I weakened and bought a cheaper router than I should have,
thinking to fit it to a pin router frame I'm making. I know
I shouldn't have, so don't lecture me. It's a 1600W type
with 1/2" and 1/4" collets, rebranded Ozito from an Asian
mfgr (sold in Australia).
Anyhow, when I unpacked it and fitted a bit to the 1/2"
collet, I thought it seemed not to want to remain eccentric
as the collet was tightened. After 5 or 6 goes, measuring
the eccentricity with a digital vernier, I couldn't get it
less than 0.4mm...!!! unbelievable... it's all packed up in
the box unused, ready to go back to the shop tomorrow or the
What's the point of using a collet chuck if not to get a
perfectly tight concentric grip? I mean, if I want a 5mm
slot, and I get one that's 5.2 *at best*
, the tool is simply
not of merchantable quality - and that's exactly what I'm
going to tell them... sigh. Occasional satisfaction with a
cheap brand has made me careless :-).
Does anyone want to tell me there's a ready source of quality
collets that might fit this otherwise well-featured machine?