Every so often, router bits get stuck in their collets – especially with older collets that aren’t selfreleasing. But, don’t be tempted to grab a pliers, or you could quickly ruin an expensive bit. Instead, I unplug the router, loosen the collet nut and clamp the bit between the wooden jaws of my bench vise. Then, it’s a simple matter of lifting the router carefully up and off the bit.
– Oneil Long
Mound City, Missouri