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Forum topic by Duckster posted 10-09-2014 01:20 AM 1644 views 0 times favorited 16 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Duckster

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10-09-2014 01:20 AM

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Just wondering what the solution is to find a offset wrench for the shaft nut under the collet on my Bosch router.
In a cabinet, when raised up, I can’t get under the collet nut to hold the shaft.
Any solutions?

-- Duckster, Texas. {Any day of fishing, Beats a good day at work.} Wash your feet and love Jesus


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Rick Dennington

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#1 posted 10-09-2014 02:12 AM

Hey Duckster,

If you can’t find the wrench you need, one solution is to buy (or you might have one) a 16 mm wrench, take it to a welding shop (or do it yourself if you have a welder), have them to heat it and bend it at the angle you need, and that should work….If you can get the proper angle you’re in business….I take it it only uses one wrench…..All my routers takes two….Just an idea…..Good luck, bud….

-- At my age, an "all--nighter" is not having to get up and pee...!!!

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Duckster

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#2 posted 10-09-2014 02:14 AM

Thanks, I might try that if I can’t find one. It takes two. One for the shaft and one for the collet.

-- Duckster, Texas. {Any day of fishing, Beats a good day at work.} Wash your feet and love Jesus

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#3 posted 10-09-2014 02:21 AM

Did you check with Bosch to see if they have the wrench (s) you need…? My table saw takes 2 wrenches…one straight, and one off-set…...So I understand your predictment…..An offset wrench shouldn’t be too hard to find….just finding the right size might be….That’s why I said you may have to make your own….

-- At my age, an "all--nighter" is not having to get up and pee...!!!

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#4 posted 10-09-2014 02:44 AM

I know that I’ve seen them at Woodcraft and Rockler, but can’t find them online. Peachtree Woodworking sells them through Amazon

http://www.amazon.com/OFF-SET-ROUTER-SHAFT-WRENCH-ROUTERS/dp/B00HCQW32S/ref=sr_1_9?ie=UTF8&qid=1412822385&sr=8-9&keywords=router+wrench

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ksSlim

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#5 posted 10-09-2014 04:21 AM

Bought mine from Woodcraft.
Minor adjustment on the anvil. offset OK, little twist on the working end.

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#6 posted 10-09-2014 05:24 AM



I know that I ve seen them at Woodcraft and Rockler, but can t find them online. Peachtree Woodworking sells them through Amazon

http://www.amazon.com/OFF-SET-ROUTER-SHAFT-WRENCH-ROUTERS/dp/B00HCQW32S/ref=sr_1_9?ie=UTF8&qid=1412822385&sr=8-9&keywords=router+wrench

- KayBee

That is where I got mine.

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runswithscissors

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#7 posted 10-09-2014 07:21 AM

Like Rick said, but you could simply cut off the business part and weld it back on in an offset configuration. A good place to get a wrench to do this with (assuming you don’t want to spoil a nice expensive one), is at the pawn shop. They usually sell them for .50 to $1.00. I’ve made up several specialty wrenches this way.

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#8 posted 10-09-2014 08:53 AM

my opinion is one solution is to buy or you might have one 16 mm wrench, take it to a welding shop or do it yourself best of luck…..

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#9 posted 10-09-2014 10:38 AM

I just bent my mine myself. I had to thin it, but works fine.

-- Bill R

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#10 posted 10-09-2014 11:07 AM

I might try that if I can’t find one.

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Fred Hargis

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#11 posted 10-09-2014 11:39 AM

If all else fails, get one of these and bend it yourself. these are about 1/16” thick and are amazing stout. They are also inexpensive, so it works out well.

-- Our village hasn't lost it's idiot, he was elected to congress.

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Duckster

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#12 posted 10-09-2014 12:21 PM

Stringer gave me a site above that has the 3/4” offset in it that will work well.. Thanks

-- Duckster, Texas. {Any day of fishing, Beats a good day at work.} Wash your feet and love Jesus

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ChefHDAN

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#13 posted 10-10-2014 12:31 AM

I use the router extension, http://www.routertechnologies.com/extreme%20extension.htm
and have been very pleased with it, but I won’t trust it with a big honkin panel bit, and go under the table to chuck straight into the collet

-- I've decided 1 mistake is really 2 opportunities to learn.. learn how to fix it... and learn how to not repeat it

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#14 posted 04-04-2015 08:10 PM

Looked all over for a similar solution and found it by accident at Lowes. They have a pair of offset bosch wrenches for $20.00 on their website for $20.02 with free shipping. They work great on my router table.

Website Info:
Bosch Offset Router Bit Wrenches (Pair)
Item #: 442042 | Model #: RA1152
Offset Router Bit Wrenches (Pair)

Allows easy bit changes on routers that are installed in router tables
Includes 24mm collet wrench and 16mm shaft wrench
Comfortable drop-forged design
Works with Bosch MR23EVS-Series router motors and 1617-18-Series router motors

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#15 posted 04-06-2015 01:02 AM

I picked up a set of metric crow’s foot wrenches for this, seems like the whole set was less than $10. Not all of the sets I looked at had a 16mm if I remember correctly so check first if you go this route.

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