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10-09-2009 04:24 PM

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i have an Elu router that I bought in Canada about 20 years ago, a great router, going strong.
but I have a problem. Every time I go to change the bit, I must hammer at the collett to change the bit.
i don’t like hammering at the colllett. Does anyone have a suggestion?
Here’s hoping.

-- Jamsie

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#1 posted 10-09-2009 04:33 PM

all router bits are not created equall.

perhaps compressed air to blow out the collet, or maybe emery paper and sand it by wrapping it around a dowel… can unscrew the entire collet and clean it?

I have the same router, about the same age and have not had this problem

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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#2 posted 10-09-2009 10:10 PM

Hi roman,
I might try he emery paper, and yes, I can unscrew the entire collet, so I’ll try the compressed air.
Watch this space!

-- Jamsie

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#3 posted 10-12-2009 02:54 PM

You’re right, roman. Keep it clean!

-- Jamsie

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#4 posted 10-14-2009 05:16 AM

a replacement collet.

-- Custom furniture

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#5 posted 10-26-2009 08:21 PM

I have that router and the same problem, if you find the answer please let me know. I hate not using a great tool. thanks

-- Bill Merritt -Augusta Ga. woodworker

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#6 posted 10-26-2009 10:49 PM

See above Bill!

-- Jamsie

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