually didnt know that they made edge guides

-- kosta Virginia Beach, VA http://www.kostasworkshop.blogspot.com/

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#8 posted 11-02-2009 03:35 AM

Get 1/2” collet if you intend to use large diameter bit.

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#9 posted 11-02-2009 04:38 AM

yea I am not planning on using any tenon cutters with this router table. The router that I just got is a 1/4 collet but if I was to get a second router. That was a plunge base 2-3/4 hp do you think that I should get a sceond 1/4 collet or a 1/2 collet

-- kosta Virginia Beach, VA http://www.kostasworkshop.blogspot.com/

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#10 posted 11-02-2009 04:58 AM

with that skil model, you do not need a 1/2” collet. After you remove the 1/4” collet, that’s your 1/2” collet.
I think using bits with 1/2” shanks are better. (my opinion)

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#11 posted 11-02-2009 11:32 PM

oh no most of the tool of the week reviews I dont pesonally own my dad does hes a contractor but I have used all of them before. I only have 1 router and thats the one that came with the table that I just got. But I know that 1/2 shanks are more durable and there are more 1/2 shank bits then 1/4 shank bits

-- kosta Virginia Beach, VA http://www.kostasworkshop.blogspot.com/

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#12 posted 11-03-2009 01:25 AM

It’s most likely a 1/4 inch unless it was used for more commercial use.

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#13 posted 11-03-2009 01:41 AM

yea this is not a heavy duty router

-- kosta Virginia Beach, VA http://www.kostasworkshop.blogspot.com/

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#14 posted 11-21-2009 02:28 AM

Hi Kosta,

Believe it or not, I just picked up one of the routers at my local Goodwill store for $2.99. 1/4” collet and she is a sweetie. I really don’t think you want to try to upgrade it to a 1/2” though. It would burn the motor up pretty quick when you bite into the wood. Harborfreight.com sells some pretty inexpensive bits that are carbide tipped that work well with this tool. It is yellow right?

-- JoeR Nothing that I could make will ever be perfect but I'll use it anyway.

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#15 posted 11-21-2009 03:20 AM

yea I got some bosch bits for like $3.00 at home depot they were on sale but the router table doesnt have a large enough opening for the bit to fit through. they said they have them on sale at most home depots until november 26 they had a dovetail bit for $4

-- kosta Virginia Beach, VA http://www.kostasworkshop.blogspot.com/

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