Router bit slipping

mpholway

Matt
Corporate Member
Hello all,
I have a Porter Cable router with a 1/2 " collect. I am trying to rout a 60" table top and the bit keeps slipping, irrespective of how much I tighten it. Any thoughts on what is wrong, needs to be fixed, adjusted, replaced?
Thanks,
Matt
 

creasman

Board of Directors, Development Director
Jim
Staff member
Corporate Member
Sounds like you need a new collet. These aren't very expensive (relative to the cost of a new router). Also, check the shaft of the bit to see if it's worn. Do all bits slip or just the one?
 

kserdar

Ken
Senior User
Too much moose spit on the shaft ...

Clean the collet and bit shaft. Check for wear/scratch marks on both.
If you have a micrometer, check the shaft diameter. could be under sized.
 

Michael Mathews

Michael
Corporate Member
Matt, which direction is it slipping? Further into the collet or out of the collet? This might help to diagnose the problem.
 

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