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Re: Removing A Keyless Chuck

To: "Bedard, Justin" <>
Subject: Re: Removing A Keyless Chuck
From: Mike Sloane <>
Date: Tue, 06 Jul 1999 13:35:38 -0400
You are on the right track, Justin, but it takes a sharp blow to jar the chuck
loose. And you can hold the drill anywhere. If it were me, I wouldn't bother
with the soft hammer - I would give the wrench a shot with a large ball peen
hammer, and the longer the Allen wrench, the better. The problem is that the
gears in the drill want to turn when you hit the wrench, so you have to hit it
hard and quick, not slow and easy.


"Bedard, Justin" wrote:

> Hello,
> I recently purchased a DeWalt 3/8" drill with keyless chuck.  I want to put
> this 90 degree, 1-to-1 Craftsman adapter on the end of it so that I can
> drill this one tight spot.  The directions that come with the drill for
> removing the keyless chuck are:
> Stick the short end of a 1/4" or larger allen wrench in the chuck and
> tighten it down.  Next, get a soft hammer or piece of wood and hit the long
> end.  This will loosen the chuck so you can remove it by hand.
> Well, so far no luck.  I figure I would turn to this group for any
> suggestions.  Maybe I'm just being to timid since it's new, but I want to
> make sure I don't break it.  Is there any place I should be grabbing on the
> drill to hold it to make sure it doesn't turn when I'm hammering the wrench?
> I've been holding onto the metal part just before the yellow plastic.
> Here's a picture:
> Not high end stuff, but it's a _large_ step up from what I had.
> Thanks in advance,
> Justin


Mike Sloane
Allamuchy NJ

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