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I have a Bosch 1617EV Router motor in Bosch Plunge Router. I want to use a 5/32 drill on it, but the collet is too big. Do they make collets this small?

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No. Maybe you should use a dremel. But..wait I have to ask.
What in the wide wide world of sports are you doing anyway??
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I have a Bosch 1617EV Router motor in Bosch Plunge Router. I want to use a 5/32 drill on it, but the collet is too big. Do they make collets this small?

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No, but they make a 5/32" plunge router bit.
http://www.mlcswoodworking.com/shops.../bt_solid.html

Do the same job.

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As others have mentioned, the smallest collet I have seen are 1/4in dia.

If you need to drill into something, why not just use a cordless drill.

If you need to rout a groove, a drill bit will not work. The typical drill bit does not cut on the side.

If you want to rout a groove, the 5/32in router bit jschaben linked is the way to go. Slow feed rate. The smaller bits are easier to break.
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Perpendicular Holes !

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As others have mentioned, the smallest collet I have seen are 1/4in dia.

If you need to drill into something, why not just use a cordless drill.

If you need to rout a groove, a drill bit will not work. The typical drill bit does not cut on the side.

If you want to rout a groove, the 5/32in router bit jschaben linked is the way to go. Slow feed rate. The smaller bits are easier to break.
I'm a fanatic for accuracy. I can't drill a perpendicular hole to save my life. It always comes out crooked. So I guess my question is answered. Use a 5/32 router bit to drill a hole. I'm only building a work bench table, but I hate doing something almost as good when I can make it perfect.

Thanks for all the responses,

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Dremel ?

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No. Maybe you should use a dremel. But..wait I have to ask.
What in the wide wide world of sports are you doing anyway??
Making a work bench. I'm an structural design engineer. I can't help myself. It's got to be dead on.

I hardly use a Dremel except for very delicate grinding or cutting. Not much power for going through 2x4s.

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Good idea.

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No, but they make a 5/32" plunge router bit.
http://www.mlcswoodworking.com/shops.../bt_solid.html

Do the same job.
I might have a bit this size. If not, I'm heading down to Home Depot to get one. If my drill press wasn't in storage and I wasn't living in an apartment, I would use my drill press.


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Funny signature quote.

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No. Maybe you should use a dremel. But..wait I have to ask.
What in the wide wide world of sports are you doing anyway??
I had to laugh at your signature quote.

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