I have a power one of those.Had a tiler doing some work this week and used
it to do drilling with a bit with a big shaft which opened the chuck too far
and now it is stuck wide open .I am hoping that if I could get the chuck off
the drill that I may be able to do something with it.I have the manual that
came with the drill and there is an instruction and a sketch on how to
remove the chuck.A screw is mentioned but Im afraid I cannot find this
screw.Has anyone had this sort of trouble with drill ,please, and how did
you overcome it.
Reversible drills usually have a screw inside in the centre of the chuck
between the jaws to hold the chuck onto the end of the drive spindle. If it
works lose the jaws will tend to stick open so try tightening the screw
first instead of removing the chuck. The screw is left handed so you turn
the screw anti-clockwise to tighten, not clock-wise.
This screw is part of my problem.A diagram in the manual that came with the
drill shows where screw is supposed to be but in mine there is some sort of
cap.I was wondering if someone may have had the same problem and how they
If you mean the screw head has become flattened during use due to damage and
you can't get a grip with a screwdriver blade to tighten or loosen the screw
then the drill is knackered. Even if you managed to drill the screw head off
(using another drill) the screw shaft will still be in the spindle. Even if
you managed to drill the screw shaft out of the spindle you would then have
to create a new left hand thread. I am not aware that self-tapping screws
with left hand threads are readily available.
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