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Forum topic by juniorjock posted 01-22-2012 03:40 AM 683 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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juniorjock

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01-22-2012 03:40 AM

Topic tags/keywords: craftsman c3 chuck

My brother gave me a set of Craftsman C3 tools. They all work well (better than what I had). My problem is with the drill. No matter what I do, the bit will eventually fall out. Usually at a bad time. Anyone else had this experience?


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#1 posted 01-22-2012 04:24 AM

Sounds like the chuck might be bad. You can replace it for 30 bucks or so

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#2 posted 01-22-2012 04:50 AM

It’s Crapsmen….............the worst Chinese crap next to Black & Darker
That’s why it was given to you.
I just tossed a set of earphone TV amplifiers against the wall that I paid $100.00 for, named “Rockfish”
More crap with American sounding names made in Asia.
I’m sick of it.

-- When I was a boy, I was told "anyone can be President", now I'm beginning to believe it!

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#3 posted 01-22-2012 05:45 AM

The C3 is made by Ryobi…it’s very similar to the Ryobi 18v set.

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#4 posted 01-22-2012 11:23 PM

Thanks guys.

jim, I agree with you about the quality of Craftsman tools, but when someone (like my brother) uses their hard-earned money to purchase a gift for me, I’m not the type person to say “I don’t want that, its not the right brand of tool”. Sure wouldn’t make me look too good, would it? Some people may not have as much knowlege about tools, like you do.

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#5 posted 01-22-2012 11:42 PM

I have a porter cable that does the same thing. I think when you stop and the brake catches, it has the forward momentum to actually begin to loosen the chuck. just crank it real tight, you should be ok

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#6 posted 01-22-2012 11:51 PM

I didn’t know it was a gift, let alone new.
Reading your post, I thought it was a tool he used and was not happy with it.
My intent was to point out the junk Craftsman tools are, not to diss your brother. Sorry.
If he gave you a gift receipt with it, can you return it and get some of their hand tools, like wrenches, screwdrivers etc.?

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#7 posted 01-23-2012 03:02 AM

No problem jim, and surely no need for an apology. I could have been a little more specific in the OP.

Was trying to see if any LJs had the C3 drill and had problems. I’ve had a DeWalt for years and never had any problems like this. Thinking back, I had a B&D drill that I never had any trouble with (except when it died).

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