Once the Musclechuck™ assembly has been installed on the router, it will enable the cutters to be exchanged with extreme ease. The Musclechuck™ assembly gives you easy access when changing cutters and eliminates the cumbersome use of wrenches. Along with its superior grip, it also gives you some extra length when using router plates (approx. 1/2") or a router table so the full length of the cutter can be used. Consequently, because of its extreme ease of use, no more dropped or damaged cutters or frustration will result when changing tools. The body of the new Musclechuck™ assembly is slotted in such a way that allows the tool shank to be held circumfrentially, when the cap screw is tightened. In the past, most quick-change chucks relied on one or more cams to retain the tool shank. However, the Musclechuck™ assembly doesn't contain a cam and because of it's superior holding capacity, larger cutters can be held more securely without damaging the shank of the tool.
Length: 1.3 in (Approx)
Bore: .500 in (+.001/ -.000)
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)
Certifications: (1) All materials and processes certified to aircraft standards.
and are available upon request.
(2) Each Musclechuck™ assembly is measured and tested for compliance.
QUESTIONS & ANSWERSAsk a Question
Can I use the collets other than the musclechuck collets?
We assume that you mean a collet reducer. If so, it may be possible to use another brand, but the ones made for the MuscleChuck are precision versions certified to aircraft standards. If you are using a generic reducer, we recommend that you use one with the "top hat" style to facilitate removal.
How do I use 1/4" bit with your collets?
There are several adapters for the MuscleChuck to fit whatever sized bit you would like to use ranging from 1/8" to 12mm.
Do they make one for a Porter Cable 5182? Thanks Larry
If you check the MuscleChuck™ Compatibility Chart https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0804/2313/files/MuscleChuckChart.pdf?896726551100019831 you will see that it is a Type 1.