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Quick-Change Musclechuck™

With just a half-turn of a hex wrench, router bits pop in and out with absolute ease.
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Musclechuck™ Quick-Change Router Chuck, Type 1 Item #: 43849
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Musclechuck™ Quick-Change Router Chuck, Type 4 Item #: 47222
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Musclechuck™ Quick-Change Router Chuck, Type 1 Item #: 43849
Oversold until 04/30/2015
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Price:
$69.99
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Musclechuck™ Quick-Change Router Chuck, Type 4 Item #: 47222
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Price:
$69.99
Each
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Total: $69.99

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Overview

One router bit change with the Musclechuck™ will have woodworkers wondering why this ingenious chuck wasn't invented along with the router. With just a half-turn of a hex wrench, router bits pop in and out with absolute ease. No more rummaging around for the right wrenches, or skinning your knuckles on the router housing. In fact, you don't even have to use the collet lock - ideal for table- or CNC-mounted routers. Not only that, but the extra reach afforded by the Musclechuck allows you to perform above-table router bit changes in seconds. Unlike many other quick-change router chucks, this one doesn't rely on a cam, so it won't damage the router bit shank, and there's n orisk of loosening over time. Available in two types for different groups of routers (see Tech Specs).

Tech Spec

Technical Details:

  • Easy installation: Musclechuck threads directly onto your router's existing spindle.
  • The Musclechuck accepts 1/2" shanks out of the box, and a 1/4" reducer(44454) is available for 1/4" shanks.
  • Chuck adds approximately 1/2" to the length of your router spindle, which makes more cutting length available when the router is mounted in a table.
  • Use an ordinary 4mm or 5/32 in hex wrench(not included) to secure the bits. A ball-ended hex wrench makes for easy above-table bit changes, and a T-handled model is ideal.
  • Type 1 Musclechuck fits Porter Cable 630, 690, 691, 693, 890, 7518, 7519, 7536,7537, 7538, 7539 only.
  • Type 4 Musclechuck fits Bosch 1613 AEVS, 1617 EVS, 1618 EVS, 1619 EVS,1400E, GOF2000, Makita 3612C.

Specifications:
  • Diameter: 1.1 inch
  • Length: 1.3 in (Approx)
  • Bore: .500 in (+.001/ -.000)
  • Weight: 2.5 oz
  • Concentricity: <.001 in
  • Material: High Quality Alloy Steel.
  • Corrosion Protection: Electroless Nickle
  • Cap Screw: 5mm Grade 8
  • Warranty: 30 day money back guarantee including shipping & handling.
  • Nut Torque Max: 12 ft-lbs.
  • Cap Screw Torque Max: 125 in-lbs.
  • Slip Torque: 435 in-lbs. (Approx)
  • Mechanical Advantage: 3.5/1 (Approx)

Reviews

Customer Reviews

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Game Changer

Dave Colburn Posted March 18, 2015
I use this with my CNC machine. I have had no problems with vibration of any kind -- just installed it and got to work. Changing bits is as simple as turning 1/4 turn to loosen, remove the old bit, insert new bit, turn 1/4 turn and I'm ready to go. It really __is__ that easy!

This has changed the way I view my CNC, as I no longer hesitate to change bits for a specialized cut. I can't think of any way to improve on it. Great product. Very solid construction. Kudos for Rockler for stocking such a great tool!



Nice product

Ernest Posted March 13, 2015
After getting a good router table, Rockler Phenolic, and the router lift (love them) it was a nuisance to change bits. Although a bit pricey the Musclechuck performs as claimed, at least so far... I only used it once as yet, but seems like it is well worth the money. I also got the 1/4" Collet reducer.

Great product

Alexander Posted August 27, 2014
Worth every penny!!

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