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Removing the Chuck on a Makita 3/8 Corded Drill

I have a Makita 3/8 Corded Drill. The nameplate shows ''No. 81311'', it is 3.3A and it has 95 08 in one box. The closest thing I've found online is the 6408, but it is 4.8A. Anyway, I'm trying to remove the chuck so I can install a Portalign tool and I can't find a way to do it. A 5 mm allen wrench fits inside the chuck, but then what. I tried holding the chuck and turning the wrench, then I tried hitting the wrench with a hammer. Neither did anything. Any ideas?

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  • zdas04 May 08, 2010

    There is a 6 mm allen socket that won't turn independly of the chuck (looks like it is there to hold the chuck) so I put the allen wrench in the socket, chucked it up in the vice and tried to power it off. Both directions. No luck.

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Did you remove the chuck retaining screw first?? you are on the right track with the hammer and wrench you might have to hit it a couple times

Posted on May 08, 2010

  • David Ford
    David Ford Oct 26, 2010

    the screw is left hand thread, I would try tightening the chuck a little first or if you have an impact driver that will break it loose.

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