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One hand works best when tightening collets

One hand works best when tightening collets

A tight collet prevents your router bit from slipping up or down and ensures safer routing. But those tight collets don't loosen easily. When tightening or loosening router collets, you actually can gain more leverage with one hand than if you used two. Here's how.

First, position the two wrenches so they fit within your grip. Squeeze the wrench handles together to tighten or loosen the collet. Doing it this way, you won't bang your knuckles together.

-- from the WOOD® magazine shop

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Comments (1)
Rockiesview wrote:

Still like both hands with arthritic hands/fingers

12/20/2011 10:13:56 PM Report Abuse

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