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post #1 of 4 Old 11-13-2015, 08:42 PM Thread Starter
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Has anyone used the Router Technologies EX 2080 Xtreme Xtension Professional Router B

http://www.amazon.com/Router-Technol...+router+collet

I have a Skil 1830 (inexpensive) router in a Bosch RA 1171 bench top router table (http://www.amazon.com/Bosch-RA1171-C.../dp/B000H14DLY). While I know it is not the best router and table, it works okay for me at this time. However, it is a pain to change the bits as you have to hold in a push lever and then use a wrench and it is difficult to reach. If this would work with my current router and table, it would be much easier. So, if you have any experience I would like to hear about it. While I wouldn't mind a nicer router and table I don't have the money for that at this time. Saving up for some Festools.
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Id pass myself. Not because ive used the adaptor you linked, mind you, but because adding the adaptor introduces an additional potential point of failure. what i mean by that is by using an adaptor like that, youre increasing the chance that something pops loose during the cut, as well as potentially magnifying any runout in the router itself, as well as adding whatever runout there is in the adaptor.

Unless you really, absolutely have to be able to change the bits a little easier id pass. Thats just me though, i could be wrong on all points i raised, i just dont trust any product that claims to make an already pretty simple task easier. Its the reason i dont get along well with electric can openers

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That is certainly a good point about the electric can opener.
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From the reviews I have read at Amazon most people are happy with it, however I also read it is not a collet chuck but a lock that tightens the shank against the opposite side from the Allen fitting. Unless the shank on your bit is an exact fit the bit will spin off center. This is from the reviews so take it for what it is worth.

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