I was just putting a bit into my big plunge router and i use a technique i learned long ago to tighten the bit in the collet. (I’ve had a bit almost work itself free once and now i’m extra careful to make sure things are tight):
Instead of tightening or loosening with two hands (one on each wrench) i put the wrenches on so i can loosen or tighten by squeezing the two wrenches together.
Another thing i do without thinking is i always turn a screw backwards until i feel that little bump that means the two threads have engaged and then turn the screw forwards. Avoids most stripping situations (works for wood screws going back in the same hole too)
So i thought i’d ask…
Are there little things like this you do without thinking that maybe would not be obvious to someone else?