|Review by Wes123||posted 06-10-2014 08:46 PM||5255 views||3 times favorited||2 comments|
Since I got my Dewalt 611 palm router, it has really become my go to router. Plenty of power for most jobs and more nimble than my Festool OF1400. The only problem I have had with this router is that you are limited to 1/4” shank router bits. Besides the chatter problems associated with some 1/4” shank bits, I just don’t have that many 1/4” shank bits and don’t want to purchase a bunch of new bits to use on my Dewalt router! The Elaire 8mm collet allows me to use my Festool, Lee Valley, and Leigh 8mm bits with my palm router. I believe the manufacturer website says the collet works with both Dewalt and Porter Cable palm routers, but I have not verified this personally. Not sure about the Bosch Colt. In any case, it does exactly what a router collet should do. It opens up a whole new world of possibilities for palm routers and is well worth the $20 investment!
Also, if you were wondering whether the palm router has enough power to route dovetails on a Leigh jig, it does! I don’t have the VRS attachment for the Leigh jig and I don’t need it using the Dewalt 611. When I use my Festool OF1400 on the Leigh jig I definitely wish I had the VRS attachment for router support.
Here is a link to the manufacturer's website.