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Forum topic by zindel posted 12-29-2011 05:29 AM 660 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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zindel

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12-29-2011 05:29 AM

Okay so i have started to notice that my drill has been getting harder to open and close the chuck. Its a hand crank chuck and i just think its getting dirty…anyway to clean this or lube it up? Anyone else have this problem?

-- If you can't fix it with a hammer, You've got an electrical problem.


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#1 posted 12-29-2011 05:26 PM

On mine I just prepare for the dripping and put the WD40/PBblaster/SeaFoam or whatever I have to it. Let it soak, open and close the chuck, repeat . If it doesn’t improve you might need a new chuck. -Jack

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#2 posted 12-29-2011 06:25 PM

Jack do you remove the chuck first or just kinda drip some into the chuck and move it around?

-- If you can't fix it with a hammer, You've got an electrical problem.

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#3 posted 12-29-2011 06:35 PM

Remove chuck from drill and soak in in diesel fuel oil for a few days.
Just keep opening and closing chuck when you remember.
This will take out most of the dirt.
Works on padlocks as well

-- ... Never Apologise For Being Right ...

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#4 posted 12-29-2011 06:39 PM

FYI -

chucks don’t like liquid based lubricants or WD40 unless you are using it to clean it and then completely dry (as in take off the jaws and really fully dry it) – what might happen is that then dust, debris, sawdust, chips and the likes will get caught in the liquid/paste/grease and will jam the chuck even further to the point it can ruin it.

there is graphite lubricant for chucks that is in dry form for this purpose.

most likely something is stuck in there or it has started to rust, or is simply dirty (just thinking of the possibilities), see if you can fully open it, and clean it with some brushes – see if you can see any debris or anything else stuck in there and try to lube it with graphite.

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#5 posted 12-30-2011 05:21 AM

Zindel, If you have a drill press it’s easy/easier to remove the chuck. I have always had an awful time removing the chucks on smaller drills – when I get them off they have to be replaced. (Gotta be doing it wrong I guess.) I would try leaving the hand drill chuck on first. Remove it if you have to. -Jack

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