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Dewalt router collet

Discussion in 'CNC Mills/Routers' started by kasperps, Oct 22, 2020.

  1. kasperps

    kasperps New
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    Hi,

    I have recently built my first CNC router, LEAD 1010. For the router, I went with a Dewalt D26204K. The included collet accepts only 8mm bits but I would like to insert some 3.5mm, 4mm and 6mm bits.

    I would therefore think that I need an aftermarket ER chuck and collet(s). I have tried to purchase an ER8 but that was too small. Then I bought an ER16 but that was too big... So that was a bit of money down the drain...

    My question is: will an ER11 chuck fit? Or do any of you have a recommendation for what to use? Preferably something that can be shipped from EU og Asia.

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. Peter Van Der Walt

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    Thanks a lot for your quick reply Peter! But 89 USD?! And then comes shipping and import taxes. Not exactly a bargain... Does anybody know of a cheaper alternative?
     
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    Check AliExpress for 'Dewalt collet'. There are some hits for this search but I don't know how correct they are. For the price, though, it may be worth your while to take the plunge.
     
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    89 seems high until you have to deal with runout on cheap collets.
     
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    :) your paying for the super low runout precision machined tolerances of the parts, not the actual part. China could stamp you one that wobbles for a couple bucks, sure hehe

    In terms of Imports, look for a local vendor, almost everyone sells Precise Bits's stuff Precision Dewalt 611 Collet Kits
    Another vendor is Elaire Corporation - Dewalt Router Collets - could ask them for a list of resellers in your country too
     
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