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Always do this or anything when tinkering with a power tool with it unplugged.

You need to use two wrenches one that fits the flats of the collet at the opening and one that fits the flats of the collet on the spindle. I take it the Craftsman has a spindle lock. The Ryobi you have doesn't so the wrench that goes on the flats on the spindle keep it from turning like the spindle lock which is my badly drawn black wrench. So while holding the spindle still with the wrench on the spindle flats (the black wrench), you tighten with the other wrench on the flats near the opening of the collet which is my badly drawn red wrench, clockwise to tighten and anti-clockwise to loosen.

Hope this gives you an idea of how it works.

 

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My DeWalt routers all came with spindle locks too, but can still be used with two wrenches. I ordered additional wrenches and always use two wrenches on them. I hate the spindle locks, since I think I'm able to tighten the collets better using two wrenches.
@phillip,

The Ryobi wrenches for your router collet are just thin versions of metric open end wrenches, but you can likely use just the common automotive style wrenches that are readily available. In most cases, they will work just as well.

Charley
My Bosch and Makita have spindle locks and no way to use two wrenches, I used to have a Hitachi with the two wrench system like the OP's Ryobi but prefer the one wrench especially when mounted in a router table. I often wonder though if the spindle locks will fail eventually.
 
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