about Router Bits - Part 6
Tips for Mounting Router Bits
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mounting router bits, insert the bit all the way into the
collet (or chuck), then back it out about 1/16" to 1/8"
before tightening. This simple technique will help prevent
the transferring of heat and vibrations from the bit to
the router motor armature.
inserting a bit into the collet or chuck, inspect both the
bit and its holder to be sure they are clean and free of
pitch build-up. If not, clean the collet (or chuck) and
bit shank with a sawblade cleaner or oven cleaner prior
to mounting. If you're using a bearing piloted bit, be sure
NOT to get any solvents or cleaners on the bearings while
performing this operation.
be certain the collet or chuck is tightened securely around
the bit shank. Failure to do so could cause galling, which
will ruin the bit, and potentially, the collet (or chuck).
miss Part 7: Storing Router Bits