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    Stuck Chuck - Makita 18V keyless

    My chuck is stuck - need help. It has a bit in it right now & I can 't get it to loosen. I tried to "cheat" using a clamp for leverage, but it deflects the plastic & still no go.

    Drill is 6 months old - light weight Li-Ion.

    Any ideas?
    Dewey

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    Caveman fix

    Mine did that once, too. A downward hit with a rubber mallet trying to make the chuck spin did the trick. I am sure it's not good for the drill, but at that time my patience was running low !

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    Get a whole bunch of rubber bands and wrap them around the grip on the chuck to make it bigger. Clamp the bit in a vise so that the chuck can't turn. Use the elarged grip you created with the rubber bands to get a good grip on the chuck and twist, it should open. Once you get the drill bit out blow out any dirt in the chuck and lubricate it with a light machine oil.
    Lee Schierer - McKean, PA

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    I had a drill chuck on the same drill that started getting sticky. I told my friend who works at home depot about it, and he told me to just go to home depot and exchange it. I didn't believe him at first, but it worked. I got a new drill. I had engraved my name all over the old one so I figured they wouldn't take it back.

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    Hello,
    Places like the Dollar Store sell cheap rubber strap "grippers".
    Actually, Harbor Freight has their rubber strap wrenches on sale right now for $2.99.
    I keep a pair of them in the case with my hammer drill (keyless chuck).
    try to remember that the very first step in finishing a project is choosing the material. You want to select wood that has the color and grain pattern than best suits your requirements as "covering up" those things after the fact makes your work much, much harder - Jim Becker

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