Collet problems on Colt
I'm glad there are no dumb questions here because I feel like this may be one. I recently purchased a Colt router by Bosch. I am using it to trim overhang on ukulele tops and bottoms. Or, rather, I want to use it for that.
The collet seems to be tapered. The 1/4 router bit goes in the shaft, but only a small way. When I tighten it down it looks skewed. Last night after I had done that, it looked wonky but I thought, OK, maybe that's the way it's supposed to look. I turned on the router (at low speed, 1) and man! That bit went flying into the drywall of the shop and stuck there. Well, needless to say, I dodged a bullet. Or a bit in this case.
My question is: Is the collet supposed to be tapered like this? It's 1/4 at the recieving end, but substantially narrower at the opposite end. I don't want to start forcing the bit in, that seems stupid, even to me.
I know that on the Amazon web site (where I purchased this) many people talk about using "the 10mm wrench" that comes with the unit in changing bits, in conjunction with the other obvious larger one. For the life of me I can't see how that works. If it's actually in the instructions, let me know and I'll be happy to try it. In the meantime, the ukulele project is on hold.
Any ideas or suggestions welcome. I'm more than happy to be called an idiot (kidding) if I can get a solution to this.