Router collet compatibility

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Forum topic by Odiferous posted 09-22-2012 06:49 PM 1798 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-22-2012 06:49 PM

How specialized are router collets? I’ve seen that lots of routers share baseplate layouts for compatibility, but I haven’t seen much mention of collets. I have a Ridgid 2 1/4 hp router, and it looks like the “Eliminator RC Quick Change Chuck” would be incredibly handy. It looks like there are four varieties available to match different brands, but no mention of Ridgid. Anyone know how I could determine if my collet is compatible with any of these?

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#1 posted 09-22-2012 09:31 PM

I’d contact the manufacturer of the replacement collet.

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#2 posted 09-22-2012 09:37 PM

Bump, because its a good question.

I would think the collets would be proprietary, but I wouldn’t know simply because I’ve never owned two comparably similar routers (in terms of hp/amperage) side by side. I do know that I couldn’t use my DeWalt DW611, Bosch 1617, and Milwaukee 5625 collets interchangeably. I do have an old 8.5 amp Skil plunge router as well, but it’s collet is somewhat embedded with the shaft…the part that comes off is just the ring, no jaws.

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#3 posted 09-22-2012 11:51 PM

I would only purchase the same brand of collet as your router , there’s no reason to look for an alternative .

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