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07-04-2013 12:42 AM

Hey Everybody, I need a little help here. I wanted to use my router the other day. I haven’t used it in quite sometime.My question is the collets.Do they go all the way down the shaft until it reaches the collet neck? If so I can’t get the bit into it. If I put the bit in first and then tighten it down it goes just about 3/4 of the way in.Will it spin out of the shaft if I use it like that? I cleaned the inside shaft and sanded down anything that felt rough. I know I’m not crazy. I have a porter cable router and don’t have the problems with that.I am new at this so to me anything could be possible.Any help will be great, and thanks…..


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#1 posted 07-04-2013 12:53 AM

Remember the collet snaps into the nut on the 625—it may be a tighter than normal fit if any gunk has accumulated on the inside of that nut. Push the collet all the way into the nut until it snaps. Then put the collet/nut combination into the shaft and insert the bit, tighten down and you should be good yo go. Hope this help.

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#2 posted 07-04-2013 02:14 AM

John got you pointed in the right direction. I simply add when inserting the bit, push it all the way and back off about 1/8” before tightening

-- Bernie: It never gets hot or cold in New Hampshire, just seasonal!

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#3 posted 07-04-2013 02:53 AM

One last thing. Does the collet go all the way in the shaft to the neck? Seems very tight if it had to….

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#4 posted 07-07-2013 02:24 PM

When you screw the bit into the collet, it gets squeezed all the way down. That’s what holds the bit in place. The collet needs to be loose in order to accept the bit. No measurements needed here… like Hillbilly said – tighten down and you should be good to go.

-- Bernie: It never gets hot or cold in New Hampshire, just seasonal!

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#5 posted 07-08-2013 12:48 AM

Thanks for the help. As soon as Hillbilly said about the collet snaps into the nut. My memory returned…TRhanks again for the replies…..

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