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Sr. mechanical engineer (HAVC / R)
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In the future try to remember to keep the collet it very clean as so there's no foreign materials that could cause rust or other things that would cause the bit to get stuck to the collet itself. some of the finishes and laminates when things finely cut up get into the collet and then the heat sets It Like Glue.
things I've learned from others misfortunes.

I keep a green o'ring in the bottom they do not last forever about 2 or 3 years due to the heat of the shaft when working and the high RPM they were never designed to be in that environment also note keeping the collett clean are you pulling it out and removing all the dust build-up that gets in is the enemy of collets I tried to remember to pull it back up about 1/8 of an inch before final tightening but the O-ring ensures that can never get to the bottom.
this is what has work for me successfully over the years.
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