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Hi everybody. I have a DW625e router and after getting it back from my son have found that he has cross threaded the retaining niut for the bit.
My question is, do I need to replace the whole shaft or part only.

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While I am not familiar with your specific router, I have had experience with cross threading in other instances. So I am answering with this question, can you file the treads back into alignment? I have several triangle shaped files, and a couple of flat on one side/kind of round on the other that have a very sharp edge which can get into threads pretty well. I have sometimes been able to chase the threads around with the file and clean them out, of course other times the damage is too great to repair, but it's a thought.

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Hi Tim

Can you see any damage on the threaded part shaft? If not you may be able to get away with just replacing the collet nut. If there is damage I'd consider trying to get hold of a thread repair tool like the NES Thread Repair Kit (video here)

Much easier and cheaper to repair the thread than rreplace the shaft

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They make files just for that type of job,quick and easy with the right tool..

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I have the set below and it has paid me back many times.

http://www.amazon.com/Kastar-972-Fra...ds=thread+file

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Thanks Guys I will try that. But I think the thread is too badly damaged.
I have seen a repair kit on Ebay for £50 so that will be last resort.
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Thanks Guys I will try that. But I think the thread is too badly damaged.
I have seen a repair kit on Ebay for £50 so that will be last resort.
I'm sure your son will be delighted when you give him the bill...
(if he ever wants to borrow another tool!)

My short list of folks I'll lend tools to is very short!!!
Some folks do understand the concept of returning tools promptly, and in as good if not better shape than when they received them; those are the ones on my short list.
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Yeah dan I agree with your policy but the router was an older one that I did'nt use very much. It was only when I got it back damaged that it became the most loved tool in the shop!.
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My question is, do I need to replace the whole shaft or part only.
Replace the son..... (kidding, of course)

Even if you do manage to restore the threads, you're going to want to replace the collet nut. the internal threads are harder to restore than the external threads, and you'll probably wind up cross threading them again in the future.

If it's an older router, and you're going to put any money into repairing it, I would suggest putting that to upgrading to a newer one. I would hate to hear that you've put 50 GBP into repairing it, only to crossthread it or strip it out later.

who knows, someone might have a decent router for sale nearby, it's worth a look.

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Thanks everybody. This was my first post ever and I have found your answers helpful and humorous.
Almost wish I had another problem to post!.
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Replace the son..... (kidding, of course)

Even if you do manage to restore the threads, you're going to want to replace the collet nut. the internal threads are harder to restore than the external threads, and you'll probably wind up cross threading them again in the future.

If it's an older router, and you're going to put any money into repairing it, I would suggest putting that to upgrading to a newer one. I would hate to hear that you've put 50 GBP into repairing it, only to crossthread it or strip it out later.

who knows, someone might have a decent router for sale nearby, it's worth a look.
I'd rather the design engineer was replaced. Not kidding.

With the first two threads relieved on either of the 2 components and the correct clearance it would have been nearly impossible to cross thread.
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