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Posted on In order to prevent having this happen to me, which router collet extension should I buy.

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CaptainKlutz

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#1 posted 04-23-2019 02:17 PM

IMHO
Video author is blowing smoke up your arse:
YOU DO NOT NEED A ROUTER BIT EXTENSION!

He’s making a lazy users assumption by saying you need an extension to change bits. Total BS.
As long as you have a commercial router plate thickness, using a router base or lift with proper router motor, and don’t need to make cuts over 1.5-2” high; extension is never needed.

Only time i use a router bit extension is when making router bowls with a plunge router, and cut depth on the short bowl bits exceeds ~1.5”.

PS – don’t own Festool, which might have limitations that require an extension, but above is true for Porter Cable, Milwaukee, Bosch, and Triton routers in table.

YMMV

-- If it wasn't for bad luck, I wouldn't have no luck at all, - Albert King - Born Under a Bad Sign released 1967


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