Maybe take a wooden clamp (hand screw or regular clamp with wooden
blocks) tighten it on the bit and pull it off twist if necessary. Try
twisting it in the direction it spins... thinking it picked up a burr
and its against the turn direction, with it might free it up.
Got it ... and I am embarrassed beyond measure to report I was tightening it instead of loosening it. I misread the docs on the direction to turn. That's what I get for trying to read something upside down (the docs, not me).
On Thursday, May 1, 2014 2:04:32 PM UTC-5, woodchucker wrote:
Yes, support the turret so that you do not force it to move in the
direction that it normally moves. Festool advised me many years ago to
preferably apply force either up or down. Apparently you can knock the
left and right calibration out of whack if you force in those,
left/right, directions. And support the turret on a bench top with the
bit hanging our over the edge.
Other than that a penetrating lube should work, I do find that the bit
does get tight so anything past a little snug when reinstalled is too much.
I wonder if a bit of Teflon tape or grease might alleviate the problem.
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