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HokieKen

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#1 posted 06-08-2016 03:20 PM

I’ve tried a 1/4” adapter that goes in the 1/2” collett and it worked pretty well but on heavy blind cuts, like dadoes, it seemed to let the bits climb a little bit. I now have 1/2” and 1/4” colletts for both of my routers. They were inexpensive and well worth the cost to eliminate the extra piece in the setup.

I now only buy 1/2” shank bits though. The extra “beef” makes for a better cut. So my advice is to get a 1/4” collett (not adapter but a seperate collett) and use the 1/4” bits you already have but buy 1/2” ones going forward.

If you can’t find a reasonably priced collet for your particular router, get a good quality adapter like this one.

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!


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