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I went to a guy's house looking at a drill press, but came home with, yes ANOTHER router, router table and a case with 30 router bits. Here's my question.

The router is a Craftsman and has a 1/4" and a 1/2 collet. The 1/2 collet was lost, so I went online and ordered the 1/2" collet and nut. They sent the collet, but not the nut.
I didn't realize that the nut and the collet seem to be attached to each other (not like my Stanley or Porter Cable routers.

Is there a secret in getting them apart, or when I get the nut, to put it together? There is a little groove in the top of the collet, and it looks like it fits on a lip on the nut, but I have no idea how to get them apart or together.

Hope this made sense.
By the way, the guy wanted $75 for all of it. The router bits were unused.
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I went to a guy's house looking at a drill press, but came home with, yes ANOTHER router, router table and a case with 30 router bits. Here's my question.

The router is a Craftsman and has a 1/4" and a 1/2 collet. The 1/2 collet was lost, so I went online and ordered the 1/2" collet and nut. They sent the collet, but not the nut.
I didn't realize that the nut and the collet seem to be attached to each other (not like my Stanley or Porter Cable routers.

Is there a secret in getting them apart, or when I get the nut, to put it together? There is a little groove in the top of the collet, and it looks like it fits on a lip on the nut, but I have no idea how to get them apart or together.

Hope this made sense.
By the way, the guy wanted $75 for all of it. The router bits were unused.
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Hi. Welcome to our little corner of the 'net.

Somewhere on the router there will be a model number. If you post it here, perhaps someone can help you. Craftsman has marketed lots of different routers, from different manufacturers over the years so it's difficult to pinpoint one without a model number.

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