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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-09-2016, 02:35 PM Thread Starter
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A friend gave me an old Makita 3612 BR router with a bit stuck into it. I can loosen the collet nut about one revolution but that's the end of it. I can't get the bit out and I am wondering whether the collet nut is supposed to come of completely or not? Can someone give me a hint?
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Welcome to the forum Ed. Many router collet nuts will turn freely when loosened and then tighten up again. If you continue to loosen the nut with the wrench it will start to turn freely again and the bit should be removable then. If it isn't you can try tapping the bit downward or sideways but be careful not to hit a cutting edge. Carbide is brittle and doesn't take impacts well. The 3612 was a good router and was used in many industrial shops.
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Worked like a charm, thanks a lot for the quick response.
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Glad you are up and routing again Ed.
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