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bubbaw

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01-07-2021 12:09 PM

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I bought a used 3 1/4hp Triton router that I can’t get the 1/2” bits to tighten properly. they will have a slight wiggle when tightened. I have cleaned the collet and tightened the bit at different heights. It seems that the collet is too large for the bits. could the collet be metric instead of standard?

-- Isaiah 40:31


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#1 posted 01-07-2021 12:34 PM

Are you sure it’s not the arbor that’s wiggling? Also, did you knock the collet out of the nut and clean things with them separated? I have the 1/2” collet out of mine (the 2 1/4 HP model) and if any measurements of it would help I can do that. You might try to spin the bit after you tighten it down, if it spins it’s loose….if not there’s other things to consider.

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#2 posted 01-07-2021 12:47 PM

The 1/4” collet works fine. I cleaned the 1/2” collet but didn’t knock the collet out of the nut. Will try that and let you know how it works.

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#3 posted 01-07-2021 02:17 PM

Also, have you tried different bits? If you have some more, it would rule out the bits as the problem.

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#4 posted 01-07-2021 02:20 PM

Perhaps that’s why the previous owner sold it?

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#5 posted 01-07-2021 02:35 PM

I knocked the collet from the nut and cleaned it the best I know how, but didn’t help. Then knocked the 1/4” collet from its nut and put the 1/2” collet in that nut. Pulled down with no wiggle, will give it a working test this afternoon and let ya’ll know the results. Could have been previous owner had swapped them by accident. I thank ya’ll for your interest in helping me.

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#6 posted 01-07-2021 05:41 PM

Does the 1/4” collet work in the other (the old 1/2”) nut?

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#7 posted 01-07-2021 06:48 PM

I did some test runs with both 1/2” and 1/4” bits and both seemed to work fine. I used a 1/4” up cut in the 1/4” collet and it didn’t move. Couldn’t use it before as it slipped up. I believe both were not seating properly. I swapped the nuts and collets so I am good to go, I hope. Thanks

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#8 posted 01-07-2021 09:10 PM

There’s a couple things I do with my routers one is put a little rubber grommet in the bottom of the housing. ( I get them from Sommerfeld Tools). This keeps the bit from bottoming out and allows the fingers on the collet to fully tighten.

Also, when using matched set bits like rail and stile or tongue and groove, when you swap bits, odds are it will be all set.

The second thing I do especially when I need as much exposed bit as possible, is to remove the collet completely, insert the bit until it reaches the bottom, and make a depth mark. This ensures the shaft is completely engaged.

-- Everything is a prototype thats why its one of a kind!!

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