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Offline Pastie4604

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Hi all, I’ve ordered the OF1010 router but was wondering if there is an adapter that will allow me to use 1/2 inch router bits (as the ones I need come in 1/2 inch shank only)

Is this feasible or is it a dumb idea?

Thanks

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Offline Cheese

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Re: FESTOOL 576200 OF1010 EQ ROUTER 1/4 to 1/2 collet adapter?
« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2021, 04:07 PM »
Google collet extension for engraving, there may be something that large available. Runout however may be an issue.  [sad]

Offline Pastie4604

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Re: FESTOOL 576200 OF1010 EQ ROUTER 1/4 to 1/2 collet adapter?
« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2021, 04:17 PM »
Thanks for the reply, the reason im asking is I build decks and i kerf the facia boards so that they can be bent to form a rounded deck, What I need is a way to trim the top boards flush with the facia boards with the router.

The boards are 30mm thick but every bit I can find is less than that unless it’s 1/2 shank

Any ideas
« Last Edit: May 15, 2021, 04:28 PM by Pastie4604 »

Offline JimH2

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Re: FESTOOL 576200 OF1010 EQ ROUTER 1/4 to 1/2 collet adapter?
« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2021, 04:27 PM »
There is probably a reason it did not include a 1/2" collet. Get a bigger router.

Offline Pastie4604

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Re: FESTOOL 576200 OF1010 EQ ROUTER 1/4 to 1/2 collet adapter?
« Reply #4 on: May 15, 2021, 04:30 PM »
Yep bigger job bigger router  [big grin] I feel another purchase is going to happen.

Offline Alex

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Re: FESTOOL 576200 OF1010 EQ ROUTER 1/4 to 1/2 collet adapter?
« Reply #5 on: May 15, 2021, 04:32 PM »
Never do this. The 1010 router is not for 1/2 inch bits.

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Re: FESTOOL 576200 OF1010 EQ ROUTER 1/4 to 1/2 collet adapter?
« Reply #6 on: May 15, 2021, 04:47 PM »
@Alex is right - do not even think about it.

Peter

Offline Pastie4604

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Re: FESTOOL 576200 OF1010 EQ ROUTER 1/4 to 1/2 collet adapter?
« Reply #7 on: May 15, 2021, 04:52 PM »
Thanks guys will look for a 30mm 1/4 guided bit  [big grin] [big grin]

Offline guybo

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Re: FESTOOL 576200 OF1010 EQ ROUTER 1/4 to 1/2 collet adapter?
« Reply #8 on: May 15, 2021, 05:37 PM »
Hi, your 1010 should have a 8mm collet,guy

Offline xedos

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Re: FESTOOL 576200 OF1010 EQ ROUTER 1/4 to 1/2 collet adapter?
« Reply #9 on: May 15, 2021, 10:24 PM »
No one makes such a thing.    Festool would be more than happy to sell you an overpriced collet.   

It's simply not possible.  The spindle won't even allow a 1/2' shank inside it, let alone a collet.

Offline Cheese

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Re: FESTOOL 576200 OF1010 EQ ROUTER 1/4 to 1/2 collet adapter?
« Reply #10 on: May 15, 2021, 11:20 PM »
Hmmm...this is a tough crowd. [big grin]  My thought was that if you're in a pinch, an engraving extension may be a viable alternative if one is offered and more importantly, if it's of a suitable quality.  I don't know...never used one but for a quick fix, it may be an alternative. However inherent in that statement is that if this is something that you need on a repetitive basis then there are better/safer alternatives. Enter the larger router.

My first vision was this...a Festool router bit on the LH side designed for a 1010 router and a standard Bosch 1/2" router bit on the RH side. Which one would you feel most comfortable about spinning up to 24,000 RPM on a 1010 router? The 1/2" shank issue kind of recedes into the background...






Offline Cheese

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Re: FESTOOL 576200 OF1010 EQ ROUTER 1/4 to 1/2 collet adapter?
« Reply #11 on: May 16, 2021, 12:59 AM »
Here's another consideration, an Amana 8 mm compression spiral bit 71 mm long. Could be guided by hand or by a template.

I'd call them and ask why they suggest it's for use only in a CNC machine.

https://www.toolstoday.com/v-15275-48308-k.html

Offline Alex

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Re: FESTOOL 576200 OF1010 EQ ROUTER 1/4 to 1/2 collet adapter?
« Reply #12 on: May 16, 2021, 01:50 AM »
My first vision was this...a Festool router bit on the LH side designed for a 1010 router and a standard Bosch 1/2" router bit on the RH side. Which one would you feel most comfortable about spinning up to 24,000 RPM on a 1010 router? The 1/2" shank issue kind of recedes into the background...

For use in the CMS-OF router table only. Not something you want to use freehand.

Offline Pastie4604

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Re: FESTOOL 576200 OF1010 EQ ROUTER 1/4 to 1/2 collet adapter?
« Reply #13 on: May 16, 2021, 03:39 AM »
Thanks everyone, a bigger router with a 1/2 collett  is going to be the way forward, thanks for all the advice

Offline Pastie4604

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Re: FESTOOL 576200 OF1010 EQ ROUTER 1/4 to 1/2 collet adapter?
« Reply #14 on: May 17, 2021, 02:01 PM »
well i am impressed!! The 1010 set got delivered today and inside the set was a 1/4 and a 1/2 Colett

Well done Festool  ;) ;) very happy customer

Online squall_line

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Re: FESTOOL 576200 OF1010 EQ ROUTER 1/4 to 1/2 collet adapter?
« Reply #15 on: May 17, 2021, 02:03 PM »
well i am impressed!! The 1010 set got delivered today and inside the set was a 1/4 and a 1/2 Colett

Well done Festool  ;) ;) very happy customer

A 1/4 and a 1/2, or a 1/4 and an 8mm?

Offline Pastie4604

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Re: FESTOOL 576200 OF1010 EQ ROUTER 1/4 to 1/2 collet adapter?
« Reply #16 on: May 17, 2021, 02:08 PM »
Good point.... need to check, may have got too excited!!

Offline Cheese

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Re: FESTOOL 576200 OF1010 EQ ROUTER 1/4 to 1/2 collet adapter?
« Reply #17 on: May 17, 2021, 02:18 PM »
As squall-line said, it’s probably a 8 mm collet. That’s the reason I suggested the 8 mm extended length bit.

Offline Pastie4604

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Re: FESTOOL 576200 OF1010 EQ ROUTER 1/4 to 1/2 collet adapter?
« Reply #18 on: May 17, 2021, 02:33 PM »
Sorry to all the Pros here, me being a Noob! i now have colletts for 6mm and 8mm bits not 1/2

saw this on Amazon, but the reviews are rubbish, but this is what im looking for:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/WSOOX-Woodworking-Cutter-Tool-Straight/dp/B07TZ2Y9V9?th=1

but taking all the advise that everyone has given me I need to buy a 1/2 collet router so i can use over 30mm guided bits

thanks for all the help  :)
« Last Edit: May 17, 2021, 02:39 PM by Pastie4604 »


Online squall_line

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Re: FESTOOL 576200 OF1010 EQ ROUTER 1/4 to 1/2 collet adapter?
« Reply #20 on: May 17, 2021, 03:19 PM »
Three people told you not to do that.

I think he (or she, I suppose?) has come to the understanding that they need a true router with a native 1/2" collet.  I read this sentence a little bit quickly myself, but on second reading that's where it looks like usernumber1 is coming from (unless that was part of the edit).

but taking all the advise that everyone has given me I need to buy a 1/2 collet router so i can use over 30mm guided bits

Offline Pastie4604

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Re: FESTOOL 576200 OF1010 EQ ROUTER 1/4 to 1/2 collet adapter?
« Reply #21 on: May 17, 2021, 03:23 PM »
Ok thanks, I’m (he) going to order the long 1/4 guided bit as that is exactly what I’m looking for, so thanks for the link as that saves me buying another router.

Offline usernumber1

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Re: FESTOOL 576200 OF1010 EQ ROUTER 1/4 to 1/2 collet adapter?
« Reply #22 on: May 17, 2021, 03:25 PM »
oh you're right, i didn't read the word 'router'. thanks for the correction

there still exists a solution for the 1010 with 1/4 you just gotta spend for the good bits. they can reach the 30mm requirement without buying another router. just mind the flex and be gentle!

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Re: FESTOOL 576200 OF1010 EQ ROUTER 1/4 to 1/2 collet adapter?
« Reply #23 on: May 17, 2021, 03:32 PM »
And buy 8mm shank when you can.

Offline guybo

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Re: FESTOOL 576200 OF1010 EQ ROUTER 1/4 to 1/2 collet adapter?
« Reply #24 on: May 17, 2021, 03:41 PM »
Hi, here is a view of 8mm vs 1/4 ,take jeffs advice 8mm will do you right. the one on the left is 20x30mm. good luck guy

Offline Pastie4604

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Re: FESTOOL 576200 OF1010 EQ ROUTER 1/4 to 1/2 collet adapter?
« Reply #25 on: May 17, 2021, 03:48 PM »
Thanks guys makes sense

Offline pixelated

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Re: FESTOOL 576200 OF1010 EQ ROUTER 1/4 to 1/2 collet adapter?
« Reply #26 on: May 17, 2021, 04:09 PM »
8mm shanks look small compared to 1/2 inch, but they are nicely big compared to 1/4 inch.

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Re: FESTOOL 576200 OF1010 EQ ROUTER 1/4 to 1/2 collet adapter?
« Reply #27 on: May 17, 2021, 05:24 PM »
And buy 8mm shank when you can.

Yes^^^

I always buy 8mm shank bits when I can get them. It's a bit tricky in the US, but Amazon UK has them and will ship them here.
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Offline guybo

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Re: FESTOOL 576200 OF1010 EQ ROUTER 1/4 to 1/2 collet adapter?
« Reply #28 on: May 17, 2021, 05:36 PM »
Lee valley has a nice selection of 8mm shank bits. guy "@Crazyraceguy"

Offline Cheese

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Re: FESTOOL 576200 OF1010 EQ ROUTER 1/4 to 1/2 collet adapter?
« Reply #29 on: May 17, 2021, 08:24 PM »
CMT offers 8 mm router bits with replaceable knives. That could be the charm if you do lots of decks. Just stock up on the inserts and swap them out when dull. The inserts are also 2 sided so you just flip them around for double the cutting edges.

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