I'm upgrading my X-Carve to a DeWalt DWP611 spindle, but DeWalt does not make a 1/8" collet for this model. I've decided against a collet adapter, and have seen recommendations for both Elaire and Precise Bits collets on the forums.
The Elaire collets come in more sizes, are cheaper than the Precise Bits, and are prominently advertised as made in the US. However, it seems as if the Precise Bits collets are more precise.
Are the Precise Bits collets worth the extra cost? Or would their precision be lost in the inaccuracies (for lack of a better word) of the other components of my X-Carve?
I plan on doing mostly wood carving. However, I may also carve some copper clad for electronics that I put into my wood working projects, and when my soldering skills improve, might use surface mount components.