Elu router collet problem - Router Forums
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-15-2010, 08:36 AM Thread Starter
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 2
Default Elu router collet problem

I am new to this forum. I purchased an Elu router a few years ago and have problems getting the bits out of the collet. Once they are tightened down, they are near impossible to remove. Any suggestions? Have they replaced the original collets with new ones to solve this problem?

A short intro of myself...I am 52 and married for 31 years and now have an empty nest. My goal is to build Period Furniture (Chippendale and Queen Anne) with beautiful accent carving. Carving is yet to be attempted. We live in California and love to travel back east where this furniture and the beautiful woods are readily available.
rockinrolly is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-15-2010, 11:52 PM
Forum Contributor
xplorx4's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2008
Country: United States
First Name: Jerry
Posts: 10,671

Greetings and welcome to the router forum. Thank you for joining us. This is a fairly common problem so this might be your solution.

When you loosen the collett, keep backing it off till it feels tight a second time. Now loosen it again with your wrench and if this has been your problen your bit will come right out. I don't remember how I learned this for my router, but I just did somewhere.

Wisdom: Where experience and knowledge combine and become one.

"We are all one decision away from Stupid!!"

Lamentations 3:22-23

"How often we sacrifice the permanent plans of God on the altar of immediate solutions"

I have a very good memory, just short is all.
xplorx4 is offline  
post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-16-2010, 01:03 AM
Forum Contributor
Dr.Zook's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2004
Country: United States
First Name: Dave or "Doc"
Posts: 10,715

Welcome Rolly, to the RouterForums. Nice to have you join in.

the "Doctor"

In woodworking there is no scrap, only firewood.

Dr.Zook is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-16-2010, 11:50 AM
Registered User
Mike Wingate's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2009
Country: United Kingdom
First Name: mike
Posts: 1,124
Send a message via MSN to Mike Wingate

It is the same collet system and nut on the DeWalt and the Trend routers. Loosen the nut, then loosen again to remove the bit, 2 bites of the apple are needed.
Mike Wingate is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Router Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Router Table for Incra LS Positoner completed! Michael H Table-mounted Routing 35 03-19-2015 12:40 PM
Two wrench method- one wrench router Delta6mike General Routing 68 03-26-2012 09:25 AM
Hello DPugmire New Member Introductions 5 11-08-2010 06:29 AM
Router collet nut dj92 General Routing 11 11-09-2009 02:03 PM
Homier router collet petersenj20 General Routing 21 02-05-2007 07:55 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome