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Allows you to use 1/8'' shank bits in your 1/4'' collet router.

1/4'' to 1/8'' Collet Reducer

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52553
Rating:
90% of 100
1/4'' to 1/8'' Collet Reducer
1/4'' to 1/8'' Collet Reducer

This collet reducer lets you use a wide array of 1/8'' shank router bits and cutters in any router with a standard 1/4'' collet. An 1/8'' shank is a common size on specialty ''miniature'' router bit sets, so this is the perfect accessory for highly detailed work. The compression slot provides a tight grip on the bit/cutter.

(1) 1/4'' to 1/8'' Collet Reducer
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  • Reduces standard 1/4'' router collet to 1/8''
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4.5 / 5.0
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It works great for my fine cut CNC work.
This reducer is exactly what I needed to be able to use the smaller bits in my CNC work.
August 19, 2018
Purchased
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
As described
An inexpensive solution. Came on time.
May 10, 2018
Purchased
5 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
collet reducer
just what I needed, just when I needed it.
May 1, 2018
Purchased
6 months ago
Collet reducer
Quality ; meant to last .
December 9, 2017
Purchased
11 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Works well, no runout
I put this in my CNC router to use 1/8" shank engraving bits. If you have ever engraved using a CNC, you know that even the slightest runout will ruin a small engraving. This thing works very well. I am using it in a Bosch 1617 router with the standard Bosch 1/4" collet.
August 10, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Works great
I use this in my Makita plam router on my Shapeko CNC machine. Holds my 1/8 bits without a problem.
July 31, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
.25 to .125 collet reducer
It worked great with my Dewalt 611 on my CNC.
No slipping of the bit at all. Works as advertised and is a very cost effective way to use 1/8 inch bits in you router.
July 14, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Great product! Doesn't slip at all! Highly recommended.
January 15, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Great product
Husband took this out of the box before I could wrap it. Has used it everyday since
December 18, 2016
Purchased
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Just Right For Extending the Cutter Of My DIY CNC Router
The two reducing sleeves I ordered arrived quickly, in about a week.

The sleeve has a good, tight fit on the Roland long 1/8" shaft extended 1/16" cutter that I used for my test.

There seems to be a step or a taper at the nominal "bottom" of the reducing sleeve so that a 1/8" shaft stops about 1/8" before reaching the end of the sleeve.

I'm happy with that as it probably means that in addition to the grip of the chuck transmitted through the sleeve to the endmill there is also that step holding the shaft from being pushed inside my router by pressure against my work.

The endmill and reducing sleeve combination seems to be well centered--I don't notice any vibration like I've seen in previous experience with off center bits, and the cutting is as clean as I've come to expect from my machine.

The small projects I'm currently creating are perfect for this tool and sleeve combination. I can cut small text sections about 0.10" deep in one pass with the tiny cutter and then make several deeper passes around the text block to cut it 0.36" deep and remove the part from my soft pine sheet.
June 27, 2016
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
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Why did you choose this?
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Needed for DW611 router in CNC machine.
Frank Stefancic O on Sep 26, 2018
Because my tool only came with a 1/4" and my bit was 1/8"
Brian C on Jul 5, 2018
Needed for DW611 router in CNC machine.
Frank Stefancic O on Sep 26, 2018
These allow me to use very fine bits in my CNC router. These are very hard to find locally and when you need them, you need them. Thanks Rockler for stocking these.
Paul M on Aug 9, 2018
Because my tool only came with a 1/4" and my bit was 1/8"
Brian C on Jul 5, 2018
CNC machine a 1/32 groove .375 deep.
using a BOSCH router.
The Bushing appears Ground in the photo...that's what I'm hoping for.
Cannot have runout --
Rusty S on Jul 1, 2018
I chose this Collet Reduced because it is exactly
the tooling I needed.
Robert S on Jun 20, 2018
adapt bits for my Pirahna CNC
RUSS H on May 23, 2018
FASTER TO BUY ONLINE, THEN TO LOOK FOR ONE
Gerald F on May 2, 2018
same
Robert T on Apr 22, 2018
Needed it for CNC
George F on Apr 19, 2018
needed it
Terry T on Apr 18, 2018
To use 1/8 bits in router
thomas g on Apr 17, 2018
recommended by your chat service
John R. Duncan, J on Apr 9, 2018
Need to be able to run 1/8" bits in 1/4" router.
Stuart H on Apr 2, 2018
to run 1/8" router bits in my 1/4" collet on my cnc router
Eric M on Mar 23, 2018
To use smaller diameter bits for closer inside corner diameters
Rick W on Feb 9, 2018
found it on the wed, was looking for one
Carl T on Feb 6, 2018
Would like to do router inlay with a 1/16" Dremel bit, but still need to use my router with template bushings. The problem is there are no template bushings for Dremel that allow smalller detail work.
Ed S on Sep 10, 2017
for using specialty 1/8 shank router bits
Paul A on Jul 1, 2017
fit small bits
Gary R on Mar 11, 2017
bought a 1/8" carving bit for my router and wasn't paying attention to the bit size while ordering. this will allow my to place the bit into a 1/4" collet.
Robert F on Mar 5, 2017
This reducer enables a 1/8" tile cutter bit to be used with the DeWalt plunge router.
Len G on Jan 3, 2017
for trim router didn't have one. :)
cory a on Dec 26, 2016
Gifts
Lydia T on Nov 26, 2016
I needed the reducer to fit 1/8 inch shank bits I have
Allyn B on Nov 18, 2016
Only quality adapter I found on line.
Tom T on Nov 10, 2016
CNC machine. Router is 1/4", smaller bits are 1/8"
Gerardo H on Oct 26, 2016
I have some bits that are 1/8 shafts and have been wrapping tape around bits.
Kenneth on Oct 15, 2016
I like to set up 2 routers when doing dovetails so I don't have to re-set depth
Albert F on Aug 22, 2016
I built a CNC router kit in 2011-12 and now I want to try some 1/8 inch end mills. Rockler was the only place on the web where I have found the necessary part to make this happen. Thanks, folks!
COLIN K on May 29, 2016
Because I could not find a 1/8 collet for a Porter Cable Router
Gerald H on May 11, 2016
To use router to use Dremel cutters
William R on Apr 14, 2016
so i can use chainsaw sharpening stones in my die grinder
don m on Apr 2, 2016
I made a CNC machine that utilizes a Dewalt DWP 611 as a spindle - and it is made for 1/4" bits but I lose details in carvings and sometimes 1/4" radius is not suitable
Paul B on Apr 1, 2016
I often need to work with RotoZip and/or Dremel bits in a more stable tool. I am hoping that this will help.
Jack M on Mar 9, 2016
Using a Porter Cable router on my CNC Shark and the router does not offer a 1/8" collet
Corey B on Feb 8, 2016
To save time changing out collets.
James M on Dec 21, 2015
For my SHAPEAKO 3 CNC that has a Dewalt 611 palm router to use 1/8th bits.
Kenneth D on Dec 16, 2015
running 1/8 dia. .023 router bit needed a collet reducer to proceed
Jeff L on Dec 13, 2015
Because I need it!!
Craig L on Nov 11, 2015
Will allow me to use the smaller bits in my CNC work for fine details. This will also cut costs as well.
Mark J on May 12, 2015
in order to achieve greater detail with my CNC
Steven R on Apr 7, 2015
These allow me to use very fine bits in my CNC router. These are very hard to find locally and when you need them, you need them. Thanks Rockler for stocking these.
Paul M on Aug 9, 2018
CNC machine a 1/32 groove .375 deep.
using a BOSCH router.
The Bushing appears Ground in the photo...that's what I'm hoping for.
Cannot have runout --
Rusty S on Jul 1, 2018
Will this work for a Dewalt DWP-611 router ?
David P on Jul 20, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Yes. Any router with a 1/4" collet should be able to use this.
i have this 30 year old black and decker (not labeled DeWalt) 1/4 inch router with a nut to tighten the collet. The factory collet is shaped almost like a diamond and its only about 1/4 inch long.
Is this reducer tapered to supply the squeezing pressure to hold the bit ? I ask because it looks pretty long and also looks straight.
William V on Apr 13, 2017
BEST ANSWER: There is no taper on the reducer, the bit is held by the squeezing pressure supplied by the collet. So you would need a 1" deep, 1/4" round collet for your reducer, otherwise the runout will become a problem. Your best bet would be to buy the right collet for your router.