Problem with Craftsman router collet
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.