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Forum topic by mac1964 posted 04-09-2018 01:08 PM 384 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-09-2018 01:08 PM

I have a 3.5 hp. Craftsman router that I bought in 1967. The router has a 1/2” and a 1/4 collet. The 1/2” collet has been on the router for several years, I tried to remove the screw so I can take out the 1/2” collet, it will not move. Is the an adapter or sleve I can put in there so I can use a 1/4” router bit.

-- Marcos , South Texas


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#1 posted 04-09-2018 01:19 PM

I’ve used this one Whiteside…

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#2 posted 04-09-2018 02:08 PM

I just went through this same issue with my old Ryobi.
during the twisting and turning episodes, the whole chuck came unscrewed.
which was a good thing, this allowed me to put it in the vice and apply heat
with some penetrating fluid and tap tap tap tap with an assortment of tools.
if you can get some kind of bolt with a hook that will grab the bottom of the collet,
you may be able to winch it out with nuts and washers.
if you can get the chuck off, it will help tremendously so you can push from the bottom.

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#3 posted 04-09-2018 03:04 PM

I wouldn’t use a reducer sleeve for normal routing operations. Even if one is available, I don’t trust reducer sleeves as they tend to let bits slip. When bits slip bad things happen.

And am I the only one thinking it… How are you still using a router from 1967???
Collets have changed (gotten much better) in the last 51 years.

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#4 posted 04-09-2018 03:15 PM



I just went through this same issue with my old Ryobi.
during the twisting and turning episodes, the whole chuck came unscrewed.
which was a good thing, this allowed me to put it in the vice and apply heat
with some penetrating fluid and tap tap tap tap with an assortment of tools.
if you can get some kind of bolt with a hook that will grab the bottom of the collet,
you may be able to winch it out with nuts and washers.
if you can get the chuck off, it will help tremendously so you can push from the bottom.

.

- John Smith


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