Keep a Router Bit in Place When Tightening the Collet
Issue: Issue 310
Posted Date: 9/25/2012
Many woodworkers like to use the router in conjunction with a router table. However, since it requires two wrenches (and two hands) to tighten the collet on most routers the bit will often slip too far down into the collet while both hands are busy. Thankfully, there is an easy solution-a clothespin to hold the bit in place while tightening the collet. Just be sure to remove the clothespin before starting the router.