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Offline RobBob

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8mm Collet for Makita 18v Cordless Compact Router
« on: August 18, 2017, 01:40 PM »
I would love to standardize on only 8mm and 1/2" router bits.  The Toolnut youtube video about the new Makita cordless router mentions that it is 1/4" only.

However, there are some Makita 8mm collets available on eBay.  Does anyone know if they will fit the new compact cordless router?

I wonder what the Australian and European versions will come with?

« Last Edit: August 18, 2017, 01:48 PM by RobBob »

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Offline GarryMartin

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Re: 8mm Collet for Makita 18v Cordless Compact Router
« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2017, 01:53 PM »
The manual says 1/4" and 3/8".

It does look to be based on the RT0700 (at least that's the UK designation) and you can get 6mm and 8mm collets for that too. I have several Katsu trimmers that are all but identical to the RT0700 and use 8mm collets in some of them.

If you want to give it a try (or someone else does) it's Makita 763618-5 8mm Collet Cone for 3620 RT0700 RT0701 MT361 RP0900.

Offline RobBob

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Re: 8mm Collet for Makita 18v Cordless Compact Router
« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2017, 02:19 PM »
@GarryMartin
Are you sure that I only need the 8mm cone?  Does not look like it has the fingers I see on other routers.

Offline GarryMartin

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Re: 8mm Collet for Makita 18v Cordless Compact Router
« Reply #3 on: August 18, 2017, 02:38 PM »
Positive. It has one split in it which compresses the bit shaft as the nut is tightened.


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Re: 8mm Collet for Makita 18v Cordless Compact Router
« Reply #4 on: August 18, 2017, 02:56 PM »
For what it's worth, I just checked and that 8mm collet does not appear to be available in the U.S.
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Offline RobBob

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Re: 8mm Collet for Makita 18v Cordless Compact Router
« Reply #5 on: August 18, 2017, 03:01 PM »
@GarryMartin  Ok good.  Thanks Garry.  I just ordered it through eBay. 

Makita 8mm Collet Cone for 18v Makita Router
« Last Edit: August 18, 2017, 04:33 PM by RobBob »

Offline antss

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Re: 8mm Collet for Makita 18v Cordless Compact Router
« Reply #6 on: August 18, 2017, 08:53 PM »
I looked into this last year (for the corded version) and came to the conclusion that the U.S. Model had a different shaft from the EU  versions and it would not accept an 8mm collet  even if you imported one.

I did not go as far as ordering a collet to try it , as the Dewalt version will accept 8mm bit for sure.