As well as impacting the router cutter than can be used, the size of the collet also tends to also impact the size of the plunge router. 1/4 inch collet plunger routers tend to be smaller in size and lighter in weight than models 1/2 inch collets.
These plunge routers are useful for cutting and shaping wood, laminate, plastics and formica. One benefit of a plunge router is that you do not have to start cutting at the edge of the material.
- The key difference between plunge routers is the choice of collet which not only determines the shank size of the router cutter, it also determines the depth of cut. These plunge routers have the smaller 1/4' collet
- Some plunge routers have a single speed whereas others have variable speed settings.
- To also help you decide between plunge router - 1/4" collet