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Rockler makes inserts that accept both 1/4" and 1/2" shanks which I found helpful!

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Lee Valley sells both plastic, and brass inserts, also.  I use them for storing the sets of custom router bits.  I bought some of each, to see which ones I liked better, but both work equally good.

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31 minutes ago, wtnhighlander said:

Niiice! Mind sharing what center to center distance you used?

1 3/8 x 1 3/8 for the half inch

1 3/8 x 1 for the quarter inch

 

 

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Just pay attention that that spacing will work for most bits, anything unusually large and you'll be banging your bits ;)

 

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Probably the only thing left to do is to get a label maker and put marks on the board to identify some of the bits by for example angle and width as in dovetail, and a few others by their features as a number do not have this info stamped on the shaft.

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9 hours ago, fcschoenthal said:

That is a great price. Too bad they're out of the 1/4" right now.

Did you glue them in? With some of these inexpensive ones that I've looked at, the bit is hard to get in and out.

The just tapped in snug. The 1/2 were looser but tight enough, probably due to drill tolerances. (I have found noticable differences between forstner bits.)

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