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Forum topic by squazo posted 04-20-2018 03:55 PM 577 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-20-2018 03:55 PM

To all you metric jocks out there. Where can I purchase a metric router? I know I can buy adaptors for my half or quarter inch collet but I would rather just buy a new router that comes with standard metric collets. Even after an online search I am still left in a fog. There is a lot of half inch (12mm) websites out there but that is not accurate. I just want a regular metric router like a guy would buy if he lived in England or Germany. I would purchase metric collets for my standard router if I could find them,but I can’t.

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#1 posted 04-20-2018 04:15 PM

Is that like a metric adjustable wrench?

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#2 posted 04-20-2018 04:20 PM


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#3 posted 04-20-2018 04:38 PM

Just bought an 8mm collet for my Bosch 1718EVSPK for use with my Leigh dovetail jig.

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#4 posted 04-20-2018 05:11 PM

I live in england and have only 1/2 inch routers. I dont understsnd why you want a metric router or do you already have lots of metric router bits ?

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#5 posted 04-20-2018 05:15 PM

I always thought collets were …............ non-denominational :)

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#6 posted 04-20-2018 05:20 PM

Festool includes or sells 8mm collets for the
routers. I’ve had a couple and they included
the 8mm collets.

I also have a little Makita that came with an
8mm collet ring. It’s not a real cone though,
like the 1/4” collet. There’s not enough room
in the shaft for an 8mm cone.

An ebay search for “8mm router collet” turned
up a lot of reducer bushings but also some oem
collets for specific routers.

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#7 posted 04-20-2018 06:20 PM

The reason for wanting this router is because I need another router, and often I find the bits I need are either only available or cheaper or just easier to find in a metric shank, so I figure why not. It would be nice to find a router that can accept all collets, but I would settle for a 6 8 and a 12 mm router. I guess this is how people end up with like 15 routers and a million squares and what not.

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