What Am I Missing?
This is a Skil 1835 from many decades ago. I have always had trouble with the 1/4" collet. As you can see, it's in 4 pieces, and inevitably, when removing or inserting a bit, one or more of the pieces will fall deeper into the chamber, causing problems inserting a new bit. Is there supposed to be an "o" ring holding them together, or am I doing something wrong? This has been an on-going problem for me since I acquired the router, way back when. Could be why I have not been too anxious in the past to further my router experience. Any help 0r suggestions would be welcome.