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#16 caseguy OFFLINE  

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Posted May 17, 2012 - 04:47 PM

...I have one drill that has a 1/2 chuck and it quit on me a few weeks ago. How hard is it to switch the chuck?


That greatly depends on the drill. There's a set screw of sorts in the bottom of the open jaws that must be removed first. That set screw is LEFT HAND THREADED! (That's righty loosey, lefty tighty LOL). After that is removed, the chuck should unscrew with regular right hand threads.

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Posted May 17, 2012 - 04:53 PM

Ok, thanks steve! I will see if they are interchangeable.

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Posted May 17, 2012 - 05:04 PM

Steve is right to the best of my knowledge. That is how I changed the chuck on my old drill. Good luck.

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Posted May 17, 2012 - 05:44 PM

I looked, the dill on the press stand does not have the screw in the opening. Oh well, its not that big of a deal, I can just leave that one on there.

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Posted May 24, 2012 - 06:37 AM

Ryan, I used to work repairing Makita tools. Some chucks are loctited in place and others use a tapered thread so they fasten tightly. That can make them tough to get off even without a set screw. The way we removed chucks once the set screw was removed was by putting an Allen key in the chuck and giving it (the key, not the chuck) a short, sharp tap with a hammer. Depending on the drill, you may have to find a way to keep the motor from spinning when you do that. Repeat as necessary.

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Posted May 31, 2012 - 06:05 AM

IMO, Ryan, I wouldn't swap chucks. Thats a good, quality tool that's served well for a long time and 1) It might not like adding larger and larger drills and 2) You said smooth which tells me it spins "true" with little or no run-out (wobble) Modern general use chucks -unless you're ready to drop some cash-won't run as true as that one.

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Posted May 31, 2012 - 05:04 PM

Nice good ole' relic!

Most portable drills have a left-thread screw inside the chuck the holds it in place, but I don't know if the two chucks would be interchangable.

Edit Oops I had missed the posts above... It's not likely, but would your drill have a taper shaft clutch like drill presses have possibly?

Edited by Wayne195, May 31, 2012 - 07:11 PM.





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