8mm router bit needed

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  1. jadedsoul

    jadedsoul Tele-Holic

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    Hi chapps...
    Iv got my self into a bit of a pickle here in the uk. i bought a usa router of the bay. cant seem to find the bits i need fir it. i was wondering if anybody has a 8 mm shank for routing out pickup holes. it will save me having to pay crazy uk prices for a 8mm shank bit. the usual size are 6 mm and 12mm... my 12 mm router seized up on me so now im left with this mckellar. if you can sell em an old bit please msg me. Hope im not breaking the rules here. if i am, sorry chapps and just delete the thread :eek: Im also looking for a set of binding bearings and rebate bit for standard size ric size binding. Thanks guys,
     
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    Nick JD Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    Most routers for the non-USA market come with a few collets. I have one that came with a 1/4" collet, but also a 6mm and an 8mm.

    Check to see if your router can insert other collets.
     
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    The european market has 8mm bits - ELU is one company. Try Ebay UK too

    Yoy could also try Wealden Tools - some guitar builders use their bits over Trend.
     
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    ELU was merged by Dewalt and some of the gray ELU router have been carried over to Dewalt's portfolio and are now yellow. My old German ELU router is now equipped with a Dewalt 1/4 inch collet as long term that was way more cost efficient than buying 8mm shank router bits in the USA
     
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    cheers guys.. yes there is a collet fixture inside. so you can add others.. i just cant figure out what size i need to buy. im guessing its starting at 6 and has a 8 mm collet init.. ill post some pics up to show you guys tomorrow. cheers for your input and time, always helpfull u chaps ;)
     
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