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Thread: 1/8 collet for the porter cable 890

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    Default 1/8 collet for the porter cable 890

    Precise bits no longer supports the 890 series and I could really use a 1/8 th collet are there any options out there. I'm a little hesitant to use adapter sleeves. Thanks

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    Default MLCS adapterrs

    I have had no problem with these

    http://www.mlcswoodworking.com/shops...ollet+adapters

    I use a bit of Locktite blue on the 1/8 inch bits.
    The decimal point seems to be the most important on the z axis... x & y not so much....
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    The collets from PB work fine on that router, call up or email the guy.

    I saw what is written on his site, more of a caveat than anything.

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    The issue is that the chuck appears to have changed on newer 890 routers. They don't have enough threads to get more than about a half turn on the nut. If you have an older one it shouldn't be an issue.

    For obvious reasons I will not comment on the other products mentioned as I am biased. Just wanted to clear up any confusion.

    Please let me know if there is anything I can help with.
    John Torrez
    Think & Tinker / PreciseBits

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