Model #13517508 Craftsman router

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Q:

router(13517508) with a 1/4 shank compacity.

A:

Thank you for your question.

I can understand wanting to convert your 1/4 collet router to a 1/2 inch collet since you are installing the Router in a table.

I am sorry but there is not a 1/4 to 1/2 inch collet adapter, because the shank on the motor spindle is too small to accommodate a 1/2 in shank bit.

You can go the other way if you have a 1/2 router.

I have not found an adapter to do this and I would be concerned for safety reasons that the 1/4 shank could not take the stress of a 1/2 inch bit. You do not want that bit coming out of the router collet at 20000+ RPM.

Most all routers will fit that table you have.

I would measure the mounting support holes and then go shopping for a 1/2 router. Do not pick a plunge router because they have a much different base.

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Sam A -
Sears Technician
March 07, 2011
Q:

Craftsman Router Model # 13517508 - Collet Chuck Shaft is loose and wobbles - How to fix or what to replace

A:

Thank you for your question on the loose collet adapter on the Craftsman router.

It sounds like the collet adapter is loose in the motor armature shaft.

Unfortunately, it will require that you split the case on the router to be able to tighten it up to the motor shaft.

You will need to remove the motor unit from the base assembly and then remove the screws in the upper housing to split the case to be able to hold the motor shaft to tighten the collet adapter.

I hope this will help you and please let me know how it went.

Sam A.

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Sam A -
Sears Technician
March 22, 2012
Q:

install replacement collet craftsman router 13517508 how do i get the bottom nut loose from the motor shaft?

A:

Thank you for your question on the removal of the collet assembly for installing a replacement collet.

This model does not have a flat spot on the armature shank to hold while you remove the collet.

I would suggest that you fit an adjustable wrench onto the collet and hold the end of the armature over the end of the work bench and with a hammer or mallet give the wrench a quick tap to see if you can unthread the collet off the armature shaft.

If that does not work, you will need to remove the armature from the field housing so you can hold the armature while you remove the collet from the armature shaft.

Sam A.

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Sam A -
Sears Technician
October 02, 2012