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post #11 of 18 (permalink) Old 06-11-2019, 06:46 PM
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If you remove the collet you should be able to slide the bits in without using very much force. If you do have to force them then the slits have been closed together from the normal state. I've spread them before with a thin bladed screw driver. They may not stay that way though.

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If you bottom a bit, there is no room for the collet to pull up on it, and it can't tighten correctly. Insert it, lift it up a 1/16-1/8", then tighten the collet

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If you bottom a bit, there is no room for the collet to pull up on it, and it can't tighten correctly. Insert it, lift it up a 1/16-1/8", then tighten the collet
insert the bit into the collet till it just clears the inside/bottom edge of the collet..
or to the depth mark on the shank of the bit..
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I have had some collets in which the bit froze in, even when freshly put in tighten it then loosen it and it would be froze. If this is what its doing you can tap on the shank with the wrench just below the blade and it will free up.
As mentioned don't bottom the bit in the collet.
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Have you tried replacing the collet?

I hate to say it, but we get what we pay for. Buying for price instead of quality isn’t always the most economical decision.
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Sometimes the collet can stick... even from new! try giving it a clean and adding a little oil!
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After all is said, it may simply be defective. It's NEW, take it back.
(Unless it's an online purchase...)
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I wouldn’t use any lube on it. It’s meant to be a friction fit so you don’t want anything meant to reduce friction.

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