Removing Router Bearings

With proper technique, removing bearings from router bits can be a safe and straight-forward procedure.  Removing shaft-mounted bearingsfrom a bit is easiest - simply loosen a set screw in the locking collar and slide off the collar followed by the bearing.  This is easy because the set screw is perpendicular to the shaft. End-mounted bearings … Continue reading Removing Router Bearings

Router Collets Provide a Firm Grip

A collet is something that most of us take for granted.  Besides knowing that it is sized to hold the bit, what else is there to know?  Recently, I took the time to have a closer look at collets... after I dropped one on the floor... Most routers sold today come with a self-releasing collet. … Continue reading Router Collets Provide a Firm Grip