COMMUNITY FORUM

MSP1083

05:51AM | 07/08/07
Member Since: 04/25/06
2 lifetime posts
Bvtools
I am a new retiree and have been looking at purchasing a router. I've recently purchased a Canadian Leigh Jig (D4R) and received four 8mm shankk router bits. I've noticed no info of 8mm bits or collets when I look at routers at my local stores. Any info would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks

MSP1083

Billhart

07:31AM | 07/08/07
Member Since: 04/25/05
1915 lifetime posts
Almost all of the router bits used in the US and Canada or 1/4" or 1/2" shanks.

And that is all that you will find with routers.

However, some routers do have metric collets available. Probably need to be special ordered. But I have seen them listed in some manufacture catalogs.

A little google found this for the Bosch's.

http://toolsforless.com/product/2301.html

And you can also use a reducer or adapter for 1/2" collet.

Here Rockler sells a kit with an reducer.

http://www.rockler.com/product.cfm?Offerings_ID=17399&cookietest=1

http://www.rockler.com/blog/index.cfm?commentID=181

And here you can get the adapter only.

http://www.amazon.com/Whiteside-6400x8-Router-Collet-Diameter/dp/B000HRV5XC/ref=sr_1_6/103-4022005-7028653?ie=UTF8&s=hi&qid=1183908046&sr=1-6

There are a number of wooding specialized forums that will give you lots more detailed info on this and woodworkign in general.

A google on Woodworking Forums will find several and many of the magazines (FWW and Wood, I know) ahve forums.
Click_to_reply_button
Inspiration_banner

INSPIRATION GALLERY



Post a reply as Anonymous

Photo must be in JPG, GIF or PNG format and less than 5MB.

Reply_choose_button

captcha
type the code from the image

Anonymous

Post_new_button or Login_button
Register

For an eclectic table setting or outdoor lighting, try a riff on this project from The SITS Girls blog—converting mason ja... It turns out that many bath and kitchen cleansers contain chemicals that are dangerous to the skin and eyes, and often pro... So often we paint tiny nooks white to make them appear larger, but opting for a dark, dramatic wall color like this one—Be... Chocolate-colored walls and large window frames allow the exposed wood beams to take center stage in this small screened p... If you're not crazy about the idea of commingling plants and pool, this modern variation may be more to your liking. The s... Yes, a freestanding garage can become its own tiny house. Artist Michelle de la Vega has all the comforts of a modern resi... There’s nothing like a new set of cabinet hardware to refresh a room. The possibilities are endless: Go modern, rustic, or... Pursue what's known as the stack effect. To achieve it, open the windows on both the upper and lower floors, and as warm a... Like no other floor type, a checkerboard design works wonders to underscore the retro kitchen theme. Vinyl flooring, ceram... Twine lanterns add pops of crafty—but sophisticated—flair to any outdoor setting. Wrap glue-soaked twine around a balloon ... When securely fastened to a tree or the ceiling of a porch, a pallet and some cushioning make the ideal place to lounge. V... Incorporate nature into your lighting scheme by securing a dead tree in a concrete mold and draping your pendant lamp from... For the cost of a can of exterior paint , you can totally transform your porch. Paint the floor a hue that complements yo... In this urban apartment, a standard-issue patio became a serene and green perch by replacing the typical concrete with gro... If you put the washing machine in the mudroom, you can stop the kids from walking through the house in dirty, grass-staine...
Follow_banner_a
Newsletter_icon Google_plus Facebook Twitter Pinterest Youtube Rss_icon
 
webapp2