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Forum topic by BlueLight posted 09-12-2009 10:59 PM 789 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-12-2009 10:59 PM

Topic tags/keywords: router question

I got a bit stuck in the router but got it out .. now I can’t get any to go back in. I have cleaned and lubed the collet and still no luck … any thoughts ???

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#1 posted 09-13-2009 12:53 AM

I’ve never had that problem and I don’t have a B&D, but here is an idea.

Take the collet off the router and mount it in a vise across the “hex” nut.

Then take the shank end of a 1/2” drill (or use a 1/2” drill rod and see if you can put it through the colle t from the bottom side of the collet. This might spread the fingers out so you can then put the bits in normally.

-- Joe

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#2 posted 09-13-2009 01:39 AM

Joe’s approach is good for a really stuck bit but some times you can just hit the the bit sides ways with a piece of wood will loosen it.

-- Custom furniture

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#3 posted 09-13-2009 02:43 AM

There is currently no bit in the collet. Are you saying that it is stuck in a ‘closed’ position somehow? I can try that w/o a bit in it, but carefully so as not to damage the threads

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#4 posted 09-13-2009 03:37 AM

I have a B&D router and the collet always hold the bit, which is why it’s on the shelf for the last 3 years.

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#5 posted 09-13-2009 02:20 PM

I was doing some research and I see that this unit has been discontinued. i wonder if this is part of the reason…....

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