What is the proper method of freeing a router bit from the collet for bit changes?
I place a 1/2″ rubber grommet in the bottom of my collet to prevent the bit from bottoming out. As the collet tightens, it pulls the bit slightly compressing the rubber. After loosening the collet nut, the collet does not release. I have been applying a couple of taps with the collet wrench to the side of the collet nut.
I am wondering if these sideward forces can damage my router.