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I have a brand new Ryobi router model ERT241200. Am I supposed to insert the 1/4'' collet into the cavity where the collet nut is, then insert the bit into the collet and tighten the collet nut? I thought this was the obvious thing to do, but the collet does not fit in the cavity - it (ie the collet) is slightly too big. Am I supposed to apply a lot of force and tap/punch it in? I have not found the manual helpful on this point. I am new to all this and any help would be greatly appreciated!

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Do you have the collet upside down? It should fit in nicely and the lock nut fit over the top, no problem, If it doesn't, something is wrong. They only make 2 sizes of collets for router bits, 1/4 and 1/2 , if they get their parts from somebody who makes just collets, you could have easily gotten a different size in there. See if a router bit will fit the hole, then go to the store where you bought the router and ask them to try it in your router and see if it fits, they might have collets on the shelf. Check it out.

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