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I have a Craftsman router (Description Item # 00927683000 Model # 27683) that has a fixed and plunge base, I have the fixed base in my Kreg router table

Today I tried to use my wrench to loosen the nut to release my router bit but it is badly stuck. I canít even budge the nut around the collet . The router has a button that you press to engage the lock while using your wrench.

I am not sure if the Collet is damaged or if the nut has stripped the threads that attach it to the collet

I have tried using a vice grips , Wd 40, applying heat with a blow torch at the nut, vice grips, lastly I tried tapping all faces of the nut hopping to knock out what ever is preventing it from turning . I really donít want to buy a new router as I have spent a lot of money on the router table setupÖ.

Does anyone have any suggestions on loosening the nut , desperate

I have searched the internet and to be honest I have not come across a lot of answers.

Thanks guys
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I have a Craftsman router (Description Item # 00927683000 Model # 27683) that has a fixed and plunge base, I have the fixed base in my Kreg router table

Today I tried to use my wrench to loosen the nut to release my router bit but it is badly stuck. I canít even budge the nut around the collet . The router has a button that you press to engage the lock while using your wrench.

I am not sure if the Collet is damaged or if the nut has stripped the threads that attach it to the collet

I have tried using a vice grips ,
Wd 40,
applying heat with a blow torch at the nut, vice grips, lastly I tried tapping all faces of the nut hopping to knock out what ever is preventing it from turning . I really donít want to buy a new router as I have spent a lot of money on the router table setupÖ.


Does anyone have any suggestions on loosening the nut , desperate

I have searched the internet and to be honest I have not come across a lot of answers.

Thanks guys
vise grips on what???
WD40.. if you got it in the motor or bearing you just may be getting a new router...
if you got in the bearing the WD will break down/dissolve the lube in the bearing and you can pretty much guess what happens next...
see if these PDF's help...

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File Type: pdf Collet_Maintenance.pdf (86.2 KB, 48 views)
File Type: pdf Guide to Router Collets.pdf (163.0 KB, 44 views)
File Type: pdf STUCK ROUTER BITS.pdf (117.1 KB, 67 views)
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Could have happened if the bit was too far into the collet and bottomed out. This can cause the shank to deform a little bit and seize.

If the motor shaft has a flat for a wrench, and holding I there and trying to turn the collet nut loose, you may have no other option than to split the collet nut. That is tough, because the threads are usually very fine on the motor shaft.

I haven't found a replacement collet in stock for that router, you might have to check ebay.

You should be able to adapt your router table setup to accommodate just about any router


Wish I had more positive news.


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I have a Craftsman router (Description Item # 00927683000 Model # 27683) that has a fixed and plunge base, I have the fixed base in my Kreg router table

Today I tried to use my wrench to loosen the nut to release my router bit but it is badly stuck. I can’t even budge the nut around the collet . The router has a button that you press to engage the lock while using your wrench.

I am not sure if the Collet is damaged or if the nut has stripped the threads that attach it to the collet

I have tried using a vice grips , Wd 40, applying heat with a blow torch at the nut, vice grips, lastly I tried tapping all faces of the nut hopping to knock out what ever is preventing it from turning . I really don’t want to buy a new router as I have spent a lot of money on the router table setup….

Does anyone have any suggestions on loosening the nut , desperate

I have searched the internet and to be honest I have not come across a lot of answers.

Thanks guys
Have you tried procedures listed in following link?

https://www.woodmagazine.com/woodwor...ting/stuck-bit

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If the nut were stripped it would turn easily, even in the wrong direction. Make sure you are turning the right way, counterclockwise when looking down on it and lose the vise grips. They could make the problem worse. Any open end wrench the right size will work and if possible a flare nut wrench will grip it better but you have to be able to slip it around the armature below the collet and then slide it up on the nut.

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Yes it was one of the only article I found on the internet
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I have a Craftsman router (Description Item # 00927683000 Model # 27683) that has a fixed and plunge base, I have the fixed base in my Kreg router table

Today I tried to use my wrench to loosen the nut to release my router bit but it is badly stuck. I can’t even budge the nut around the collet . The router has a button that you press to engage the lock while using your wrench.

I am not sure if the Collet is damaged or if the nut has stripped the threads that attach it to the collet

I have tried using a vice grips , Wd 40, applying heat with a blow torch at the nut, vice grips, lastly I tried tapping all faces of the nut hopping to knock out what ever is preventing it from turning . I really don’t want to buy a new router as I have spent a lot of money on the router table setup….

Does anyone have any suggestions on loosening the nut , desperate

I have searched the internet and to be honest I have not come across a lot of answers.

Thanks guys
Have you tried procedures listed in following link?

https://www.woodmagazine.com/woodwor...ting/stuck-bit
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If the nut were stripped it would turn easily, even in the wrong direction. Make sure you are turning the right way, counterclockwise when looking down on it and lose the vise grips. They could make the problem worse. Any open end wrench the right size will work and if possible a flare nut wrench will grip it better but you have to be able to slip it around the armature below the collet and then slide it up on the nut.
Yes it was one of the only articles I’ve found online
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I have resigned myself to getting a new router I thinking I’m going to get the BOSCH 1617EVSPK
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I have resigned myself to getting a new router I thinking Iím going to get the BOSCH 1617EVSPK
smart move..
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Ed, since you are considering a new replacement router anyway...I would lock the shaft, then smack it with a wrench to try to loosen it.
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