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This hasn't been used in a long time and I'm trying to change the bit/head. Even with the Collet nut loosened, the bit that's in there will not budge. I even took the Collet nut right off to make sure there was no pressure and it's acting like one solid piece between the collet/collet nut and bit. Ideas?

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Is it possible to grip each part with a pliers and twist and pull at the same time to release the bit? Let some oil run into the collet before you do this.

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I'm glad your problem was resolved in the end.

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