I just purchased two new router bit sets and I cannot get the bits out
of the plastic inserts that hold them in place in the storage boxes. I
thought about using some penetrating oil but thought I should check with
you all to see if that was not so smart.
Any ideas or info would be greatly appreciated.
Anxiously waiting to rout,
No. Don't use oil. When you do get them out you want them to be held tightly
in the collet. Maybe an exacto knife to open up the plastic holder. By the
way, what brand are they? JG
A penetrating oil should be fine but use just enough so that it does not
become too slippery.. I have been using WD -40 for years to help prevent
the shafts from rusting. Aslo, if you have the clearance wrap a paper towel
around the business end to protect you hand while gripping and twisting.
Are you talking about plastic or the dipped protective coating? If its the
dipped coating I just use a scrap piece of wood and run the bit thru it. At
28,000 rpm it won't take much to remove it. I've never received a bit that
was coated with a hard plastic just that rubberized coating.
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