Has anyone upgraded the collet on the Makita RT0701C?

Was wondering if anyone has tried to change out the collect to maybe an ER11 type collet on the Makita? I’m thinking the current collet holder on the spindle axle is glued on as well as screwed onto the axle and maybe I can heat it up and get the collet holder off somehow? Ideas?

The angles don’t seem to work for that. Elaire Corp. makes a precision replacement available in a variety of diameters:


Be sure to match the part no. w/ the Makita part no. so as to order the right one.

Further discussion at: http://www.shapeoko.com/wiki/index.php/Spindle_Options