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I am unable to get a tight fit on my router bit.

The bit is not tight when running my wood through the router. The bit comes loose and raises.

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Could be a couple things. First how is the shank on the bit e.g. is it worn down, second is it the right size for the collet being used (have to ask) and what is the condition of the collet and collet nut. What I would do is make sure there is nothing to prevent from completely tightening the collet nut. Also make sure if the collet locks into the nut that it is properly installed. Lastly make sure that you use the wrenches provided to tighten the assembly. If this doesn't help please provide the model number and brand and I will do some more research.

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