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Off center collet or mechanism. Return it. I like the Colt. If you can't find a good one get a different brand. But I did have a similar problem and got another and it was fine. I didn't bother to see why it vibrated, it did and I didn't want it.

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The bit doesn't spin true. It cams.

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That almost sounds like the bit isn't being held "square" in the collet I could see it if the bit were bent slightly but with a new bit

EDIT - Just caught up with Leo's post... I agree.

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Off center collet or mechanism. Return it. I like the Colt. If you can't find a good one get a different brand. But I did have a similar problem and got another and it was fine. I didn't bother to see why it vibrated, it did and I didn't want it.
Right. The first router was dancing on the wood. I think the collet was cracked all the way through at one of the expansion slots causing it to off center as it was tightened.

I like the Colt too. Right size, right hp for the not so big edge details. I fail to understand why it requires 3 moves to remove it from the base. I understand the lock for micro but the other one is overkill.

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Maybe there's a market for hand held vibrators......? Check the interweb.
I'm laughin. We all know there's a market for one.

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Right. The first router was dancing on the wood. I think the collet was cracked all the way through at one of the expansion slots causing it to off center as it was tightened.

I like the Colt too. Right size, right hp for the not so big edge details. I fail to understand why it requires 3 moves to remove it from the base. I understand the lock for micro but the other one is overkill.

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Why do you remove it from the base? So, unhitch the latch, spin it until it clicks and then pull the base off the router. Takes a few seconds.

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I'm laughin. We all know there's a market for one.

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I do know this however, wood movement is like a bowel movement, once it starts it's very difficult to stop....just sayin'
Since this thread has been well executed it's probably time to lighten up a bit.

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Why do you remove it from the base? So, unhitch the latch, spin it until it clicks and then pull the base off the router. Takes a few seconds.
I remove all routers when changing bits or bases. I guess I'll get the hang of it but it's like no other router so....

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I do know this however, wood movement is like a bowel movement, once it starts it's very difficult to stop....just sayin'
Since this thread has been well executed it's probably time to lighten up a bit.
Oh he'll yes!

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I remove all routers when changing bits or bases. I guess I'll get the hang of it but it's like no other router so....

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I never remove it. I might lower the base a little bit, push the red lock button and spin the wrench 1/4 turn and the bit pops out.

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Maybe there's a market for hand held vibrators......? Check the interweb.
He should just give it to his wife

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He should just give it to his wife
Are you implying I spend too much time in my shop? :)

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Okay here are some pics. You all decide. This is the 3rd router.

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Here we have the setting close to zero. The indicator is setting on the fence.

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In this picture I have rotated the bit with my finger 1/2 turn. The bit turns more like a May pole than a top. 7 thou give or take a half thou.

What say you?

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I put another bit in it. Same thing. Dial indicator shows 12 thou different. Going back to big blue box store in the morning.
Now that I know what you mean, no, my Colt does not have that problem.
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A bent bit could give the same readouts and I've personally seen several long flush trim bits that vibrated badly no matter which router they were in. Try the bit in another outer if you have one. Or try another bit from a different manufacturer in the same router.

It could also be some debris in between the tapered grip and the tapered hole causing the assembly to not lock down in line with the shaft.

Precision Bits makes a much improved and far more precise collet for the Colts. They include emphasis on keeping that socket clean, and the tools you need to clean it with.
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bent bit? possibly?

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Put a drill rod in the collet. Put a dial indicator on the base. Rotate the collet/arbor. What do you get?
Is your trusted straight bit no longer straight?
Further analysis is needed....
I would still try this just to be certain.

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Now that I know what you mean, no, my Colt does not have that problem.
Did you check it?

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A bent bit could give the same readouts and I've personally seen several long flush trim bits that vibrated badly no matter which router they were in. Try the bit in another outer if you have one. Or try another bit from a different manufacturer in the same router.

It could also be some debris in between the tapered grip and the tapered hole causing the assembly to not lock down in line with the shaft.

Precision Bits makes a much improved and far more precise collet for the Colts. They include emphasis on keeping that socket clean, and the tools you need to clean it with.
You must be in 4D mode. It's brand new still has the cord tied up never been plugged in. I have been using the bit in another router and the bit in the pic is brand new. I'll try it in the best router ever made. PC 690.

If I keep the Colt, which I doubt. I'll get a collet from Precision. Thanks

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I would still try this just to be certain.
See above post Oby Juan. Their collet can't suck enough.

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