|Review by GaryK||posted 05-14-2009 06:04 PM||5747 views||9 times favorited||28 comments|
Using either one of two wrenches for replace a router bit can be a real pain. Especially if it’s in a router table.
This nifty little thing will allow you to replace your router with an allen wrench.
This “Eliminator RC Quick Change Chuck” is a combination bit extension and one-tool chuck.
Unlike other extensions, it replaces the nut and collet on your router thus minimizing run-out which can occur with some extensions.
I hesitated getting one of these things for a long time, but finally broke down and got one.
Now I don’t know how I could have done without one for so long.
I use a ball nosed tee-handle allen wrench to make it real easy, but a normal “L” shaped allen wrench still works great.
I have been using this for about 1 year and it works great. It seems to be built very strong and is well made.
It’s expensive, about $55, but if you use your router a lot it might be worth it to you.
Here is a video showing it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HDy0xeiq08g
Looking online I found that they have 4 different styles that will fit the following.
Now I have only the Porter-Cable one, so I can’t say anything for the others.
1 Porter-Cable® All except 890 series routers.
2 DeWALT® 625, Elu® and freud® FT2000EP and FT1700VCE and all Festool®, Trend® and Fein® 1/2” routers.
3 DeWALT® 616, 618, 621 and Hitachi® M-12VS, M-12VC and M-12SC routers.
4 BOSCH 1613AEVS, 1617EVS, 1618EVS, 1619EVS routers.
They also make a sleeve for 1/4” bits.
Made in USA.
-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX