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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 08-19-2010, 11:12 AM Thread Starter
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I have an ELU MOF96 router which presently is table mounted to rout box joints.
I'm using a 12mm straight bit but find my joints are too tight. I want to stay with a 12mm finger width but want to use a 1/2inch bit. It would seem however, that I overtightened the 12mm bit and it has stuck fast in the collet and there's no way I seem to be able to remove it. Is there hope or will I have to get a new collet and nut? Please help fellas!
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are you able to get the collet and nut off of the router?

If you are, you probably have made a ridge on the shank of the router bit. if you can push the bit further into the collet, you might be able to file off the ridge and slide the bit out of the collet.

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Thank you kp91.
Somehow by threading tight and loose the collet freed the bit.
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