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The instruction manual says to insert a drill bit all the way but small drill bits, such as my 3mm masonry bit are to short to do that and still function. Then when I use the hammer drill function, t

The instruction manual says to insert a drill bit all the way but small drill bits, such as my 3mm masonry bit are to short to do that and still function. Then when I use the hammer drill function, the bit gets pressed back into the drill. Is there a way to remedy this?

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If you are drilling in masonry with a masonry bit you don't need to have the hammer function on
Just put it on reg drill and just apply a little pressure you will start to see dust come up when you have applied the correct amount.

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SOURCE: keyless chuck will not tighten down enough to hold bit

What size bit are you using if it is real small it may be below the min sixe require for that chuck .If it is say 1/8 or larger it may be time for a new chuck .They are easy to replace open the chuck as far as you can there is a screw inside them most of them are left hand threads just back it out and tap the chuck loose with a hammer .Make sure you know the threads of your chuck when you buy the new one most are 1/2-20 but some can be 3/8-24 tpi

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SOURCE: drill bit came out, won't go back in. Dewalt 12v XRP

grasp the chuck and put drill in reverse position and pull trigger gently this will open chuck and re-insert bit do same in forward to tighten bit into chuck

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SOURCE: Black and Decker KD950K drill - how to insert drill bit

most keyless chucks have a button on top that you push in near the chuck it locks so you can tighten or undo

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SOURCE: locked drill chuck

i have the same tool and have had the same problem

i use 2 large prs of channel locks(water pump pliers) to break the bond

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SOURCE: Bit or chuck type for a Skil 717 hammer drill

I have a Skill 717, too. It has a hex shank. Here are a couple places that I've located that carry (some) parts: (pages 155 & 157)

also try:

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