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stewart

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Hi
does anyone know where i can buy an 8mm collet for a makita 3612br router - it comes with a half inch collet. i want to use it in my woodrat and don't want to replace my 8mm dovetail cutters with a set of half inch ones - this will be far more expensive than a collet, i imagine...


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CHJ

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Trend sell an adapter sleeve Pt. No. 06859 (£7.14) If that will do.

Don't know if it has any means of mechanical retention to stop it drifting out.

May want to use it with caution if it has not got circlip or similar.

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http://www.trendmachinery.co.uk/collets/
 

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Thanks, Chas
I'm a little concerned about using a sleeve as I have heard they can be rather dangerous - does anyone have any experience of using a sleeve they can reassure or scare me with?

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Why not ask Trend if they have an 8mm sleeve for an 1/2" collet with a retaining circlip?

They do exist, I think Tony has one, cant remember which Router it was for.
 

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I use sleeves all the time with my DeWalts and a Bosch and they are mostly fine as long as you use a decent one (eg from Trend or the router manufacturer). You sometimes see bright shiny ones in cheap Chinese bit sets, I would give those a miss personally.
 

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BTW If anyone has taken Tony's advice and purchased the Triton, the Trend 8mm collet fits a treat
 
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