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Hi Guys, two things,

One, thanks for letting me join, where I hope to gain advice and glean on your experiences, as due to my health I have taken up a more in-depth self-learning with regards to woodworking. I've had some experiences so not an outright newbie, as I know my way around most tools and trades from being a veteran Army Royal Engineer (for those in the know definitely not a chippy by any means lol). You could drop me into the group as "Jack of all trades, master of none" but willing to give it a go and learn.

Secondly, I have a problem with my Triton tra001, in that whilst changing the collet from 1/4 inch to 1/2 inch yesterday, noting done this many times, but the nut came off the 1/4 inch and subsequently the collet is stuck in the spindle as per photos.

Q1 has this happened to anyone else
Q2 does anyone have a solution to removing it. tried numerous things and have ordered a small puller.

Guys any help would be most appreciated
 

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G,day, and welcome to the forum.

The TRA001 is my favourite router of all time.....

I would say that 1/4" spacer had gotten jammed in the collet.

I would remove it with a pair of stillsons, and throw it away. VBG.

You should be able to buy a proper 1/4" collet for the TRA001....
 
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G,day, and welcome to the forum.

The TRA001 is my favourite router of all time.....

I would say that 1/4" spacer had gotten jammed in the collet.

I would remove it with a pair of stillsons, and throw it away. VBG.

You should be able to buy a proper 1/4" collet for the TRA001....
Thanks. The 1/4" was purchased from triton at the time as it only came with 1/2" and 12 mm. However, your right once out I will replace it with a new one.
 

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Thanks. The 1/4" was purchased from triton at the time as it only came with 1/2" and 12 mm. However, your right once out I will replace it with a new one.
Sappersrus, I guess I'm not in the know so what's a chippy?
A chippy is a nickname in the British army for a carpenter, ie bricky.. bricklayer, sparky.. electrician etc
 

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A chippy is a nickname in the British army for a carpenter, ie bricky.. bricklayer, sparky.. electrician etc
Have you hafd any joy, getting that collet out?
 

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Have you hafd any joy, getting that collet out?
James unfortunately not yet. The puller keeps slipping off. My next thought was to cut the top of the collet to see if that will release the pressure. As for Triton services, they as yet, have not responded to my request for help. I will of course pass on any update once I have released it. Many thanks, Ron
 

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James unfortunately not yet. The puller keeps slipping off. My next thought was to cut the top of the collet to see if that will release the pressure. As for Triton services, they as yet, have not responded to my request for help. I will of course pass on any update once I have released it. Many thanks, Ron
Hi Guys, the good news is, I got it released yesterday evening. Just as I was contemplating using the angle grinder on it, I gave it one more time dangling it with the handgrips and rocking it slowly left to right. After about 30 mins I used the grips to give it a turn and thankfully it came loose. (copious amounts of WD 40 seems to of helped good old lubrication 😉) Noting, this is not the first time this has happened to this brand of router and size collet, as I found someone else on Youtube, and indeed this morning on this forum. I did pass on this info for him to see if it helps. However, I am also gravely disappointed in Triton, who has yet not replied to my request for help, (even to inform me that maybe, I did something wrong, to which I could learn from) bearing in mind, it is their collet, that failed in their machine. Plus the fact both are purchased only in July so with very little use. Warning to those wanting to buy this box said 3 years Guarantee on this product, but it's not until you have a problem you find on their website, "You must register the product within 30 days to receive the full 3 years, otherwise you only get 30 days. Don't get me wrong, even after this, I like the tool..., however, Triton YOU need to up your game. Other than that, I now look forward to using it and will continue to read this forum for help, tips and tricks in woodworking with the router. Have a great weekend, where ever you are...
 

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