Collet Nut Stuck
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.