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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 09-02-2014, 12:38 PM Thread Starter
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Recently I bought two Musclechucks for my RTs. The instructions specify very low torque when attaching the Musclechuck to the routers spindle. I think it 12ft lbs was the recomendation. This has caused me to review my own tightening habits. I believe I have been way over tightening my bits. Since I seem to have a habit of over tightening everything including fan belts and bandsaw blades and TS blades this seems a good guess. Thats why manufaturers provide such crappy spanners (lol been waiting years to use that word)

Anyhow could some of our learned and esteemed woodwoorkers please help me.

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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 09-02-2014, 01:43 PM
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15-20 ft-lbs. No need to kill the thing.
Over tighten and stuff gets distorted and can even cause vibration and loose cutters!
As important: Shank diameter. Should be .4995"
Odd sized shanks more of a problem and I am seeing .4975 more than I like these days. But not from the likes of WMC, and others with good QC. Routers.
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Hi Bill. If you will simply use a hex key with a screwdriver type handle you will automatically limit the torque you can apply to the MuscleChuck. This makes it easy.

http://www.amazon.com/Balldriver%C2%...wdriver-Handle

Or if you prefer this for a litle more torque, I prefer Klein for their known quality tools.

http://www.amazon.com/Klein-Tools-JT...handle+Hex+key

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Last edited by Willway; 09-04-2014 at 02:31 AM. Reason: More info.
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