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Why does my router bit rise up on its own when its in my router table
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Most likely a sirty shaft and/or collet. Also, if you "bottom-out" the bit and don't retract is some, the collet often isn't able to grip the shaft properly.

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Welcome Doug. If cleaning the collet and shaft doesn't work you could rough up the shaft just a little with some sandpaper.
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Hi Doug

This is the norm if the bit is not tight in the router, but I will say check the bit diam. to make sure it's dead on..all router bits are not made the same,but put the sand paper back on the work bench you don't want to remove stock you want one that's right on the button..

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Have the same problem with just one 1/4 bit with a 1/2 shank. It's a Katana bit and every other Katana I have has no problems. Nor does any other bit.
I mic'ed it at exactly 1/2". Collet was cleaned and bit was not bottomed out.
I'm thinking that maybe it has something to do with heat, as I was routing some longish 1/4" deep dadoes.
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