Gentle Taps Release Stuck Router Bits
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Q: After using a straight bit in my router recently, the bit wouldn't come out.I loosened the collet, but the bit is stuck good.How can I get it out? Michael Kaplan, Gulfport, MS A: Straight bits can be tough to get out when stuck, because if you pinch them too tightly, you risk cutting your fingers.
So, if a normal grip and muscle don't get it out, I'm afraid you'll have to coax it loose with a wooden mallet or a piece of wood.Don't give in to the temptation to rap the bit or collet with a metal hammer or to pull on the bit with pliers, both of which could damage the delicate collet threads.
Unstick a stuck bit.The first thing to try is a bit of elbow grease, but take care not to cut your fingers.If that doesn't work, tap on the side…...