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DonJ

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08-07-2009 11:31 PM

I haven’t used this router in a while and was going to put in a 1/2” spiral bit in. It wouldn’t fit in the collit, so I took the collet nut off and thought I would try to pull the collet out to relieve any stress. I’ve been unsuccessful in removing the 1/2” collet. I know this is a “double clutch” system (don’t know what to properly call it) where you un-loosen the collet nut, it sticks again, and you continue to un-loosen until you can remove the router bit. I don’t know how, but it appears the collet is stuck in between the two loosenings??? Any suggestions? Thanks

-- Don, San Antonio, TX


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Kindlingmaker

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#1 posted 08-07-2009 11:56 PM

You most likely don’t want to hear this one… WD-40 and brute force. (After working the nut back and forth with the WD-40)

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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DonJ

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#2 posted 08-08-2009 12:14 AM

Well, I did get the collet out, but still can’t get a router bit in the collet. It must have gotten sprung (sp?). Any ideas about resetting the collet, or am I going to have to order a new one? Thanks,

-- Don, San Antonio, TX

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#3 posted 08-08-2009 12:48 AM

I would recommend a new collett….nothing is worse than having a bit get loose. There are too many horror stories to tell on that accord (broken bit, destroyed project are the lower side of the spectrum – Injuries are on the other end)....and a collett is not that expensive.

Just call me over cautious…

-- Woodworking.....My small slice of heaven!

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jerryz

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#4 posted 08-08-2009 01:31 AM

Well obviously your colett suffered some permanent deformation as a result of being forced to stay in a constricted form well beyond it’s normal shape.
The colett is made of springy steel and even if you could attempt to restore it to it’s normal shape I don’t recommend it. Get a new colett. You don’t want to break when it’s spinning at 20k rpm
Be safe….

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#5 posted 01-13-2010 03:55 AM

this just helped me. I have to get the collet out now.

-- Edward

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PurpLev

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#6 posted 01-13-2010 04:13 AM

I’ll join the ‘get new collet’ choir… it’s fairly simple, and the safest route.

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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sh2005

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#7 posted 01-13-2010 03:33 PM

I purchased what I now think is a returned/reconditioned Hitachi KM12VC router from online (even though the website didn’t mention anything, but it was cheaper) and the 1/2” collet wouldn’t accept bits without a lot of fuss. Bits wouldn’t go in smoothly. After I pushed it in, it would work but after removing the bit, I would see scratches all over the bit’s shank. The tolerances on the collets are so tight that I figured I wouldn’t be to restore it to its original form. I got a new one.

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