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Matt69
08-11-2011, 09:35 PM
Basically I've got a bog standard router like below:
http://www.screwfix.com/p/direct-power-pr1020e-1020w-plunge-router-230v/25568

What I want to do is insert a cutter into the router but the shaft is only 3mm and the collet on the router is alot bigger.

Can anyone tell me if I can get a sleeve to adapt it and if so where from. The like of screwfix and B&Q dont seem to do them.

Thanks

luke11cnc
10-11-2011, 09:49 AM
Matt

just type collect in to ebay

try this link

http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=p3984.m570.l1311&_nkw=router+collet&_sacat=See-All-Categories

James

luke11cnc
10-11-2011, 09:53 AM
I think 3mm is 1/8" but I'm sure some one will correct me if I'm wrong

so you need 1/8 to 1/4" collet

James

m_c
10-11-2011, 10:51 AM
just type collet in to ebay

:wink:

1/8" = 3.175mm
1/4" = 6.35mm
I don't know anything about router collets though!

Mad Professor
10-11-2011, 11:01 AM
That looks to be the same as B&Q's Performance Power range of routers.
http://www.comparestoreprices.co.uk/images/pe/performance-power-fmtc1020r.jpg

Trend do make collect sleeve's, but I ended up using my friends mini metal lathe an make my own collect's.

Jonathan
10-11-2011, 02:47 PM
Trend do make collect sleeve's, but I ended up using my friends mini metal lathe an make my own collect's.

I made some for mine using CNC mill operated as a cnc lathe. Could have made them manually on the lathe easily enough...I'll see if I can find them as I have no use for them now.

Edit: Looks like I videoed it, see here...
http://www.youtube.com/user/Jonblissett#p/u/17/m98fPg-_vUU


so you need 1/8 to 1/4" collet

For future reference if you can't remember it's 1" to 25.4mm then use Google:

http://www.google.co.uk/search?gcx=w&ix=c1&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8&q=1%2F8%22+in+mm#sclient=psy-ab&hl=en&safe=off&source=hp&q=1%2F8+inches+in+mm&pbx=1&oq=1%2F8+inches+in+mm&aq=f&aqi=&aql=&gs_sm=e&gs_upl=3064l7481l0l8144l15l11l4l0l0l7l1385l5553l0. 1.1.1.2.2.0.2l13l0&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.,cf.osb&fp=a6a9bb32f17bb1b7&biw=1366&bih=667

(There's various ways you can type it and it will convert pretty much anything, for instance:
http://www.google.co.uk/search?gcx=w&ix=c1&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8&q=1%2F8%22+in+mm#sclient=psy-ab&hl=en&safe=off&source=hp&q=1%2F8+lightyears+in+rods&pbx=1&oq=1%2F8+lightyears+in+rods&aq=f&aqi=&aql=&gs_sm=e&gs_upl=555l1121l3l1159l4l2l0l0l0l0l1617l2246l2-1.1.8-1l3l0&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.,cf.osb&fp=a6a9bb32f17bb1b7&biw=1366&bih=667)

Considering the runout on those routers saying 3mm is 1/8" is not far off!