01:25AM | 08/23/06
Member Since: 08/19/06
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I have a craftsman ras with the 1/2 inch threaded auxilliary arbor on the motor, on the opposite side of the blade arbor. I have found a drill chuck for it but am looking for a router collet but am not sure what I need. Do I need to get one that screws on to the aux. arbor? or one that fits in the chuck? Could someone enlighten me on what it is that I need to accessorize my ras for overhead router work and exactly what I need and where I can get it. I have looked and looked but can't seem to find what I think I need. Worse part is, I'm not sure what I need. Thanks in advance for your help.


05:02AM | 08/14/07
Member Since: 08/13/07
1 lifetime posts
what's the answer to this question?

John C Dustmaker

03:52PM | 04/16/13
Member Since: 04/16/13
1 lifetime posts
You are looking for a spindle adapter that matches the thread of your output shaft, the same as your drill chuck. Radial arm saw adapters show up on eBay occasionally. Craftsman sold one for their saws that held 1/4 inch shank bits. I think Dewalt also sold an adapter and I know they sold special bits that threaded onto the auxiliary shaft.

Your best bet might be to determine the thread, the direction of the thread, the diameter of the shaft, and see if you can order the right adapter or adapter components from MSC or some other industrial machinery supply. If you found the right spindle adapter with the wrong threads, you might even get a small machine shop to cut the correct threads for you.



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