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My small Bosch trimmer router has a habit of destroying the collet chuck more often than I'd like. Buying a replacement takes up to a couple weeks and costs about $11.00.
I found that by taking the four pieces of the chuck , taping them to a 1/4 " rod and slipping a #6,x 1/16 " "O" ring over it to hold it together and then putting it back in the tool and fixing the nut onto the shaft I could remove the rod and tape then use the tool again ! The "O" ring cost $.69.
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Hi Dennis,

that sounds like a band-aid fix to me, especially when you consider the speed that thing is moving.

have you been able to find out why the trimmer is destroying the chuck...I would give that a high priority.

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I wrote a reply but can't find it. I also made a steel split cone to replace the delicate one Bosch supplies. Dennis
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My small Bosch trimmer router has a habit of destroying the collet chuck more often than I'd like. Buying a replacement takes up to a couple weeks and costs about $11.00.
I found that by taking the four pieces of the chuck , taping them to a 1/4 " rod and slipping a #6,x 1/16 " "O" ring over it to hold it together and then putting it back in the tool and fixing the nut onto the shaft I could remove the rod and tape then use the tool again ! The "O" ring cost $.69.
Which trimmer is that, the colt?

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