05:32PM | 02/26/03
Member Since: 02/25/03
1 lifetime posts
I have a 2HP Variable speed Ryobi router and it is 1/2" with a 1/4" adapter. While using a roundover bit, the bit became stuck in the adapter. Any ideas on how to get it free or should I just buy another adapter? More importantly, how can I avoid this from happening in the future?


03:43PM | 04/04/03
Member Since: 10/15/02
359 lifetime posts
Usually when the bit sticks you can get it out by fully unscrewing the retaining nut which in most cases applies pressure under the bit. All my Crafts-man routers have a lock ring on the collet for just that sort of thing. My porter cable doesnt, but I have yet to have a bit stick in it. I dont know about the RYobi though, never thought they were worth purchasing for doing the work I do with hardwoods, so I dont know how they are set up. If you can slip an open end wrench under the bit above the collet, you can force it out that way and hopefully not damage the bit. As for preventing it, first use a good quality bit, I have found cheaper bits have soft metal shafts that tend to mar easy, second make sure that you tighten the bit securely to prevent the bit from turning inside the collet, which causes marring, which I believe is what happened to yours, the bit only needs to turn 1/8 of a turn to get messed up. THird and most important, feed rate, try not to take off too much too fast, that tends to force the bit to turn backwards in the collet, which can cause marring, which can cause it to stick. Once you get it out, get a good strong light and magnafying glass and inspectg both the bit and the router/collet for any marring.


Post a reply as Anonymous

Photo must be in JPG, GIF or PNG format and less than 5MB.


type the code from the image


Post_new_button or Login_button

A simple banquette piled with pillows and lit from above with a wall sconce is a tempting spot to curl up with a favorite ... Built on a rocky island in the Drina River, near the town of Bajina Basta, Serbia, this wooden house was cobbled together ... Large steel-framed windows flood the interior of this remodeled Michigan barn with daylight. The owners hired Northworks A... Edging formed with upside-down wine bottles is a refreshing change. Cleverly and artistically involving recycled materials... A Washington State couple called on BC&J Architects to transform their 400-square-foot boathouse into a hub for family bea... Similar to the elevated utensil concept, hanging your pots and pans from a ceiling-mounted rack keeps them nearby and easy... For windows, doors, and mirrors that could use a little definition, the Naples Etched Glass Border adds a decorative flora... The thyme growing between these stepping stones adds a heady fragrance to strolls along this lush, low-maintenance garden ... Decoupage is an easy way to add any paper design to your switch plate, whether it is wallpaper, scrapbook paper, book page... Twine lanterns add pops of crafty—but sophisticated—flair to any outdoor setting. Wrap glue-soaked twine around a balloon ... When securely fastened to a tree or the ceiling of a porch, a pallet and some cushioning make the ideal place to lounge. V... Reluctant to throw away any of those unidentified keys in your junk drawer? Hang them from a few chains attached to a simp... A stripped-down model, sans screened porch, starts out at $79,000. Add the porch, a heated floor for the bath, and all the... Salvaged boards in varying widths and colors make up the dramatic accent wall in this attic space. The high-gloss white of... This garden shed has been decked out to the nines. Designer Orla Kiely created the intimate home for a flower trade show, ...
Newsletter_icon Google_plus Facebook Twitter Pinterest Youtube Rss_icon