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hey guys. new to this forum but I'm in need of some help, or a return... I have a makita rt0701c compact router and I've used it q couple times now and going to remove the bit I fully removed the collet nut, however the collet and bit are stuck in the router. any advice on this or is a repair required? thanks!
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If you type in "Stuck Bit" in search you will find several suggestions on getting the bit out. I'm too embarrassed to tell how I get mine out........ I'll let Peter, Paul and Mary sing it.........

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Not that I have ever needed to tried this...... so I'm not guaranteeing the result, but if you were to find a very solid piece of wood, lay it on a solid surface, and drop the router point first onto it.
The shock should jar the collet loose, like a slide hammer in reverse.
 

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I'll tell you what I have done several times and it has always worked. I put the bit in a vise and turn it on. A router especially a small one does not have as much torque as an electric drill. If that scares you then somehow rig up a vise grip in combination with the vise and plug it in from a distance.
 

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I have found if you tap the bit in with a block of wood it should release. If that doesn't work clamp a pair of vise grips on the shank of the bit and tap on them with a hammer to jar the bit loose. Hope that helps. Welcome to the forum.
 

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Welcome to the forum.
 
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