A Kress woodworking router may seem off topic at first, but the subject is
relevant. I am looking for ideas to ease the removal of the collet which
jams in the holder so tightly that I have to tap it out with a hammer on a
drift behind the edge. This is even after extracting the router bit by
jacking it out with the collet nut. I have no idea if the 0.25" collet is a
standard engineering design or a special made by Kress.
I am considering making a hole through the side of the collet holder so that
a tapered piece of brass can be inserted behind the collet to wedge it out.
Does this seem reasonable, or are there alternative solutions?
15 years ago