I have the Carbide compact router and ordered the precision collet set from Carbide 3d. I have no issues with the 1/4 collet but the 1/8 is extremely tight. I installed it for a project and it would not come out of the router. I was able to get the bit out with a pair of pliers but the collet wouldn’t budge. After some time I was able to work the collet loose, but now I am unable to fit a bit in the collet.
Has anyone else experienced this with the 1/8 precision collet?
@WillAdams I also have this exact problem, except for both sizes. My router came with the 1/8" & 1/4" collets, which I assume are the precision collets you also sell. The machining looked very nice, but they seem to be very soft material. Mine also got stuck.
I had assumed I overtightened them, but then I realized that they have no auto ejection mechanism like ER collets.
I had the same problem with the precision collets in my Makita router. I tried the plier route a couple of times but then figured out I could use a rare earth magnet attached to a piece of scrap plywood to pull the collet out. Worked much easier and without the damage the plier method seemed to cause.