Question about Dewalt Drills
The only way to get it off now is with a grinder and metal cutting wheel. Lock the drill body in a vice with the chuck out of the vice jaws. Wear safety goggles and do not stand or let anyone else stand in the plane of the cutting wheel while cutting, you will have lots of sparks and if the wheel breaks peices will stick into things. You have to make a judgement call but you want to cut just at the head of the stripped screw. It's a lot of steel to get there so be patient and work carefully to remove the tip of the chuck. Once the tip is cut off you may be able to grab what's left of the chuck with a vice grip or lock it in the vice and turn it off the drill. If not, you'll have to make a cut length wise in the chuck so you can split the base and remove it. Be careful not to go deep enough to cut into the anvil or back far enough to cut into the drill body and trans. After making the cut put a chisel in the cut and hit it, hard, until the chuck body splits.
Posted on Feb 21, 2012
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
It should have a retaining screw as far as I know. It may be a torx head in this machine though. Normally left hand thread screw, then normal thread for the actual chuck. It's always worth tightening the chuck a bit before removing the inner screw as it can put pressure on it and make it harder to loosen.
Posted on Nov 29, 2008
Open the chuck jaws and you will see a screw in the center of chuck, it is left hand thread. remove it and use a large bent handle allen wrench putting the short portion in the jaws and tightening. Shift the drill to the low position and have the clutch in the drill only position. place the handle of the wrench at about a 30 degree angle to strike it counterclockwise. put the chuck on a block of wood or workbench and hit it, this might take a couple times but it will come off. Let me know if you still need help
Posted on Mar 09, 2009
If you find that the end of the screw inside the chuck is actually broke then you have a gear problem inside your drill. This is actually a very common problem. Sometimes people push too hard on their drills and the gears inside wear out and break. This prevent the motor from wearing out, but, the gears have to be replaced.
If it is the gears and not the chuck. you broke the minimium of the front gear or gears inside your drill. YOU CANNNOT repair gears. they need to be replaced. you may be able to find some off brand gears to work but, you run the risk that they are not as strong as your original ones, or may not be exactly grooved correctly.
so, if replacing your chuck does not work. find replacement gears. IF you cannot find the gears from the manufacturer see about replacing your drill.
If the chuck is still good, keep it. If you buy the same model, keep your old drill for replacement parts, ie, switch, armature, cord, etc.
hope this helps somewhat.
Posted on Jun 11, 2009
Inside the chuck is a left-handed screw. torx (star) T20. When you get it out, take an allen wrench and (if you can tighten it up at all, tighten the **** out of it). If not, find an allen wrench, a tiny bit smaller than the space allowed. Now, get a nice big hammer. The chuck is right handed thread. And knock it, spinning the chuck off the spindle. May take a few whacks. Use the edge of a workbench to keep it stationery if need be. Please rate me
Posted on Jun 18, 2009
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