SUMMARY: ¼” shank roundover bit stuck in my router!
ROUTER: Bosch 1604A fixed base (bought new in 1999)
GRRRRRR! I have used this fixed base router once since I’ve always just used my other router. Anyway, in January ‘12 I put a small roundover bit in the Bosch used it one night. Tonight I went out the to put in my brand new Whiteside 2009 roundover bit but I can’t get the old, crappy bit out!
I did not know about the not tightening bits when all the way to the floor of it, to back it out 1/8” or so. I used the wrenches to loosen the nut but it loosened not too much before it went against the flanges of the roundover bit so can’t be loosened anymore!
So I got two pieces of scrap wood, a large vice grip and tried to pull it out. Hilarious. Not even budge. Since I don’t care if the bit breaks (it’s crappy) I tapped the end of it with a vice grip three times. That moved it but CLOSER into the router! Man I was not expecting that.
Hmmm, that must mean I did leave a little room between the shaft and the bottom of the collar or whatever. Anyway, now the collar is like against the flange of the bit. I just don’t want to wreck the router and we can destroy the bit if necessary.
Okay guys, time for your help. What shall I do? :laugh: