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I read a couple of post that mentioned the problem I'm having and that is, the 1/4 collet adapter for the harbour freight 1 3/4 router lets every bit fall out.
Has anyone found a solution to this.
I want it known that I didn't buy this new at the store but from an individual. I had never owned a plunge router and thought this would be a good learning tool.
Not happening as of this post.
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Welcome to the forum, Chuck.

It sounds like the collet is faulty/damaged.

Is it a 2 part collet which may not be assembled correctly?

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Hello Chuck
Welcome to the forum.
Agree with James buy a new collet and try it, and make sure you have the right one

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I assume since you said collet adapter, that it is similar to this...

Whiteside 6400 Steel Router Collets 1/4ID 1/2OD - Amazon.com

I'd try a new adapter.

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MHO Don't buy HF tools. For a few dollars more you can buy brand name items that work properly. Learned my lesson sometime ago.
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MHO Don't buy HF tools. For a few dollars more you can buy brand name items that work properly. Learned my lesson sometime ago.
Not a universal rule. Some of their stuff is as good as the 'name brands.'

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Thank you for the info. I will try that collet adapter. It doesn't look like the one that was in the plastic ziplock bag with several other attachments. If I buy this for $10 with all of the shipping charges I will have a $55 investment. Not bad really if it works.
The picture of this one you suggest has a flange on top which will keep it up top in the 1/2" collet.
As I said,I will try it.
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