You can remove your 3/8 chuck and buy a 1/2 that fits the same
thread pattern. A good hardware store should have ii.
You could also buy the same 1/2 chuck and install it on a bolt and
saw off the head to chuck in your 3/8. The 3/8 spindle should be
a 3/8-24 thread. The 1/2 spindle should be a 1/2-20. They also
make 1/2 chuck with a 3/8-24 thread.
Keep the whole world singing . . . .
There are 1/2" drills which are stepped down to fit 3/8" chucks. I've had a
Craftsman set from the mid 70's with just that on the 1/2 drill. Try
www.use-enco.com or www.mcmaster.com for specialty items such as this.
Sat, Nov 3, 2007, 6:18pm (EDT-3) email@example.com (Jay Pique) doth
mumble and query:
Is there any sort of 1/2" chuck that you can chuck into a 3/8" chuck so
you can use half inch drill bits with your 3/8" drill?
Probably. Somewhere. I wouldn't buy one, I'd spend my money on a
drill with a 1/2" chuck instead.
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You KNOW the answer, JP... you're just looking for confirmation..
YES, you should buy a nice 1/2 drill-driver and at least one extra battery and
You're welcome, glad to support a fellow tool junkie..
Please remove splinters before emailing
You can buy a Makita 9/16" hammer drill, keyless (Makita HP1501K) for
about 69.00 on line.
I got one free with my LS1013 SCMS, (I wouldn't have bought one 'cuz I
already had a 1/2" Milwaukee, but what the hey...it was free.) and now
it is the most used drill in my shop. (The cordless ones seem to
always hide in boxes or bags somewhere.... the cord actually serves as
a locator as well.<G>)
Lots of balls, will run at high speeds and just a nice grip too.
I've got a 1/2" drill. What I was thinking of doing was using a drill
guide like LV et al sell. But they only have 3/8" chucks on them.
The 3/4" LV brad point bit I have is 1/2" shanked, and that's the one
I'd wanted to use. It's not a big deal, I just used a 3/4" forstner
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