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Forum topic by NewfieDan posted 01-07-2012 11:04 PM 815 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-07-2012 11:04 PM

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I just noticed that three jaws on my cordless drill are out of alignment. I think the chuck needs to be replaced. I took out the bolt that holds the chuck on, but I don’t know how to remove the chuck from the shaft. Does anyone know to remove the chuck so I can replace it?


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#1 posted 01-07-2012 11:11 PM

Put the chuck key in the chuck like normal and strike the chuck key CLOCKWISE to unscrew it.
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#2 posted 01-09-2012 10:31 PM

The chuck is a kelyless chuck. I even tried to hold the chuck with a set of pliers and use the drill itself. I just stalled the drill out. I don’t have enough room to get a a second set of pliers between the chuck and the drill body. It didn’t work either. The drill is about 10yrs old and the chuck has never been off. Other than this it is a great drill and I don’t want to toss it yet. I am thinking about using a heat gun to warm up the chuck. It ia an old mechanics trick to help free stuck bolts. Think this may help?

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#3 posted 01-10-2012 03:19 AM

Ah, use a pair of vise grips and do the same as with the key. And maybe some penitrating oil. It will come off

MIKE

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#4 posted 02-06-2012 06:05 PM

I figured out why it wouldn’t come off. The set screw in the center was getting jammed by the jaw that was out of alignment with the others. Somehow one of the jaws was too far out when compared to the other 2 jaws. The set screw in the center was jammed and couldn’t be taken out. I ended up having to cut of the chuck to get the set screw out of the center.

It took a while and a couple of cut off discs for my Dremel tool but I git it off. Now, once I get the new chuck I will put a small drop of “Never-Seize” on the threads. That should make it easier to get off, if I ever have to in the future.

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#5 posted 02-07-2012 05:01 AM

Sometimes that’s the way it has to be done. One time I had to cut the whole thing off with an angle grinder.
MIKE

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