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Author Topic: OF 1400 Problem - Can't get bit out of collet  (Read 2667 times)

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Offline octapalos

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OF 1400 Problem - Can't get bit out of collet
« on: September 03, 2012, 04:42 PM »
need help !! am I doint something wrong??

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Offline PeterK

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RE: OF 1400 Problem - Can't get bit out of collet
« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2012, 04:49 PM »
Festool router collets are 2 step. Meaning when you loosen the collet, it will come loose then feel tight again. You have to keep loosening it past that point to get the collet to fully release the shank of the bit.

Offline Alan m

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RE: OF 1400 Problem - Can't get bit out of collet
« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2012, 05:48 PM »
welcome to the fog.
the above is true and probably the issue but sometimes this happens to me. i open the collet nut both time but the bit is still held. i find that pulling the bit doesnt help . i find pushing the bit back into the collet first solves the problem. it will pull  out easily. this also happens on my dremel
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