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    Colt Spindle Lock Problem

    Has anyone else had trouble with the spindle lock on their Colt failing. I've had mine repaired once after only changing bits a few times. It has failed again after only changing bits twice. I am not over tightening. I'm from the 'just tight enough' school of thought on router collets. There is a provision for a 10mm wrench instead if I can find one thin enough to fit the slots on the shaft.
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    It's a common problem on this router. Call Bosch and they will send you a wrench at no charge.

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    Inexpensive wrench + grinder = thin wrench

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    Thanks guys. I never liked that little push button anyway.

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    Last edited by Alan DuBoff; 02-27-2008 at 09:04 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alan DuBoff View Post
    Sorry Glenn, I'd love to help you but you didn't post pics of your 513x yet, one thing at a time...

    Seriously, if you got it, post some pics.

    I don't have a colt, so can't help on that...
    I got it. I just should have named the post better, my bad.

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    Mine started acting up also. I made a special wrench for it.
    Crappy design on the spindel lock if you ask me.
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    Agreed on the poor design. Its too bad because other than that its a well made tool. I got a wrench and the collet nut released quite easily. I think this will be fine and advise others to go ahead and just get a wrench. The first time mine failed the router was unusable. No need to go there if you don't have to.
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