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Forum topic by Yettiman posted 03-07-2010 02:48 AM 1128 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-07-2010 02:48 AM

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I will be coming over to the US in a few weeks and was hoping to pick up a few Router bits whilst over there, but I am not sure if they are compatible,

Will the 1/4 and 1/2 inch shafts fit UK Routers?

Has anyone done this before, or knows the answer?


Much appreciated

My Router is a Trend 11

-- Keep your tools sharp, your mind sharper and the coffee hot

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#1 posted 03-07-2010 04:05 AM

It looks like it comes with a standard 1/2” collet on the online material I found. I would check Eagle America, Amana and Whiteside whilst you are here. (typing “whilst” was fun!)

-- You may delay, but time will not. --Ben Franklin

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#2 posted 03-07-2010 04:08 AM

I would assume so, but then again, as the wise man once said “assumption is the mother of all f*ck ups”

-- - Jei, Rockford IL - When in doubt, spray it with WD-40 and wrap it with duct tape. The details will attend to themselves.

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#3 posted 03-07-2010 09:54 AM

If your Router has a metric sized hold it will not work, as was stated above when sold in the US the Trend 11 has a US sized hold but that may not be true outside the US. You may be able to purchase a replacement collet while here.

-- Paul, Beaverton OR,

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#4 posted 03-07-2010 11:26 AM


Many Many thanks

i will risk it, and if I need to buy a replacement collect I can do so,

I had not thought of that LOL

take care

-- Keep your tools sharp, your mind sharper and the coffee hot

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