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Thread: changing bearing on Router Bit

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    changing bearing on Router Bit

    I am trying to change a bearing on a router bit, I haven't been able
    to loosen the allen screw. Which way should this turn ? is it a reverse thread ?
    I have tried both directions but no luck. I want to be sure I atleast have the direction right before I really bear down on it.

    thanks, Howie

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    All mine are "normal" threads; counter clockwise to remove. If this has been on awhile some liquid wrench might be in order.
    If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear. -- George Orwell


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    I have best luck with bit mounted in router, unpluged of coarse. Use collet wrench to hold collet, and allen wrench to turn screw. They are standard thread.

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    Try a squirt of WD-40 and let sit for 1/2 hour.
    John Lucas
    woodshopdemos

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    Every router bearing that I have removed has been normal - counterclockwise to remove them. I put mine in a vice (with wood jaws) and snug it. I have to do this if the bearing has never been removed (factory install). When I put them back I back off on the testosterone!
    If sawdust were gold, I'd be rich!

    Byron Trantham
    Fredericksburg, VA
    WUD WKR1

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