1/4 to 1/2 collet change

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02-05-2010 03:59 AM

I think I know the answer to this is no, but does anyone know if there’s way to upgrade an old 1/4 router to 1/2 collet?


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#1 posted 02-05-2010 05:17 AM

If it came as a 1/4” router to begin with, which is what this sounds like…the best way to upgrade to 1/2” is to buy a new router. I suspect you already knew that. :-)

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#2 posted 02-05-2010 05:23 AM

It depends … some routers come with a ¼” collet will accept a ½” collet, but most will not. Sounds like the perfect reason to invest in a new router that comes with two collets … and maybe a couple of bases …

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#3 posted 02-05-2010 05:36 AM

depends on the router, some routers have replaceable collets that attach to the drive shaft. what brand and model?

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#4 posted 02-05-2010 07:47 AM

Depends on the brand and age.

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