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Router Collet

pat2
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Router Collet

My Ryobi router is 4 years old..The spring collet got stuck...had it removed bought a new collet  $46..now it is stuck first time using it..

 

Anyone help out

Community Manager Jason
Community Manager

Re: Router Collet

Hi @pat2,

 

Sorry to read of your router issues. We have lots of keen woodworkers in the community who might be able to provide some helpful advice, including @Wayne, @Brad and @LePallet. But it might help community members if you provided a model number of your router, and perhaps even a photo? If you bought the collet at Bunnings I would also have no hesitation in returning it with your router to the store and asking a team member for assistance. 

 

Let me also extend a very warm welcome to the Workshop community. It's great to have you join us. Please feel free to post anytime you need a hand.  

 

Jason

 

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JasonD
New Contributor

Re: Router Collet

A little spray of dry silicon will help keep it free and moving. 

Avoid the sticky lube types, it will build up with saw dust.

Also when fitting the collet you dont need to tighten the hell out of it. A firm nip with the spanner will do.

LePallet
Super Contributor

Re: Router Collet

Hey mate 

I would go straight to a WD40 can and spray the fitting, with a few taps and hope it loosens 

good luck @pat2

r23on
Experienced Contributor

Re: Router Collet

Agree with both the above reply first spray with WD too loosen WD is only a water displacment and will leave an oily film and collect dust once the collet is  loose remove clean out the WD, grab a can of Dry Lube give the collet housing and spary inside the lock nut. The dry lub will dry out over time so give a clean and resparay every so often because it will collect dust.  

Wayne
Super Contributor

Re: Router Collet

Are you pushing the router bit all the way in or raising it a couple mm ?
Also check what you actually have there are 12mm collets and bits and also 1/2" collets and bits - 1/2" is actually 12.7mm - overtightening could occur using 12mm bits in a 1/2" collet.
http://www.newwoodworker.com/stuckbits.html

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Community Manager Jason
Community Manager

Re: Router Collet

Great advice guys, many thanks for your input. I'm sure @pat2 appreciates you all sharing your experience. 

 

Jason

 

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