These 1/2", 3/8", and 1/4" collets allow routers to accept 1/2", 3/8", and 1/4" shank bits, respectively. Each works great as a replacement part or an accessory adapter to expand a router's versatility. Quality construction and auto-release capability ensure optimal operation. All three models fit Porter Cable 690 Series routers as well as Porter Cable 7529, 7518, 7519, 7538, 7537, and 890 routers.All three models offer auto-release functionality. The collet is held captive in the collet nut, causing the collet to automatically release from the arbor as the nut is loosened. The router bit, collet, and collet nut are removed as a unit to prevent "frozen" or stuck router bits.
It's one of the most popular tools in a woodworking shop “ and for good reason! The router is a versatile tool that can be put to use duplicating part shapes, adding decorative profiles and shadow lines and creating a variety of joinery, from half-blind dovetails to box joints.We've compiled some great information about using your router, and picking out the right bits “ plus many great projects to build with the help of this handy tool! You'll learn all about Router Bits: Cost, Quality, Value, how to make Box Joints on the Router Table, and about Avoiding Router Tearout. Build a Simple Dresser, Router-Made Picture Frames, an Outdoor Storage Chest and a Full-Size Mirror. You can even learn how to Rout Butterfly Keys. You'll find all this and more in the Winter 2015 Router Projects and Techniques publication from Woodworker's Journal.
When used on your EZSmart Guide Rail, the Super Smart Routing Kit lets you make perfectly straight cuts along two axes-X and Y-and is also adjustable along the vertical Z axis. Cut straight, uniform fluted columns, long, clean dado cuts, precise sliding dovetails, repeatable mortise and tenon joints, even sweeping arcs, all while securely straddling your precision guide rail. The Super Smart Routing Kit guides your router parallel to the track (the X-axis) and can accept optional limit stops for repeat work. The same applies for work perpendicular to the track (the Y-axis), where the Routing Kit employs it's own section of track to guide the router. The height of the router (Z-axis) is also adjustable, enabling the operator to rout in multiple planes. Made in USA. Unique track width adjustment allows this tool to work with multiple track saw systems!Now compatible with Makita Track Saw SystemsRouter and EZ Guide Rail are sold separately.Control the router as you move in any axis, along with precision, versatility, and safety in a new patented designCut flutes, rabbets, dados, and mortises with smooth-sliding ease
Getting a look of sophistication can sometimes be simpler than you ever imagined. The distinctive lines of this bed frame were achieved using basic joinery and one primary tool, the router. We've combined styles here as well as two wood species to add even more flair to this project.