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fungku said:

I am new to the forums and also routers!

I just bought my very first router today: The Hitachi M12VC variable speed router.

I got it home and would like to test it out, but can't figure out how to change it to the 1/4 collette!

Does anyone here have this router and could tell me how to go about changing them?

I took the motor housing from the base and unscrewed the collette, but the middle part was still inside, and it won't come out. I don't want to try and force it out if it's not supposed to come out that way.

I have two of these routers, they should come with a collet/chuck. This should be one piece not two..... if it is in two pieces (collet and chuck) call or email Hitachi and have it replaced. You might get it back together but since this is new I would have it replaced. (By the way I've heard that if you tighten the chuck without a bit it it this can happen.)

The collet/chuck is unscrewed and exchanged, it should be a simple job and nothing should be sticking.

If you have other questions about this let me know.... I love this router.

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