05:51AM | 07/08/07
Member Since: 04/25/06
2 lifetime posts
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.




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.

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

Here Rockler sells a kit with an reducer.

And here you can get the adapter only.

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
  • People also asked iconRouter Question I don't currently own a router, but have some p...
  • People also asked icongood tool websites i am a student who wants to learn about carpent...
  • People also asked iconRouters I am a new retiree and have been looking at pur...
    1 REPLY
  • People also asked iconJigs of any sort I am developing a strong interest in "jigs" of ...
Inspiration banner


Post a reply as Anonymous

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

Reply choose button


Post new button or Login button

To test the boundaries of small-footprint living, interior designer Jessica Helgerson moved her family to a 540-square-foo... Filling an underutilized area beneath the stairs is a smart way to save space. Doing so with a stash of wood, however, is ... The Audubon Society inspired wallpaper in this Adirondack-styled mudroom will get you in the outdoor mood. Grab your coat ... Chalkboard paint opens up endless possibilities for customizing your dresser time and time again. Use chalk to label the c... A fireplace in the bathroom creates the ultimate setting for relaxation. Homeowners often choose electric or gas over wood... This roomy boot tray made from punched metal stands up to all the elements. Station it in your mudroom or at your back doo... There’s nothing like a new set of cabinet hardware to refresh a room. The possibilities are endless: Go modern, rustic, or... FLOR tiles are an affordable way to customize a carpeted floor covering for any space. Make anything from runners to wall-... Chalkboard paint features prominently in this elegant yet unpretentious headboard design. Add a new message daily to reflec... Salvaged boards in varying widths and colors make up the dramatic accent wall in this attic space. The high-gloss white of... The indecisive homeowner need not fret over choosing one (or even two) cabinet colors. The kitchen cabinets in this artist... Incorporate nature into your lighting scheme by securing a dead tree in a concrete mold and draping your pendant lamp from... Simple and striking, a couple of pieces of "lovingly used" furniture creates a special kind of charm. A weathered chair fo... First dress up your metal shelves with a coat of paint in an accent color that complements your kitchen decor. Then arrang... Dark wood shelving and a matching upholstered bench keep this closet sleek and refined. The large window brightens the sub...
Follow banner a
Newsletter icon Flipboard glossy Facebook Twitter Pinterest Youtube Rss icon