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Re: jaws jammed in housing
What you might try is to spray some oil into the chuck and then using the key again, making sure of the proper rotation try and turn it while GENTLYY tapping on the collar with a small hammer (better brass) and see if this doesn't loosen them up. Good Luck. Dave
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could be a couple things, the chuck retainingn screw in the center might have loosened up jamming the jaws when trying to close. Open the jaws all the way and tighten the screw, it is left hand thread. Or the chuck itself is damaged and depending on how little use might be covered under their warranty. I would check the screw first.
it needs to be reseated and to do that you will need to clean the shaft and the internal portion of the chuck with something like brake clean and use a paper towel to wipe off the residue, then move the table out of the way and get a block of wood and hammer, retract the jaws fully and position the chuck and put the block of wood under it and strike it with a hammer a couple times this should take care of your problem
remove whatever bit you may have in the chuck, spin the chuck to its widest opening,, and give the one jaw that won't slide in a few small taps with a flush head hammer, once it goes back, lube with a spray lube Like WD-40 or better Tri lube,
Try the drill at slow speed without any drill bit in the chuck.
Look closely to see if the chuck wobbles off centre whilst holding the drill firmly.
If it does then there is a good chance that the chuck is loose from the body.
If it seems ok then next close the chuck (tighten it closed) to see if all the 3 jaws are lining up ok and open it again to see if the jaws retract back down the chuck smoothly. (jaws are the small parts inside the chuck that grip the drill bit)
If the chuck it seems loose then you can use a long allan key to tighten it up which is inside the chuck.
If the jaws do not operate properly then i would suggest taking the drill back to b&q for them to fix, or replace the tool as it should still be under warranty.
No there isnt. the chuck has a taper fit and needs to be cleaned and installed correctly. Use something like a brake clean or carb cleaner and spray the shaft and the internal socket of the chuck, wipe both clean with a paper towel and then move the table out of the way and with the chuck jaws fully retracted use a piece of wood and "seat the chuck" I usually strike the wood a couple of times. this should work as long as the tapers are not that worn.
you need to seat it properly. It is probably a taper shank and socket, if so clean both parts with something like brake clean or similar dry off with a paper towel, fully retract the jaws, move table out of the way and find a block of wood. put taper into socket and place wood under chuck and strike the wood with a hammer a couple times to seat this, if other than that let me know and I will find something else, I would also need the brand and model number
you can try using something like brake clean and spraying both the shaft and internal socket and then wiping with a paper towel. next move the table out of the way and place the shaft back into the socket with the chuck jaws retracted take a block of wood and a hammer and "tap" seat the tapers together. I would "tap" it a couple times and this should work if they are not worn excessively.
Your chuck is jammed. You can use a punch that is the same size as the jaws and a small hammer. You can tap the jaws back with the punch ever so slightly. Tap on each jaw the same amount of times. Start on one jaw with one tap, then to the next, and then to the third. After tapping each try to turn the chuck to open. This will dislodge the jaws slighlty and you should be able to move it. Keep doing this until you can open the chuck or remove the bit. After removing the bit spray some lubricant into the chuck and work it back and forth the whole length of the jaws. If this does not work you can put the bit in a vise and use a rubber or soft end hammer to hit the chuck off the bit. In this case you will have to replace the chuck. There is probably a bad spot in the jaws that is stripped.
George, look down the center of the chuck jaws with a bright light. It's going to be difficult to see, but there is an Allen head screw down in there. Taking the screw out, will afford you the opportunity to remove the chuck from the drill. The drill should have a slightly tapered shaft, and the chuck has a tapered hole to match. It might be stuck on tight. Tap on the back side of the chuck, with a wooden block, and hammer. (Yes, this may require a helper)
Tap on one side, then the other to try to remove the chuck evenly. With the chuck off it may release pressure on the jaws. It may not. In this case the chuck will have to be opened up, (Which will release pressure on the jaws), and the jaws reset.