|Forum topic by jfynyson||posted 08-20-2016 04:29 PM||330 views||0 times favorited||8 replies|
08-20-2016 04:29 PM
I’ve never changed the collar on my router and I’ve not really used a router much at all but need/want to learn. I removed the 1/4” shank collar and need to install the 1/2” collar that came with the router to accept my new Freud 1-1/2” flatt bottom bit I need to use to flatted some cedar log slices/cookies using the sled jig I’ll build. I used a snap ring pliers (I think that’s what its called) to be able to remove the barrel inside the 1/2 collar. That barrel has an ID of 5/16”.
If not, does this mean that collar is not made for a 1/2” shank bit but rather a 5/16” ? If so, I didn’t realize they made those as I’ve only seen 1/4” & 1/2” that I recall…
Does a bit need to fit all the way down into the collar shaft until it stops ? If not, how far down from the very top is “safe” to tighten down the shank and use for such a wide (1-1/2”) bit for flattening logs slices.
Must I use a guide bushing around the 1/2” shank for just flattening logs or are the guide bushings for more precise routing around objects ?
Here’s some picks of my parts / set up I’m dealing with today…
See bit set almost all the way down into the shaft (it can go slightly further)...note no guide bushing (is this ok?)
See bit set up from the bottom of the shaft to give me more cutting depth (Is this safe ?)
Thanks in advance !