How to Install a Router Bit
Learn the right way to install a router bit for safer woodworking
Installing a router bit correctly requires more than just tightening a collet nut. A router’s collet is designed to draw the tool’s bit in towards the motor. Allowing the bit’s shank to bottom out inside the tool can result in a bit that works its way out of the collet while spinning at high speed. Not only can this ruin a beautiful workpiece, it can spark a safety disaster.
In this Wood Tips video, Fine Woodworking senior web producer Ed Pirnik demonstrates the right way to install a router bit, resulting in a tight grip that will keep you out of harm’s way.
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