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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 video, you can learn the right way to install a router bit, resulting in a tight grip that will keep you out of harm’s way.

Get a set of quality router bits

Now you know the correct way to install a router bit, all you need now is a set of top quality router bits to get you started. One of the best sets on the market is the MLCS 8377 15-Piece Router Bit Set with Carbide-Tipped 1/2-Inch Shanks – it’s got all the profiles you’re likely to need and it’s a complete steal at under $40! 

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