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wabbitpoo

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Just bought a new router (a big yellow fella) and the router bits get well stuck in the 1/4" collet. I have to remove the whole collect and then the bits comes out. What could I lubricate it with that doesn't end up making it a dust-collecting sticky mess? I have tried PTFE spray but it didn't seem to make a difference.
 

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I assume you are talking about a DeWalt? Have you clipped the collet into the nut, before inserting the cutter?
To take the bit out, you have to release the nut until it is free, turn some more and it will tighten slightly and then it eject the collect and release the bit. There is no need to remove the nut/collet assembly completely.
Never ever lubricate the collet.

Bob
 
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