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Hi I have A freud 2000 and have had it for several years but I only recently removed it from the box (long Story) I was trying to put in the 1/4" collet adapter ad it would not go in at all as long as the secring nut was in place. So I figured that because it was new it might be a little tight. I tried putting in a 1/2" Router bit first thinking this might loosen it up a bit. All that I have succeeded in doing is forcing the collet deeper into its pocket and now it well not come back out and is too wide for a 1/4' bit and too small for the 1/2" bit and I have no idea how to remove it.

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I have had a similar problem with my hitachi m 12 v. I ground the end of a long flat piece of metal so that it would fit around the collet. Mine had sort of a lip on it that the home made tool would fit under. the thing I made was shaped like an  open end wrench. I had to grind it down so it would be thin enough to fit under the lip and just fit around the collet. Then I hit it with a small hammer. a few times on each side of the collet. I kept going from one side to the other until the collet popped out. 

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