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The collet broke on my router today. I was shocked when I saw the price of replacements (Bosch) online. Fortunately it's only a weeks old, so it's off for repair/replacement.

Any ideas whether I could have caused it? I wonder whether it was too loose. The bit worked loose just before dropping out completely, but it's hard to tell whether it was broken before it worked loose. My previous bit was stuck on very tight, I had to hammer it off and it left a tiny bit of metal missing from my bit!
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The collet broke on my router today. I was shocked when I saw the price of replacements (Bosch) online. Fortunately it's only a weeks old, so it's off for repair/replacement.

Any ideas whether I could have caused it? I wonder whether it was too loose. The bit worked loose just before dropping out completely, but it's hard to tell whether it was broken before it worked loose. My previous bit was stuck on very tight, I had to hammer it off and it left a tiny bit of metal missing from my bit!
I'll hazard a guess...
the previous bit being stuck on a self releasing collet is usually caused by the bit being set too deep and the collet nut getting over tightened...
WTB this is when the collet cracked/broke... hammering on it was of no help either...

call Bosch and give them the serial # number of your router and I'll bet they will mail you a new collet post haste...

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Good link. Following those instructions should solve the problem.

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"I'll hazard a guess...
the previous bit being stuck on a self releasing collet is usually caused by the bit being set too deep".



Or, too shallow.

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My bit definitely wasn't pushed all the way in when it got stuck. I believe it was on the mark.
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"I'll hazard a guess...
the previous bit being stuck on a self releasing collet is usually caused by the bit being set too deep".



Or, too shallow.
on mine 1617 i can stick the bit down to where it meet's the head of the bit , the shaft is hollow a long wase more than PC routers , i don't know if you can botton out a bit ? i don't know why any one would stick bit down that far, if that is what happen ? may be the first bit that got stuck was a metric ? which i belive to be smaller which would make the collet get tighter ? i have never had a bit that didn't ever release on the 2nd step of the collet , i always blow the dust out of the collet each time after use and router also. like was mention i bet they will send a new collet , try what do you have to loose ? good luck

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I also have a 1617 and have had no problems with the collet releasing. It is a two stage procedure as described. I purchased a box of 1/4 and 1/2 "O" rings and installed one on each bit I use most often as added insurance.
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Unfortunately, the shop said they couldn't just send the collet back or just ask for a replacement collet in the post. I did suggest this, but we had to send the whole thing off.
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