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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-13-2017, 03:09 AM Thread Starter
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Hi I need some help.
I have a collet stuck in my router (ELUMOF177e) with a broken cutter protruding 10mm from it.
The lock nut is not attached to the router. It is possible to put a nut over the cutter and attach to the router thread which could assist in removal of the collet, however I have no idea of the thread size. Any ideas are welcome.
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I would think that the router bit was installed to deep. In other words the bit is touching the bottom of the collet. I would put a good penetrating oil on there and let it set over night. The next day wearing safety glasses try knocking the bit down. It would only have to move a little to free it up.

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see if any of this helps...
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Lay the router on it's side and tap on the broken shaft with wrench or heavy screwdriver or something like those and keep rotating the arbor as you do it. It should loosen up within at least a few minutes.
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Nothing for me to say here, you guys have said it. N
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Newton's Third Law of Motion...for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction...

Try putting a deep socket over the broken bit (not touching) but still fitting squarely to the edge of the router shaft...then tap the back of the socket sharply...this will try to drive the router away from the bit and the bit towards the hammer...


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To be honest, I have no idea of it.
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