most cutters arent available in 1/4 inch. its not about a mentality. 1/2 shanks are safer - produce a better cut - and unless youre adding a simple roundover youll need a 1/2 collet to hold the cutters that are bigger more versatile. i cant remember any of my 1/4 bits vibrating.
how do you users of 1/4 collet routers make a 3/4" stopped dado ?
with that said i love my bosch colt with only a 1/4 inch collet - i use it as my dedicated 3/16 roundover and i still use my OLD OLD craftsman 1/4" collet as my dedicated 1/8" roundover ( ive had this puppy since about 9th grade )
build it right or not at all
Last edited by bob sacamano; 04-03-2012 at 12:25 PM.