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Slipping Bits So I am having the same problem with both 1/2" and 1/4" collets. The router bit is slipping out of the collet as I use the router. I have tightened it down as much as I can, but neither collet is working appropriately. Any thoughts?

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Any time I have ever come across this problem over the years the cause of it is a damaged collet due to overtightening. The solution is to replace the cone shaped piece ( the collet ) and take care not to overtighten in the future.

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The collet is loosely screwed on, correct?
Is it close, or 1/4" off. You may need an adapter for different sized bits.
I have noticed, particularly with Freud bits, that they seem a bit oversized. Try putting the bit in the collet before you insert the collet into the router.
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You could create a dangerous situation if you polish too much and the bit is not held securely in the collet and flies out when the router is under load.
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Or return it and try another brand.

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