1. #1
    Basically I've got a bog standard router like below:
    http://www.screwfix.com/p/direct-pow...ter-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

  2. #2
    Matt

    just type collect in to ebay

    try this link

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_fr...All-Categories

    James

  3. #3
    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

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    Quote Originally Posted by luke11cnc View Post
    just type collet in to ebay


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

  5. That looks to be the same as B&Q's Performance Power range of routers.


    Trend do make collect sleeve's, but I ended up using my friends mini metal lathe an make my own collect's.
    "If first you don't succeed, redefine success"

  6. #6
    Quote Originally Posted by Mad Professor View Post
    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/Jonbliss...17/m98fPg-_vUU

    Quote Originally Posted by luke11cnc View Post
    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...w=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...w=1366&bih=667)

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

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