Using Collet Adapters - Advice please
I'm using a Triton 3-1/4 HP TRA001 router mounted in a router table. Using the Leigh 1/2" to 8mm collet reducer to use the 8mm Leigh router bits that work with the Leigh RTJ400 dovetail jig.
Using this setup today, it apparently slipped slightly down during use and cut a lower height than intended. No harm done, as I caught it time, but now I'm wondering if there's some trick to using collet reducers? I thought I had it tightened down with plenty of force, but I don't want to over-tighten either.
Do any of you have some tips in using using collet reducers? Is there a trick in aligning the adapter slot openings to the main collet openings? Also, I presume the adapter should seat all the way down onto the main collet (there's a ridge/collar on the reducer top end) or should it sit slightly above the main collet?
Also, if any of you have a good source for the standard Triton 8mm collet that would be appreciated.
Thanks for any help you can provide.