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Bit slips out even with collett tight

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Even when collett is tight the bits slip out making ever deepening cuts

Could collet be worn out? Router gets very heavy use.

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Yes the collet jaws are worn out replace them

Posted on May 21, 2009

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That would be the only thing to cause this type of a problem. I had the same problem replaced the part and away I went like nothing ever happened

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It could well be, but not necessarily the jaws, Most routers have a double tighten system and quite often ( have done it myself when youngster) an inexperienced person will feel the first tighten up and think all's fine. Another reason is trying to take too deep of a cut causing too much vibration and release of cutter. Always allow the machine to do the work which can mean 2, 3, 4 passes, this will give you a much better cut and less sanding, reduce any burning to timber or cutter and help to prolong the life of the cutter, machine and operator.

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