Router lifts make height adjustments simple on a router table, but changing bits can be more challenging. Rockler’s Offset Router Collet Wrenches should make the job easier on your knuckles while helping you loosen the collet nut with confidence. The steel wrenches, which come in a pair, are offset by 1 in. and have 1-1/8-in. openings that are compatible with most Porter-Cable routers. Just remove the router plate’s insert ring and lower the wrenches down into the opening to engage the arbor and collet nut. Integral aluminum catches on the top wrench will prevent it from slipping off the nut while tightening or loosening. The wrench handles also have rubber overmolds to make them more comfortable to grip.
Rockler’s Offset Router Collet Wrenches (item 59408) sell for $19.99 per set and are available online, at Rockler stores nationwide or through the printed catalog.