Does it have a collet nut that loosens then with further unscrewing it tightens where upon when loosened further with the wrench pops the bit free?
I have some metric bits and you can tell when you try them in an imperial size collet. At least for 6mm and 12mm. Way too loose in the collet. I doubt they would tighten enough to hold. The poster might also be over tightening the collet.Herb is pointing out something that is true of most collets. Loosen til it tightens, then loosen some more until it releases the bit. The tolerances involved in a collet are a few thousandths of an inch. Metric bits in Imperial collets are possibly a problem but living and buying in the U.S. it's unlikely.
Maybe the collet is metric and not imperial?I just purchased a RYOBI ONE+ 18V Palm Router for a project that I needed a cordless router and I didn’t want to break the bank on maybe a onetime use. Well the router works well for my project but changing the bits is not easy. The collet is ¼ “and my bits are ¼”. I have to drive the bits out of the collet every time and with different bits. I have a router table and two other routers and these same bits are not a problem. Any ideas what the problem may be?
insert the bit into the collet till it just clears the inside/bottom edge of the collet..If you bottom a bit, there is no room for the collet to pull up on it, and it can't tighten correctly. Insert it, lift it up a 1/16-1/8", then tighten the collet
Call Customer Service for the brand and see what their advice is.. I can't think of a reason less the nut is upside down. Welcome to the forum. Leann.Im new to the router world, I’ve been using my router for a few months and after taking the ut off to make sure the collett was clean I tried to screw the nut back in place and it won’t screw down. I tried removing the collett and I couldn’t remove it. I bought a new collett and nut complete and the same thing. Could someone tell me what I’m doing wrong