Well I’ve run into an issue with my bit falling out of the dewalt 611 router. It was working great, cutting some 3/4" pine board at 3.5mm doc , 13mm/s xy, which I’ve cut at very well before. The collet is one of the elaire 1/8" ones from my Lr2 package. I can’t figure out what gives but I’m assuming somehow the collet is toast. I swapped bits, played around with how deep the bit is inserted, changed feed rates and about 5-10 seconds in it’s loose and the bit’s just rattling around at an angle. I’ve tried three different 1/8" single flute upcut bits, both hss and carbide bits, with no difference.
I can’t see visually that anything’s terribly wrong but with the speed of the rotation and number of times (6 or 7) I’ve tried and failed I’m lost. Of all the bits I thought may be problematic this isn’t one of them but it’s a showstopper unfortunately.
Any ideas great sages of LR2 land? Collets are cheap-ish but I’d rather not have to view these as consumables.