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I was changing bits in my Skil router installed in a Kreg table. The collet nut was stuck. Arrrgggh! I found that a 3/4" deep socket fits and loosened the collet nut. I cleaned the nut and the thread, wiped out the collet with a pipe cleaner. Question: Do any of you routers put a lubricant on the threads? I have a small container of anti-seize that I use for other things. Reply at your convenience.
Edit: Noticed the bad spelling in the title. Note the omission of letters- that is one thing I'm battling!

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New thread was posted here for some reason and I'm moving it to the appropriate thread.

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I was changing bits in my Skil router installed in a Kreg table. The collet nut was stuck. Arrrgggh! I found that a 3/4" deep socket fits and loosened the collet nut. I cleaned the nut and the thread, wiped out the collet with a pipe cleaner. Question: Do any of you routers put a lubricant on the threads? I have a small container of anti-seize that I use for other things. Reply at your convenience.
Edit: Noticed the bad spelling in the title. Note the omission of letters- that is one thing I'm battling!
neversieze seems to have the ability to get on/in to everything...
not such a good plan come finishing time...
if you do want to lube select a dry lube like Tri-flow...
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Thanks, stick.

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I fixed the title, I can't fix the other issues, that's up to admin's techies.

Stick is correct about the stuff being bad for transferring to other things. I'd be concerned about it getting inside the collet. It wouldn't be good there. You want a dry fit between shank and it.

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Personally, I would not lubricate the threads. Just me...

As long as they were clean and the collet left loose after use...

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I would not want lubricant to have the opportunity to get on the bit shank...

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I would not want lubricant to have the opportunity to get on the bit shank...
better idea...

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Most important maintenance you can do, keep the tools clean, we use tools far too carelessly and they don't get cleaned enough, keep tools sharp, keep them clean, keep your work space clean, me I don't clean up enough, I just get too busy with what I am doing, don't forget about hearing and eye protection, damn, now tomorrow I have to clean up my workspace. N
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I would not recommend using anti seize lubricant on the threads. It will increase the torque value. It can result in over tightening, thread, collet, and nut damage.
Clean and dry. Anti seize is a great product, if used properly. Fasteners seize up when corrosion occurs between the threads. Stainless will gall up with the least
amount of friction. There is plenty of info about over torquing fasteners using anti seize available. We do not want to see anyone damage equipment, or possibly
get injured. Be safe, and productive.

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