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Forum topic by dad2jj82 posted 09-20-2018 09:01 PM 575 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-20-2018 09:01 PM

Hey guys. Its been awhile. Anyway I have question or Two maybe Ten.I have decided that I would like to buy a Milwaukee 5616-24 plunge router.One of the things I would like to do is create a MFT style top. I plan on buying the dominofix jig. To use this i need a 30mm copy ring. I also need to be able to use an 8mm collet as I believe it uses the festool 20mm bit.Heres the rub can i buy a 8mm collet that will connect to the Milwaukee or do I have to use an adapter.Also will a 30mm copy ring(which I take is the same as a bushing) connect to the router or do I need to buy some sort of template plate for router?Sorry for not being very precise with terms. Ive been studying all day on the matter and am at the end of my rope.

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#1 posted 09-21-2018 10:41 AM

Yes, you can buy one…and try not to get a split ring adaptor. Elaire corp makes collets for several of the more popular routers, and they make all the uncommon sizes. I have several of their collets (including an 8MM I use in my 5615 and 5616) and can tell you they are top notch quality. Can’t help with the copy ring. But the Milwaukee routers come with a base that accepts the 1 /38” common bushings.

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#2 posted 09-21-2018 12:34 PM

Thanks a million. Gonna order when I get home.

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#3 posted 09-21-2018 06:58 PM

I have an 8mm adapter that came with my Leigh D4 dovetail jig. It fits into a standard 1/2” collet and is very secure and true running (at $8.29, I’d imagine it is cheaper than a dedicated 8mm collet).

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