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Hello, well i went out and bought a freund 3.25 router and table. My question is this it came with a .25 and a .5 collect all my bits are of the .25 size. I want to know how to remove the .5 collect from the nut and install my smaller .25 collect. Any help will be well liked.

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Hello, well i went out and bought a freund 3.25 router and table. My question is this it came with a .25 and a .5 collect all my bits are of the .25 size. I want to know how to remove the .5 collect from the nut and install my smaller .25 collect. Any help will be well liked.
Hi Collin - Those should be snapped together. You should have two nuts and two collets, If not, give Freud a call. Do not try to seperate them. It can be done but is just asking for problems. You will eventually want both sizes anyway, with that size a router you will be getting some 1/2" bits. Not a question of if or when but of how soon

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wasn't how soon, I bought some bits that were .5 and when they came in the mail and i saw them, I told the wife that my little ryobi was not good enough, she asked me why and I showed her. She told me that I gess i better get a new roughter, so that is what I did.

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Hi Colin

Most of the Freud routers come with a 1/4" Adapter Bushing but some come with one nut and two inserts ,one for 1/4" and one for 1/2", take the nut to the vice open it up so the nut sits in the jaws free,take a SOFT FACE hammer and tap the insert, it will pop out and then tap in the 1/4" insert in place..
You may want to get a extra nut or two from Amazon it's quicker than getting one from Freud,, I will say I have 8 of them on hand.. can't have too many

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Not meaning any insult or offense to you but, read the manual. It will tell you how to change the collets.

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hamlin none taken. But if you would have read my post i asked about taking the .5 collet out of the nut and putting the .25 collet into the nut. My book has been read 4 times on that subject, and it talks about a sleev that slides into the collet. My router came with two collets one is a .5 and one is a .25. No were dose it say about changing the two collets out.

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Hello, well i went out and bought a freund 3.25 router and table. My question is this it came with a .25 and a .5 collect all my bits are of the .25 size. I want to know how to remove the .5 collect from the nut and install my smaller .25 collect. Any help will be well liked.
Hey Colin - after rereading your OP and the follow ups by Hamlin it occurred to me that what you think is a 1/4" Collet without a nut may be a 1/4" adapter. Does it slip into the 1/2" collet?
My freud 1700 came with both collets, well almost, one was 8mm but that's another story. Which model did you get?

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Then what you have is a 1/2" collet nut with the 1/4" sleeve reducer. Place this in the collet, place a bit in the sleeve, tighten, and you're ready to go.

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i have the model 2200. There both collets, one is a .5 and the other is a .25. They are not reducers or sleeves. I put the .5 in a vice a carfuly taped the insert out and put it beside the other. They are both the same ecept one is a .5 and the other is a .25. I carfully taped the other in till it clicked into the retaining grove, i was able to put my .25 bits into the unit. I think i will be ordering anothe nut for the other collet.

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Every other router on the planet that comes with both collets, has a nut on each of them. Why doesn't Freud supply them like that?

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