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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-12-2005, 05:39 PM Thread Starter
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tring to remove bits from collet after usin, i, have to hit bit to remove same.
watching rickand bob, on tv they don`t seem to have this problem
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-12-2005, 06:30 PM
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You want to make sure that your collet is clean and also the router shank doesnt have a burr on it.
I wouldn't be hitting anything, you may damage the shaft on the motor,
You didnt say what kind of router you have.
Rick and Bob are using Porter-cable routers.The shows i have seen anyways.
The Collets on the porter-cable have what they call a Auto-release collet system and it ends "frozen" bits., and it works great.
You loosen the nut with both wrenches, then you turn it with your hand and about 1/2 way you will feel it release away from the bit..The bit then slides out easily.
.IT's the only router i know that has this feature.


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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-13-2005, 12:17 PM
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I have a milwaukee router and it has the auto release. I use the two wrenchs to loosen the collet but after its loose it gets tight again near the end and I have to use the wrenches again and that is when it pops the bit loose.
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-14-2005, 09:22 AM
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most of the newer routers have the bit releasing collets.


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