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Have been scrollsawing wall art for several years. The eyes are not what they use to be and the small intricate cuts have convinced me to find a new hobby.

I bought the Bosch 1617EVS. I also bought a dovetail jig. I Think that I would like to try my hand at box making. I used the 1/2" dovetail bit that came with the jig, in the 1/2" collet that came with the router. In the process, I have chanced from the dovetail bit to the 1/2" straight bit several times over a couple days, without problems. yesterday I went out to install my dovetail bit and it would not slid in the collect. Neither would the straight bit fit. I always remove my bit and do not leave any in the router overnight.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.


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Welcome to the Routerforums Roy. I don't have that router but some of our members do. I'm sure they can help. Again welcome.




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Hi RBake

Try this for a long shot

Take the nut all the way off the router then try and slide it in the collet nut ,,then put in on the router ..b/4 you do that make sure you don't have some dirt (saw dust/chip) down inside the hole...



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Hello Gang,

Have been scrollsawing wall art for several years. The eyes are not what they use to be and the small intricate cuts have convinced me to find a new hobby.

I bought the Bosch 1617EVS. I also bought a dovetail jig. I Think that I would like to try my hand at box making. I used the 1/2" dovetail bit that came with the jig, in the 1/2" collet that came with the router. In the process, I have chanced from the dovetail bit to the 1/2" straight bit several times over a couple days, without problems. yesterday I went out to install my dovetail bit and it would not slid in the collect. Neither would the straight bit fit. I always remove my bit and do not leave any in the router overnight.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.


Roy E. Baker



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I took the collet and nut completely out of the router and the collet out of the nut. No luck. I cleaned the collet clear of all debrie. Collet still will not accept bit properly.

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