Quick Change Collets Make Routing Easier
Toss away your wrenches and change router bits with the twist of an allen wrench
Routers—be they mounted in a table or handheld—are incredibly versatile tools for woodworkers. But changing router bits is widely considered an annoying task. On older routers, two wrenches are required to change a bit, and on newer models with collet locks, woodworkers will still require a single wrench. Access to the collet nut becomes particularly frustrating when the tool is mounted in a router table.
In recent years however, the “quick change collet” has made bit changes faster and easier than ever. In this short video, Fine Woodworking contributing editor Roland Johnson demonstrates how to use a quick change collet, putting an end to all those pesky wrenches for various routers strewn about your workshop drawers.
To learn more about the Muscle Chuck collet system, be sure to visit Muscle Chuck’s website.
Video courtesy of Taunton Workshops.