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HI, I have this router with a 1/2" bit in the collet which is so frozen tight that I cant loosen the collet . Anyone with suggestions please. already broken one locking hole, only two left.
If you have a TRITON router (never heard of Tritan brand) why not invest in a "muscle chuck" for Triton router

 

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Try cranking the router up to full extension, where it locks the motor. Then gentle taps to the side of the collet and the try to loosen the collet again. You may have to repeat this several times. This is not unique to the Triton, This is a common problem around here. Brute force can damage the collet and make it unsafe to use. Avoid using WD40 or other solvents or lubricants.
 

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Might try some heat from a heat gun (IE: not a flame).

I agree with no spray lubes, unless you have the motor laying in such a way that the liquid does not run down into it. But then it won't run into the collet either.......
 

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Try cranking the router up to full extension, where it locks the motor. Then gentle taps to the side of the collet and the try to loosen the collet again. You may have to repeat this several times. This is not unique to the Triton, This is a common problem around here. Brute force can damage the collet and make it unsafe to use. Avoid using WD40 or other solvents or lubricants.
Thanks Bud,I'll try that. Hope it works:
 

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HI, I have this router with a 1/2" bit in the collet which is so frozen tight that I cant loosen the collet . Anyone with suggestions please. already broken one locking hole, only two left.
Try spraying some PB Blaster on the shaft of the bit. Let it sit a few minutes and tap the the nut with your wrench. You may need to use a longer handled wrench or a cheater bar. I am assuming you left the bit in the collet for long enough for some nasty rust to seize it up. It's a good practice to remove the bit from the router when finished with the operation you needed it for.

If that doesn't work use a heat gun.
 
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