Hey new to router world ! I removed my nut from my router, tried to take collet out but couldn’t and now it won’t screw back on the shaft threats and nut are to far apart . What am I doing wrong
the collet and collet nut will separate if need.The collet is not supposed to separate from the nut on the 1617 collets. (at least none of the ones on the three I own have ever separated) You my need to get a new collet at this point. You have a very good router so the new collet is worth it.
Correct....there's a collet in the router and one in the nut. As pointed out above, the nut and collet should not separate. This let's the come loose from the bit by continuing to back the nut off.From the image, it looks like you have one collet in the correct orientation and a second one inverted on top of it. You have to remove one to install the other.