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Just bought a trend T11 and seem to have a problem with the collet, the collet is already fitted in the locking nut, when I fit a cutter and tighten the nut it just won't hold, I can simply remove the cutter with minimal effort. The nut seems to be going all the way to the end of the thread. I would call Trend but need to use the router over the weekend.

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Make sure the collet its the right one for the bits shank size. I think that router is fitted with a 1/2 inch collet. Are you using 1/2 inch bits ?
Remove the collet and slip a bit into it. Does it fit snug or is it loose as a goose ?
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It is a 1/2 inch collet and a 1/2 inch bit, the bit fits but not very snug, I would guess there is .5mm play, the collate is just not closing when I tighten the nut
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Gareth,
It sounds like you have a 1/2" collet (12,7mm), are you sure that the bit is 1/2".
About 0.5mm play is very close to 0.7mm which is the difference between the metric and imperial collets.

I have a T11 with a 1/2" collet and it grips 1/2" bit perfectly, I have a reducer sleeve for 12mm bits.

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there is a specal locking thread with the t 11 it tightens up so if you think its tight it isnt you then have to tighten some more its the same with loosening i throught ide cross threaded it but that is the safty way that trend work
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Gareth,
It sounds like you have a 1/2" collet (12,7mm), are you sure that the bit is 1/2".
About 0.5mm play is very close to 0.7mm which is the difference between the metric and imperial collets.

I have a T11 with a 1/2" collet and it grips 1/2" bit perfectly, I have a reducer sleeve for 12mm bits.
Thanks, this is the problem, the cutter is 12mm, will have to order a new collet. I assumed it was 1/2 inch.
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IIf You haven't used it yet, return it for the 1/2 in. bit

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Thanks, this is the problem, the cutter is 12mm, will have to order a new collet. I assumed it was 1/2 inch.
Trend do a reducer sleeve 1/2" to 12mm for about a ten worth it if you can't swap the bit.

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Thanks, I have used the bit before with my old router so returning it is not an option. Will see if I can find a reducer
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Trend no longer have them on their website(s).
I have found another supplier but they are German.
- www.sautershop.de

If you can't find one in the UK give me a shout and we'll sort it out for you.

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