Question about Drills
I have been given an old Shopmate 3/8 inch drill press and would like tips on how to use it. I have started upcyling projects and fairly new to power tools, but not completely green to them so would like some direction and if there are other uses which I can use the drill press for. The drill press came with what looks like a router bit (possible blunt because did not work well). I also have a hand oscillating tool (which was stolen) and wondering if I could use the bits from that on this press?? thanks....
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Keyless chucks have two parts (see pictures) when the drill is in operation both parts spin. Assuming you put the drill bit in and tightened the keyless chuck by hand, put on a work glove and grasp the part of the chuck at the front of the drill, grasp the other part and twist the front part anti clockwise.
If this does not work you can hold the front of the chuck and reverse the direction of the motor as if you were unscrewing something, then pull the trigger. If your hand does not grasp the chuck tight enough it will slip, hence the glove. If this does not work you may have to hold the front of the chuck in a vice or with caliper pliers and again the pull the trigger with the drill in reverse.
All this depends on what you used to put the drill bit in with your hand tight or held onto it with something else. Whatever was used should be enough to loosen the chuck
Hope this helps.
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Posted on Feb 12, 2009
go to youtube, get to expert village type in how to run a mortising tool, watch the vidio , you can learn a lot about power tools there.
Posted on Apr 11, 2009
if there is a large spring around the top of bit area,Just pull the spring to the side and bit will slide out.I could be more detailed with brand, make,model or anything else to go on.
Posted on May 14, 2009
SOURCE: Dead DW972 Cordless Drill?
Easiest and safest:
take the tool and batteries to nearest shop where they sell Dewalt. Ask the guy to let you use their batteries in your tool and vice versa, your batteries in their tool.
DYI procedure:To check batteries:
- if you have some multimeter, try to measure voltage and if possible also amps (but only for a fraction of the second, if battery is good, amperes shoudl jump up very quickly)
- if you have no multimeter, try to find 12V bulb (check spare bulbs for your car), use wire to connect and it should light up.
To check tool:
open it up, take some 12V DC source, put wires on contacts inside the handle where battery connects. Pull the trigger and it should work. you can try to put wires directly to contacts on the motor. Follow cables from the switch to motor.
Posted on Jun 03, 2010
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