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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 07-27-2016, 08:08 AM Thread Starter
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Default 1/2" router collets

I recently bought a 1" radius round over bit by Freud. I have always been happy with the quality of the Freud bits. When I put it in my router in my router table, it had quite a bit of vibration that I was not happy with. When I put a dial indicator on it, it had .009" run out when I rotated the bit. I thought that was unacceptable based on how much it vibrated. The supplier that I got it from said that I could return it because it must have been defective. Later I remounted the bit into a different collet and only had .003 run out. Hmmm. I have always read that you should replace collets every year or something. I didn't think that anything could go wrong with them but I am wondering if I have been mistaken all these years. What are the feelings about this?
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 07-27-2016, 08:17 AM
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whose collet??
other than yours...

check for shaft play while you are in there...
bearings may be thinking of packing it in...

This would have been the week that I'd have finished chewing thru the restraints...
If only new layers hadn't been added....

Forget the primal scream, just ROAR!!!
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