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Default MLCS Router Collet Extension HELP NEEDED

Hi,
I have bought the MLCS Router Collet Extension for 1/2" shank bits from here
http://www.mlcswoodworking.com/shopsite_sc/store/html/smarthtml/pages/router_collet.html]MLCS Router Collet Extension and Review

it is great...but the problem is that ALL the 1/2" shank bits i have they stack there....
it is TOO tight...
i used also this


(sorry dont know the english word)
to drag it out but nothing happens
any help would be appreciated
thanks in advance
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Hi Stelios.
I had the same problem with the one I bought. I have to take a common screwdriver and pry up between the body of the bit (not the carbide) and the collet nut. It pops loose then. If that doesn't fix it, try lightly sanding the inside of the collet with 400 grit to take off any burr that may be inside it. Don't sand to much as you may loosen it to much and it won't grip properly then.

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Hi

If you are sure they are 1/2" and not 12 mm you can make a hardwood tuning fork device to help pop them out and not use a tool like you have posted.

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Hi,
I have bought the MLCS Router Collet Extension for 1/2" shank bits from here
http://www.mlcswoodworking.com/shopsite_sc/store/html/smarthtml/pages/router_collet.html]MLCS Router Collet Extension and Review

it is great...but the problem is that ALL the 1/2" shank bits i have they stack there....
it is TOO tight...
i used also this

(sorry dont know the english word)
to drag it out but nothing happens
any help would be appreciated
thanks in advance
stelios



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No idea what happened to my original post.
To release the bit and collet hit the side of the collet nut after it has been released to the point that the collet nut flange is clear of the collet with a rubber clad tool. This will release the collet and bit. If still stuck, then completely remove the collet nut and hit the shaft with the rubber coated tool and remove the collet and bit assembly. Twist the assembly with heavy cowhide leather wrapping. Clean the collet with acetone to reduce sticking.
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Default Just another example of "Poorly Made in China"....

I mean like man, c'mon, you know... Self-extracting collets have only been around for 40 years or so but what do you expect for 30 bucks?

Rap the thing on the side with anything handy like Reg66 suggested, once you get your bit back toss it in the trash where it belongs.

Jeez, the crap people sell nowadays... Think about it: you're talking about something that'll clamp onto and hold half a pound of steel spinning at 10,000 RPM with tolerances of at least .005" TIR for balance and a decent cut. And you think you can get something like that for 23 Euros($30 US, I just checked their website)? Heck, I just paid 20 Euro(26.00 USD) for a piloted counterbore for a #10 screw...

Suggested reading: link.

Granny used to tell me you gets what you pay for and it sounds like you did....

Sorry for the rant but it struck a nerve,

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Hi

If you want it to be a Self-extracting just put a strong spring down into the hole under the bit,when you want to remove the bit just push/tap it down and the bit will come out easy.


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