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Ive got a kenzo router and the router bits do not fit . ive got quarter inche cutters and when the collet is done up tight the cuters are still not tight. its not a half inch router as ive measured it. any ideas please ? thanks very much. neil.

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Your router bits must have a 6mm shaft, whereas your router with the collet closes down on a 1/4" or 6.4mm shaft. You will need to get a metric collet for your router spindle, or get a new set of 1/4" bits

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