router armature

  • Advertise with us

« back to Power Tools, Hardware and Accessories forum

Forum topic by moobeast posted 08-23-2013 02:19 AM 832 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
View moobeast's profile


2 posts in 1528 days

08-23-2013 02:19 AM

The collet nut on my Dewalt 625 plunge router got cross threaded on the armature; armature threads are messed up some, collet nut threads are fine. Anyone ever use a die to fix something like this? A new armature is over a hundred bucks, I don’t use this router very often. Would anyone know what size these threads are? Thanks.

5 replies so far

View JustJoe's profile


1554 posts in 1457 days

#1 posted 08-23-2013 02:07 PM

Well that’s a big pot of suckiness. I don’t know the size, but I know that bigger dies are harder to find than normal small bolt sizes. You might try and find a thread chaser or restoring file .

Good Luck.

-- This Ad Space For Sale! Your Ad Here! Reach a targeted audience! Affordable Rates, easy financing! Contact an ad represenative today at JustJoe's Advertising Consortium.

View ChrisK's profile


1794 posts in 2500 days

#2 posted 08-23-2013 02:23 PM

Found this link from another forum for the same problem:

The thread may be metric, you an use a caliper to measure the pitch. It is a fine thread and a die will be pricy. Try thread file to file away the damaged ares between the threads.

-- Chris K

View BBF's profile


142 posts in 1257 days

#3 posted 08-23-2013 03:04 PM

I would just use some needle files.

-- I've never been disappointed buying quality but I have been disappointed buying good enough.

View Loren's profile


8158 posts in 3066 days

#4 posted 08-23-2013 04:20 PM

I’d file it. Easier to do than you think. You may want to
buy some little files if you don’t have them. They come
in useful in other ways. I am sure that’s a metric tool
as it’s from Italy/Switzerland.

View Bluepine38's profile


3336 posts in 2504 days

#5 posted 08-23-2013 05:05 PM

If it is just a small area, a small triangular file can do it, but if it is a larger area, I have always had better luck
with the thread files, they tend to set in the tool box a lot, but when needed, they are great to have.

-- As ever, Gus-the 77 yr young apprentice carpenter

Have your say...

You must be signed in to reply.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics