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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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
Pssssssttt ( ya wanna know a secret?) When you buy a product from Sears, they make nothing. They have things made to their specs by other manufacturers. So what are the odds you searched a part number and came up with the exact same item made by somebody else? More interesting - Ryobi started as a die cast business in 1943 and Milwaukee has been around since 1924. Do you think they might make parts for each other or did Ryobi ( Japanese Co who has a manufacturing facility in China) make a cheaper part that uses the same number on purpose? I think you might be pretty safe with the cheaper part. Good Luck, this should Fixya!
Posted on Mar 19, 2009
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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Mike, The fit is just a little more snug than you expect. The collet is springy, and will expand to fit your bits, even if they were oversize (which is very unlikely). Put on a leather glove and just push the shank of the bit into the collet. Do not try to file down the shank of your router bits, you will only make them run eccentric. You don't need to remove the collet. Just loosen the locking nut about a half turn after it is easy to turn. Good luck. Thanks for using FixYa. Al Kupchella
Posted on Apr 21, 2010
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