A friend of mine stopped by the other day and he we wanted to try out the new raised panel router bit, we were going to try a few light passes before the final pass, the bit is Freud Quadra Bit, nice bit. Well anyways plugged everything after everything was secured, bit was tightened in collet. I then started the router up and all of sudden I heard a noise, went to power off the switch and before you know it the bit had worked itself out of the collet and went flying across the room, bounced on the floor a couple of times, The good news was neither of us got hurt, the bit never touched the fence or the table, just made a small scratch on the inside of the plate. So the next time you tightened those bits down make sure you take a good look.
This was the first time this ever happened to me. It happened so fast, I count my blessings…....
-- Mike, VT