Source for 1/4" collet for DW660?

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Camel
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Source for 1/4" collet for DW660?

Post by Camel » Thu Mar 06, 2014 1:04 pm

I need a replacement 1/4" collet for the Dewalt DW660 trim router. I see amazon has them, but they are $10 each! Anyone know of a cheaper source shipped to the US?

Also, I'm new here so, hello Shapeoko world!

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Re: Source for 1/4" collet for DW660?

Post by WillAdams » Thu Mar 06, 2014 1:27 pm

I'm afraid that's what they cost --- it's a precision bit of steel, and it's not a high-volume item (as a replacement part).

My suggestion would be to buy a second DW660 as a backup --- won't cost that much more and I'm afraid a couple of people have found that the DW660 doesn't hold up over the long haul --- though maybe someone w/ a dead unit has one to spare? Try pm'ing Improbable Construct (you'll need to post a few more messages before that is turned on for your account).
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Re: Source for 1/4" collet for DW660?

Post by cvoinescu » Thu Mar 06, 2014 1:33 pm

WillAdams wrote:(you'll need to post a few more messages before that is turned on for your account).
Or I can turn on PM for you. Which I just did. :)
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Re: Source for 1/4" collet for DW660?

Post by Camel » Fri Mar 07, 2014 12:49 pm

Yeah I figured that was the story. It just seems crazy that a replacement collet would be ~20% of the cost of a new tool! For what it's worth, amazon has the 1/8" replacement collets for a bit cheaper:

http://www.amazon.com/Dewalt-Replacemen ... 009L32RKS/


Thanks for the account upgrade cvoinescu.

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Re: Source for 1/4" collet for DW660?

Post by Camel » Sun Mar 23, 2014 8:54 pm

Just an update.

I was wandering through Lowes the other day and noticed they sell a 3 pack of collets and the nut for $10. It is RotoZip branded, but seems to be identical to the Dewalt ones... So, a slightly better deal.

http://www.lowes.com/pd_398862-353-CN1_ ... fo=RotoZip

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