Just wondering - how easy is it to mount a known-straight bit or rod
straight into a keyless chuck?
I usually have to loosen-adjust-retighten the bit into the chuck maybe
a half dozen times before a brad point spins straight without
noticeable wobble at the bit tip.
The drill I'm using is a Makita MForce 14.4v with 1/2in Rohm chuck
(6337DWDE). It's new.
Your chuck is crooked. I think that one in a hundred times I get a drill bit
chucked wrong the first time. Typically only on a tiny bit too. This is true
for all of the dozens of drills I have used. 6 times is ridiculous.
If it is new, take it back.
this is kinda hard to describe in words but here goes
I am right handed I hold the drill in my right hand pointing up
drop the drill in the chuck I have My left thumb and fore finger on
the drill bit I touch the trigger to get the drill turning slow
I let My fore finger and thumb align the drill at teh same time I
am squeezeing the chuck bock with my pinkie and ring finger ti
ghetn up the chuck when it all looks good I stop the drill moter and
finish tightening by hand
thsi is just a reflex action I had to stop and think about the steps
to write it down
its something you just have to see
try it with a wooden dowl til you get the hang of it so you don't
chew up your hands
DAMHIKT (dont Ask Me How I Know this )
On 17 Jul 2003 08:55:03 -0700, firstname.lastname@example.org (Daniel) wrote:
Many 1/2" drill chucks do not go down to tiny and are better suited for 1/8"
and larger. If you are using a small bit, try closing the chuck all the way
and then opening until the bit will just slip in between the jaws, then
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