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    What broke? The chuck just flew off. That's to be expected. Some JB Weld-It can fix that right up.

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    The start of your build looked reasonable but I knew what was coming as soon as I saw that drill chuck being attached, not meant for side forces thats why all routers use collets. A classic case of enthusiasm getting the better of judgment but I am sure some of us have visited that place.
    Thanks for posting that warning lesson to think more before you leap.

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    I have a RotoZip tool that has a factory 3 jaw chuck on it. They're 30,000 RPM so as fast as most routers go. Dremel makes a 3 jaw chuck for their rotary tool too and it works. Collets can be made a lot lighter than 3 jaw chucks can be and theoretically they have a better grip. We all know what Yogi said about theory and practice though. All of this did get me thinking about a spindle for my CNC machine. I don't want to shell out for what a water cooled spindle costs. But I'd probably run an ER16 collet on it.

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    After a test I did I came to the conclusion that the converter was broken because it was very thin about 6mm and it was broken just in connection with the wheel

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    You mean the adapter was damaged?

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    What is broken is the axis of the engine
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    Oh you mean the motor shaft? The bit that sticks out of a motor and spins is the shaft. Though it does rotate on an axis I suppose. That's bad if it broke. The chuck must have really been out of balance.

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    Yes, probably everything was balanced by the time I touched the tree


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    You are right about that. Touching the tool to the wood may have balanced it good for you.

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