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Forum topic by steve6678 posted 11-07-2012 11:38 PM 1001 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-07-2012 11:38 PM

Nice…pricey – Whiteside $55.
I think I’d trust Whiteside with holding-on-to-my-Bit’s…$55, is steep, but seems well worth the speed change of bit’s…
Anyone use these, and….........????

-- Steve - Dust sucks!


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#1 posted 11-07-2012 11:49 PM

I have them on my routers and yes I think they are worth it and they are expensive. Sure beats holding the two wrenches and such. Just make sure you have a good allen wrench, I like the ball end type myself cause they have a little forgiveness built in them and get some long ones…..

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#2 posted 11-08-2012 12:00 AM

good looking out…yeah, the ball end Allen wrenches are good, seems like they wouldn’t strip out, and that’s the major prob with Allen’s, I always strip out Allen sets in counter-sinks…the lil’ one that hols’s the bit

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#3 posted 11-08-2012 12:04 AM

I buy the Brondrus brand myself they have been well worth it…. Sucks when you strip out a allen screw, oh the pain it can deliver…...

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#4 posted 11-08-2012 12:13 AM

Ha. no kidding right!

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#5 posted 11-08-2012 12:38 AM

I have a couple of them and they work well.

The one I’ve used most is called Router Collet Xtreme Xtension.
It has an allen screw in the side which sort of squashes
a rubber cam into the side of the bit when tightened. 1/2”
bits slide easily into it but it tightens up well.

The other one is a Jacobs chuck version now out of
production. You can still find some old stock for
a few router models on ebay, which is where I got
mine. It’s real easy to operate. Allegedly they gave
up on it because of user complaints… but you know,
people do dumb stuff and blame the tool often enough.
I have only used it a couple of times but it seems
to grip the shank real tight to me.

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#6 posted 11-08-2012 12:43 AM

WhiteSide…I trust them, I find they have THE best router bits available today…on Earth…in my router table, I love to work with a quality bit.

-- Steve - Dust sucks!

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