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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-15-2010, 08:36 AM Thread Starter
 
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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?

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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.

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




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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.
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