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Hello, I purchased a Craftsman 320.17541 router new. I can't get my 1/4/inch bits to fit in the collett. The nut may have been tightened without a bit in it. If I turn the nut/collett over the bit will fit. Advice appriciated.
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if you push the bit all the way through will it go all the way ?? If it does it should be fine. If not take it back and get another one ? If you just got it . But try the above first. Like you said the nut may have been tighten at the factory to much. If you push bit thro and wiggle it a little it will be fine. if not back it should go

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Sounds like the collet may be jammed inside the nut. Unless the Craftsman uses a different design, the collet sleeve and the nut should be separate parts.

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Some of the Crfatsman routers use a little snap ring at the top and sometime it gets jammed, push a 1/4" dowel pin in the collet from the pack side or a old used router bit have the collect and the nut off the router and tap the rod into to it..

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Hello, I purchased a Craftsman 320.17541 router new. I can't get my 1/4/inch bits to fit in the collett. The nut may have been tightened without a bit in it. If I turn the nut/collett over the bit will fit. Advice appriciated.



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