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1/2 inch bit shank wont go all the way in. Haven't used my 3 1/4 HP Triton Router for some time & yesterday I was setting up to start working again but the bit shank still had about 1/4 inch to go in,but wouldn't .I cant remember this happening before & noticed this situation when I went to raise it 1/8 from the bottom of the collet.The router has been installed in my table ever since I got it.
I pulled the bit out & with a torch checked for foreign body & junk but apart from a little sawdust there was nothing to cause this problem. Has anyone ever seen this before or have I finally lost the plot? Jamesjj

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James check the bit also may have small burr on it.
Take the collet out of router and see if the bit will slide thru.
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time to clean everything...
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I really can't imagine what, other than debris, could cause this to happen James. The complete cure for all time is to replace the chuck with a MUSCLECHUCK, it makes bit change from the top even easier, plus only a 4mm ball ended Allan key is required to lock/unlock the bit and it is held with a grip several times that of a collet chuck .
As a matter of interest, if you turn to page 5 of the TRA001 hand book, you will see that it reads: "NOTE: When fitting cutters, ensure the shank is inserted fully into the collet"
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Thank you Harry,I'm about to purchase a Musclechuck for my Bosch router. Must see if it is interchangeable with the Triton. Will clean the collet out & get back to you.Thanks again,Jamesjj

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So far as I know James Bosch takes a #4, the old* Triton the #11 and the new Triton the #8

* The old Triton does NOT have above table height adjustment whereas the new one does.

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So far as I know James Bosch takes a #4, the old* Triton the #11 and the new Triton the #8

* The old Triton does NOT have above table height adjustment whereas the new one does.
Thanks again Harry.I blew the dust out & wiped everything nice & clean & it's like new again.Also try-fitted a couple brand new unused bits & all is good. Wont need a Musclechuck for the Triton but definitely will for the Bosch.The "fly in the ointment"there is,the Bosch came with three collets but no half inch size.Jamesjj

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1/2 inch bit shank wont go all the way in. Haven't used my 3 1/4 HP Triton Router for some time & yesterday I was setting up to start working again but the bit shank still had about 1/4 inch to go in,but wouldn't .I cant remember this happening before & noticed this situation when I went to raise it 1/8 from the bottom of the collet.The router has been installed in my table ever since I got it.
I pulled the bit out & with a torch checked for foreign body & junk but apart from a little sawdust there was nothing to cause this problem. Has anyone ever seen this before or have I finally lost the plot? Jamesjj
John & Stick,thanks for your advice.Wasn't that much dust in the collet but just enough to cause a problem.All good again & to make sure it stays that way I stuffed a piece of rag (cheese cloth)down the table insert plate hole to stop any foreign object entering the collet. Jamesjj

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"the Bosch came with three collets but no half inch size.Jamesjj"

I'm very surprised that there wasn't a 1/2" collet, I'm sure members more familiar with Bosch will jump in here.
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Hi All,My Bosch Router came with no 1/2inch collet.I cant find any advice as to the reason .It has 3 collets ,1/4inch being the only one I have used, & 2 smaller collets.The model is POF1200 AE 240V,50hz,1200watts.IMO I don't think a 1/2 inch bit would fit in this particular model.Could someone offer a "bit" of advice about this router please & will I be able to buy a Musclechuck to fit it?? Thanks, Jamesjj

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