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I have a new router... I haven't used a router for almost 30 years, and wish to do so soon...

First off, the collet at the bottom of the pic was stuck inside the router from the factory after I unscrewed the chuck... I removed it with a pliers and screwed on the smaller bit collet chuck, and now it's stuck with the bit...

The bigger collet and the chuck at the bottom do not snap together like I watched in a video, although the smaller collet and chuck were together

I tightened both chucks as tight as I could to try to remove the respective collets, and neither would...

So, I'm as stuck as the bit now... Any ideas on how to get this out / if it's a manufacturing flaw I need to exchange the router for etc???

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welcome nameless person...
see if this helps...
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Thanks, but no... Hitachi doesn't have instructions or troubleshooting... What they do say is probably the same thing for inserting and removing a drill bit from a drill chuck
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Some collets have a 2 stage untightening process where it will get loose, unscrew a ways, and then get tight again. However, my M12VC doesn't seem to work that way and the last bit I stuck in it didn't want to come out either. You can tap it downward or from the side and it let go. Might take 10 to 20 taps or more but it will eventually work. Just be careful you don't hit a cutting edge.

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Thanks, but short of destroying the threads or something, it isn't budging... I haven't even plugged it in yet, so it's going back for a different brand...
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Thanks, but short of destroying the threads or something, it isn't budging... I haven't even plugged it in yet, so it's going back for a different brand...
can we suggest Bosch...
http://www.cpotools.com/factory-reco...tioned-routers
free shipping and no tax...
reconditioned Bosch is a sure bet..

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Well, I bought the Bosch router table and was going to buy the router as well, but they only have a 1 yr. warranty compared with Hitachi's 5 year...

Then again, if you can't even get to the part of plugging it in, 5 years doesn't mean anything
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Well, I bought the Bosch router table and was going to buy the router as well, but they only have a 1 yr. warranty compared with Hitachi's 5 year...

Then again, if you can't even get to the part of plugging it in, 5 years doesn't mean anything
going and getting the Hitachi, then returning it, acquiring a replacement all add to the intangible costs...

I trust you have seen this post...

Bosch has earned my vote..
Bosch 1617EVSPK in a reconditioned or new...
the better, best, more gooder choice..

2nd to none CS and tech/equipment support...
real work horse...
lasts long time...
they are very good investment protects the bottom line and a substantial value also...

I think/feel/believe that Bosch to be a most outstanding company...
they have a proven track record (VOE) on manning up to any found rare problems/issues... quite unlike some/most of the other tool manufactures/companies... (VOE)...
(you other guys listening)???

I have a lot of their tools...and I mean a lot... as in major many... (51 routers alone)...
I started using Bosch in the late 70's to replace tools that weren't making the ''grade''... Many of these tools are still in service....

Overall Bosch has less down time, less hassles, less additional monies spent, longevity, planned obsolesce isn't an issue and less all around grief...
their tools have proven that they have a cost effective track record over and over again...
(this is taking into account tangible and intangible costs)..

if you don't mind mediocre disposable tools.....
buy "other" ....
I'll stay with Bosch... I've learned my lessons...

Everything may not be always a bed of roses but Bosch definitely busts their butts to clear and/or deal with of as many of the thorns as possible so you don't have to......

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You could have written the same thing about Craftsman back in the day... Times change, and so does where things are made... I emailed them asking about the 1 year warranty... I need a good answer before I go further with that
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A 5 year warranty on a tool that already don't work may have a warranty not worth the paper it is written on. Just my opinion.

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