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Hi I recently purchased a Chicago plunge router item #67119 it came with a 1/4 collet can I use a1/2 collet for 1/2 router bits

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You have, I presume, already locked the spindle and loosened the collet nut with the wrench, have you not?
Once the nut is loose, you should be able to remove it by spinning it off the threads by hand. Then insert the 6 mm collet cone into the collet,
carefully thread the collet nut back onto the collet, and tighten it with the bit in place.
Sometimes bits are a snug fit, especially into a new collet. If you have some fin sandpaper you can gently chamfer the very end of the bit where you first insert it into the collet, and this may help to insert it. If you have to, push a bit.
I have noticed that some companies tend to mill the shafts of their bits a little too close to the exact tolerance, or even oversize them slightly, and this can cause frustration when inserting their bits. In exceptional circumstances, I have resorted to polishing a couple of small bit shafts with very fine (600 grit or so) emory cloth, just to allow the bit to enter the collet. I would not recommend this with a new router collet, unless you have checked the bit with a micrometer and it is oversize. Odds are you just need to break things in a little.
The force need not be brutish, but you may need to use some force, yes.

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Posted on Mar 29, 2009

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I just did this on my black and decker router. You need to unscrew the nut that holds the collet and remove it altogether. Then slip out the collet in there and replace it with the new size. Take care to notice how it goes in when you take the old one out. Then rescrew the nut that holds it in place and tighten. My router had three collets and only one of them works for each size, so if it doesn't tighten properly, it may be the wrong size. Good luck.

Posted on Apr 28, 2009

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SOURCE: Collet on Freud router won't release bit

a new collet won't hurt, but you may try sanding down the inside of your existing collet with 120 - 180 grit sandpaper. also, buff down the router bits

any condensation or moisture that may have gotten on these items can cause almost invisible oxidation that you can remove easily by sanding. DO NOT USE WD40!!!


Posted on Dec 05, 2009

Testimonial: "Tks! Will try sandpaper inside collet. Not sure buffing bits will help, since likelihood of ALL of them having a surface problem is pretty low."

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I put in a bit that fitted the existing collet. When I took this out, the collet came with it.

Posted on Dec 22, 2009

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SOURCE: How do you remove collet from porter cable router

'remove the collet' not sure on your question. but the collet is the part that holds the cutter and sits in the collet assembly. the collet is held in to the nut with a spring clip, if you remove the spring clip the collet comes out.

Posted on Feb 18, 2010

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Inserting the bit should be the same on all versions of the Makita 3612 router. It does depend on the bit size. Press the shaft lock to keep the shaft from turning. I think the lock is close to the handle on one side of the router when you hold the router with the bit/collet up. For small shaft bits, insert the appropriate collet sleeve into the collet cone. Then insert the bit completely into the sleeve. For larger shaft bits, insert the bit completely into the cone. Use the wrench to tighten the collet nut securely. Unlock the shaft lock. Do not over-tighten or leave the bit loose in the collet cone/sleeve. Over-tightening can break the collet cone. Leaving it loose can result in the bit flying out of the collet cone. Either way, injuries can occur. To remove a bit, loosen the collet nut and then remove the bit (or bit and collet sleeve).

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That's called a 'collet'. Sometimes you have to squeeze a collet to get it to go where you need to, but look both the 1/2" and 1/4" collets over carefully for a burr or flat spot that is causing them to not go together first.

If you see a spot that's keeping them from going together, work it on a fine oilstone. Any little irregularity can keep a collet chuck from gripping the tool well, so you want to be sure that there is no damage to them, also that there is no sawdust or sawdust residue in either collet. Once a collet tightens unevenly the tool will slip and you'll have trouble with it forever.

Once all is well, just get your little pair of Vise Grips and give it a gentle squeeze and it should slip right in.

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Are you asking how to put a router bit with a 1/2 inch shank into a router with a 1/4 inch collet? You need a 1/2 inch collet. Most routers with a 1/2 inch collet can also use a 1/4 inch collet. But smaller routers cannot use a 1/2 inch collet.
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any condensation or moisture that may have gotten on these items can cause almost invisible oxidation that you can remove easily by sanding. DO NOT USE WD40!!!


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