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Replaceing chuck on a Dewalt Dw511 1/2" hammer drill.

What is the deal with the chuck? Is it held in place by a special bolt/screw? How do I remove this ?

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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

  • Rich Plevniak
    Rich Plevniak Jan 04, 2015

    If you have left handed threads and you try to loosen it by striking it going counter-clockwise you will be tightening it! You must go the opposite way, which is clock wise to loosen the fitting.

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