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post #1 of 4 Old 01-25-2015, 03:07 PM Thread Starter
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First post and boy do I need help!

I have a Bosch 1617 EVS router. I just purchased a new dovetail jig and was working on learning the set up. When I go to the router part, I installed the 1/2" to 8 mm collet adapter. It is a slotted sleeve bushing that goes into the 1/2" collet. I put the dove tail bit into it and tightened the collet, then realized I needed to do something else. I took out the bit but the collet adapter is way down into the router collet and I cannot get it out. I was able to remove the 1/2" removable part of the collet but the adapter is stuck in the fixed part of the router collet.

Has anyone experienced this and what did you do. I'm thinking I am going to have to try to remove that part of the collet/shaft from the router but am not sure how to do that. I tried putting some dry lubricant into where the adapter is stuck and prying with a screw driver but I have been unable to get it to budge.

Thanks in advance if anyone has a good suggested on how to get this out. Also open to suggestions on what I may have done wrong or how to avoid a similar experience in the future.
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post #2 of 4 Old 01-25-2015, 03:20 PM
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You should be able to remove the collet from the router and gently tap the adapter out with a drift punch. If you don't have a drift punch take a sixteen penny nail and grind the point off flat. It shouldn't take very much to knock the adapter out.
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I'm picturing it stuck somewhere other than where it maybe is. Got a picture??

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Got it. Thanks.
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