The chuck on my 6 month old Bosch (blue) drill is slipping the
drill/bit. No matter how hard I try to do it up, there is always a
little slippage, and it is getting worse.
I know I could send it back and get a new one from Bosch, but I use this
drill at least 3 days out of 5 every week, so it is pretty invaluable to
me, and I dont want to let it go for a couple of weeks to be repaired.
Hence I am on the lookout for a new chuck, as spending £30 on a new
chuck will save me loads of hassle.
So, how do I know which chuck to go for?
I'd like to avoid another Bosch one if that is possible. The Jacobs
chuck on my Dewalt is pretty good - it certainly seems more positive
than the Bosch.
And thread size? There is a crosshead screw inside the chuck, this is a
left hand thread I am told. I'm presuming the chuck is also threaded
onto the output shaft, or is it only the inside screw holding it on?
Thanks for any thoughts.
We were somewhere around Barstow, on the edge of the desert, when the
drugs began to take hold. I remember alan@darkroom.+.com (A.Lee) saying
Yep, the small screw is a LHT and the main screw on the chuck is a
I've no idea, I've not got enough time/enthusiasm to ring them and ask,
and now do not have much faith with a Bosch chuck when a better one is
If I wanted, I could dig out the receipt, drive over to the shop I
bought it from (30 mins from me), then leave them to sort it. This will
take me 3 hours minimum to take/collect it, and leave me without the
drill for 2 or 3 weeks I estimate. I dont have much spare time, so 3
hours to do this is a real PITA, and a far easier solution is to order a
new chuck off the web :
it from my local PO, and fit it at my leisure.
When I first started work, the Engineers used to use a WD40 type spray
for £6.99, when WD was around £2. I could never understand why they paid
over double for a similar consumable - their answer was 'we just ring
up the supplier, it is here next day, when we are desperate they will
bring out things at no extra charge same day, and also come out on a
Saturday with anything we need'.
Time is money. I can now see why they would pay more for reliable
service - when you are busy, you just dont have time to ring round
different suppliers to get the best/cheapest price, you want something
guaranteed to be there when you order it - hence I would rather pay £30
than spend hours trying to sort out something.
I've been caught out more than once in the last 6 months by trying
different suppliers who were cheaper than anyone else.
A local fencing company advertised as 'under new management', so I
thought I'd try them again. £450 order, ~£50 cheaper than the current
supplier. I gave them the order with 8 days notice. They said 9am
delivery?. No, 11am would be better. OK, we'll be there at 11am next
So that day, I had employed a Labourer to unload/move stuff. 11am come
and went. At 12, I rang them, after much mumbling, and asking "where the
delivery was to,yes sorry, we are running a bit late, will be there at
3pm come and went, I rang them again, "sorry, running a bit late will be
We were stuck on site with nothing to do, so we went home. I called into
the suppliers on the way home - my stuff was just being loaded on the
van, with the fence panels dripping wet - they had only just come out of
the treatment tank, showing that they had only just been made.
Then to top it all, they did a short delivery, so I had to go back and
fetch more stuff from them.
The £50 cheaper first price actually cost me £100 more in the end.
I've already got 2 spares drills, but they are not as good as this one,
- when you use something every day, you know what it can do, and how
long it will last.