Tom, I’ve had this router for a few years and only used it a couple times, but if my memory serves me (don’t count on it), the ½” collet is fixed in the unit (a ¼” collet goes inside the fixed ½” collet). So I think I need to remove the bit and leave the collet.Can you get a tapered punch in the hole, tap it in to pop the bit and collet?
If that is not possible, a wedge between the collet and the end of the motor shaft. You should get a nut to fit the motor shaft so you don't damage the threads. The wedge can work off the nut. You can also make a fork, put it under the collet flange and use the nut to lift it out.
Not sure I follow? Tap it in?Sometimes putting a block of wood over the bit and giving it a few taps breaks friction so you can pull them out. I leave 1/8"-1/16" clearance at the bottom just for this.
Tin, I’m thinking about torching the whole thing and roasting marshmallows :laughing:If the above don't help, maybe toasting the outside with a torch would expand it enough to release. Not too much, though. :laughing:
That's just a stupid way of doing it.Tom, I’ve had this router for a few years and only used it a couple times, but if my memory serves me (don’t count on it), the ½” collet is fixed in the unit (a ¼” collet goes inside the fixed ½” collet). So I think I need to remove the bit and leave the collet.
I think the bits more expensive than the router :laughing:Grip the bit with a pair of vice grips and hit the vice grips.
Spray a little starting fluid in the hole and lite it off. :thumbup:Might want to stand back a little though. :laughing:I think the bits more expensive than the router :laughing:
So if I understand correctly, I should douse it in lighter fluid – hit it with a torch then whack it with a 2 x 4? I’ll let you know how it worked after the fire department leaves :laughing:
No video?:whistlingThe fire department just left.
Anyone want to purchase a gently used, charred and slightly whacked on Ridgid router? Comes with ¼” straight bit w/ ½” shank! The bit is broken and the motor shaft is probably bent (just a little) – but I’ll make you a good deal on it!