I have a Erbauer 2100w router. Since buying it I have only used 1/4 inch bits. Now I can't get the 1/4 inch collet out. Oh yeah and the manual the collet nut is loose but it will not come off. HELP! I need advice
Some routers have collet nuts that have a stop. When you reach the stop the nut seems to stall,if you go further it pops the collet free from the shaft and then releases the bit to freely be removed. If the nut is removed the collet is removed too inside the nut.
Hopefully, you've already solved your stuck collet problem. If not, this method has always worked for me. Tightly wrap the bit top with a shop rag to protect the cutters - about 5 turns. Place the collet wrench on the nut and use a small "pipe wrench", placed around the wrapping. Wrench handle should be on your right. Use the tightened wrench to turn the bit, clockwise. When the bit moves, reverse the wrench (handle on your left) and turn it counterclockwise. Also, apply a slight pulling pressure with each movement to remove the bit. Repeat process, until bit is out of the collet. A small pipe wrench gives a firmer grip than a crescent and is less apt to tear through the rag, causing cutter damage. It's also a good idea to have a helper hold the router while you perform the task.
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