Help with Ryobi Plunge router

Folks... this sucks. I have the fore mentioned Ryobi plunge router which used to seem like a decent tool. (It's not quite 2 years old) Well, I've been using it mostly in my router table for quite some time making some trim pieces and various items, and then didn't touch it for about 3 months. Then I go out and try to remove the bit I'd left in there (3 months ago) to insert another bit for my current project. Joy of Joys! It won't come out! When I lock off the shaft and then use the factory supplied wrench to loose the chuck, the chuck won't loosen, and instead the lock just slips right out. I don't consider myself a strong guy at all, but it looks like the lock is pretty much useless/rounded over. Great idea making a shaft lock out of plastic!!
Anyone know how I can get my bit back short of hitting it with a generous amount of oxygen and acetyline??? Already tried soaking with CLP... no joy.
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I don't know much about the Ryobi so this may not help - but, here is my suggestion. Remove the router from what ever base it's in if possible. Then clamp the bit between two pieces of wood in a vise. You should then be able to loosen the nut.
Good luck,
Erik

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I suspect that yours is the same model as mine. I had to take apart/bust apart the top to get ride of the offending useless lock. The slotted pot metal that is supposed to grab the shaft probably cracked.
I then used a dremmel tool to grind two flats onto the motor shaft, right above the collet nut, to fit a popular sized wrench-I don't remember which.
I own a few Ryobi tools, and this is the first time the design was deficient. The guy that approved that design should have been forced to buy them all back.
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Jim in NC



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