9th Dec 2007, 07:39 PM #1New Member
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6mm or 8mm collet for triton router
I have moved to Europe where most router bits aer 6mm or 8mm. Does anyone know if it is possible to get a collet to accept these?
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9th Dec 2007, 08:42 PM #2
Lee Valleys sells bushing adapters: http://www.leevalley.com/wood/page.a...=1,46168,46180
9th Dec 2007, 09:06 PM #3
Of course, the other alternative is to buy 1/2" router bits from an internet store. They're not very heavy so shipping shouldn't be an issue.
9th Dec 2007, 09:10 PM #4
From memory TritonJapan, a member of this forum, sells the Triton router in Japan with a 6mm collet, perhaps ask him.
9th Dec 2007, 09:17 PM #5
Axminster dot com and Wealden have wide ranges of 1/2" router bits in the UK and I'm sure post to Holland.
Titon do a 1/4" collet addaptor but has not always worked out for me, the bit has risen at times and made me curse.woody U.K.
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10th Dec 2007, 02:25 PM #6
I have them
Well done Big Shed. YOu have a good memory!
Japan is also metric.
We have 6mm and 8mm sleeves, however, they fit into the 12mm collet and not the 12.7mm collet. Technically you are supposed to replace the collet mount when you replace the collet, as they are matched pairs, to minimise runout (Wobble). That being said, I know of few users that actually change the mount.
(If you do change the mount, I have found that removing the brushes and using a air compressor to get the motor spinning, then stopping the collet from spinning suddenly, using the lock pin, causes the motor to spin out of the mount.) NOt hard, but a pain fi you are going to do it frequently.
Persionally, I prefer to stick with the 12.7mm (1/2") bits.
If you really do want the sleeves etc though, send me a PM and we may be able to come to some arrangement.
11th Dec 2007, 12:21 AM #7
Even easier way to get the motor spinning (once you remove the brushes) is to wrap some string around the collet (through the dust extraction hole, and give it a yank. Use the shaft lock to stop the collet and let it spin itself off.
I've done this a couple of times, works very easily.
(Ok, maybe not easier than compressed air, just an alternative!)"Clear, Ease Springs"
11th Dec 2007, 11:27 PM #8Novice
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12 mm router collet?
Can you get 12 mm router collet somehow to the Triton (the bigger one)?
People in Europe would really want to have them...
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