Are collets from the a DeWalt and Makita routers interchangeable with the Carbide 3D router?
NOOOOOooooooo! And many DeWalt and Makita collets are not interchangeable with their different models. Sucks…I know… After spending $75 on DeWalt collets, I changed to the Makita Router (Slower, quieter) and had to do it all over again…(buy more collets)
FYI: The No-Name Makita router that Carbide3D sells does interchange collets with the TR0700 Makita router.
As @RichCournoyer noted, collets are specific to a given device for the most part.
In addition to the manufacturer’s collets there are 3rd party collets available. We offer a set for our router, which as noted, also fits the Makita:
Another source is Elaire Corp. which makes collets for a variety of routers:
Lastly there is Precise Bits which makes ER-style collets in a variety of grades: https://www.precisebits.com/
Which raises the matter of “ER” collets:
ER Collets (DIN 6499) developed and patented by Rego-Fix in 1973, is the most widely used clamping system in the world. ER collets are now available from dozens of companies worldwide. The standard sizes are ER-8, ER-11, ER-16, ER-20, ER-25, ER-32, ER-40, ER-50. The “ER” comes from an existent “E” collet which Rego-Fix modified and appended “R” for “Rego-Fix”. The number is the cavity opening diameter in millimetres, the outside collet diameter. ER collets contract over a range of 1mm and are available in 1mm or 0.5mm steps, so a range of ER collets can hold any cylindrical shank, metric or imperial. ER collets may also be used on a lathe to hold work pieces.
The Nomad uses ER-11 collets.
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