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Forum topic by Vinnie posted 11-12-2019 07:13 PM 659 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Vinnie

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11-12-2019 07:13 PM

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Hello, Can anyone help point me in the direction to where I could purchase a collet for this router. I can’t seem find one anywhere. Please help! Thank you, Vinnie

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#1 posted 11-14-2019 07:50 PM

Only 2 places come to mind for me where they may have a substitute replacement chuck.

Pretty sure Eliminators only do the routers listed, but you could check with them.

Now with Musclechuck they have a lot more sizes, and show they can make to order. They could likely get something the size you need.

Both of these designs do away with the conventional wrench to tighten the bit, and just use a single allen wrench. Both are extremely close tolerance devices, so you will never have jammed bits, loose bits, or any of the many problems you can get with a standard collet. So if the prices seem taller, it’s because they are far superior, and much closer tolerance devices. However on an old router like yours it may be your only recourse, if you don’t just happen to find someone with a burnt out router, but a good collet on it.

Could be unless you have several jigs fit just to it’s size that buying a low feature router would be cheaper.

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#2 posted 11-14-2019 08:20 PM

Thank you so much for that info!
Vinnie

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#3 posted 11-14-2019 08:22 PM

According to the parts diagram, the collet is p/n 133484 (later replaced with p/n 90593213P) [1]
A google search for that turns up a few places that sell them, even Amazon

Cheers,
Brad

[1] The collet and nut part numbers are reversed on most sites… what is listed as the collet is the p/n for the nut and visa versa. Just an FYI. You can easily tell which is which by the pictures :)

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#4 posted 11-14-2019 08:29 PM

Good advice from above. My first reaction was : Why bother? You can get a Ryobi router for $80 on Amazon that has more features and is of similar quality.

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#5 posted 11-15-2019 02:05 AM



Good advice from above. My first reaction was : Why bother? You can get a Ryobi router for $80 on Amazon that has more features and is of similar quality.

- LittleShaver


+1
Unless he has some sort of attachment to it.

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#6 posted 11-15-2019 05:01 AM

Or a pile of jigs made specifically for that base? I find a lot of the jigs get loose as they grow older. I’d opt for a brand new router, and rebuild jigs, but I’ve been told I’m weird…..

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#7 posted 11-15-2019 03:51 PM

Hey guys, I know what I’m doing sounds silly but here’s the thing. I have a table router and a Dremel Advantage rotary tool that I use with the flex shaft to buff my cut coin jewelry. I also have the plunge router attachment that goes with it. I recently watched a video on how to make wooden signs with a router using cnc engraving bits so I’d thought I’d give it a try.
So rather disconnect my Dremel rotary tool and attach it to the plunge router every time to make signs. I can use this 30 year old router that’s never been used. I broke the collet in it the first day I got it as a gift. Threw it in my tool box and it stayed there for years. Then about five years ago I tried finding a collet for it and was told they don’t make the part for it anymore. So low and behold here I go again looking for a collet. LOL! For what I want to do I could’ve bought a palm router on Amazon for $19.00 but instead the part I need Amazon has collet for $8.00.
Yes ,we all do weird things. Yeah… maybe that 30 year old router is sentimental or just maybe I’m weird.
You guys are on this site more than I am and would bet more knowledgeable . So I thank you for it.
Blessings to all of you, Vinnie

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