Router Collet - could not loosen

hey guys. i wanted to use the flush trim bit in the table router today but was unable to loosen the collet. not sure if the collet nut needs replacing or a new collar tool. anyway, i was left unfulfilled as a noob. cheers!

Were you able to loosen the collet nut? The taper for the 1/2" collet can get jammed from over tightening.

This is a reminder that taper collets tighten with just steady tightening. No need for gorilla strength.

i guess my description was off, i could not loosen the collet nut. sorry for the bad description.

No worries.

This is reminder that a decently snugged up collet nut provides a lot of clamping force since it is pushing on a taper.