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Old 04-30-2009, 07:33 PM   #1
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Anyone have a problem like this with yours? I opened the chuck all the way, it's stuck all the open. Tried everything, wd40, holding it with channel locks, what now? it's STUCK ! I just got this one too! Damn
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Old 04-30-2009, 07:49 PM   #2
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Anyone have a problem like this with yours? I opened the chuck all the way, it's stuck all the open. Tried everything, wd40, holding it with channel locks, what now? it's STUCK ! I just got this one too! Damn
There should be a tension screw inside the chuck, I don't remember if it is a phillips or allen head, that you can loosen to free up the chuck.
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Old 04-30-2009, 07:52 PM   #3
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Have had the same thing happen to my dewalt hammer drill many times. Gears stripped out in the damn thing after about 2 months. No auger bits of any type used. Just paddle bits, and masonary bits. I am through with dewalts tools altogether.
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Have had the same thing happen to my dewalt hammer drill many times. Gears stripped out in the damn thing after about 2 months. No auger bits of any type used. Just paddle bits, and masonary bits. I am through with dewalts tools altogether.
All of my Dewalt drills hit the trash heap a long time ago, both corded and cordless.
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All of my Dewalt drills hit the trash heap a long time ago, both corded and cordless.
I did some research. This is the newer self tightening chuck. It's not suppose to come off the drill without a tool? I took mine off! There are no set screws on this chuck. This is the second one in three months, it's the DC925, I'm done with this garbage. I'm heading back out to the garage for one last attempt at it with a HAMMER to see if I can loosen up the chuck. If not it's trash. New chuck is 50 plus bucks, screw them.
SO..WHAT MAKE IS THE BEST FOR A CORDLESS HAMMER DRILL? Thanks!

Ok, so I went out to the garage and put the chuck in the vise and smacked it hard a few times with a hammer. Guess what? It fricken worked! It's free and working with a few dents in the chuck. I know it won't last but what the heck, I needed it for tomorrow! Still want your opinion on a better tool, thanks.

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Old 04-30-2009, 09:30 PM   #6
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ive always used milwalkee hammer drills , have had good luck with them & the batteries are cheaper then dewalt. hey ranger use a sledge hammer!!! KA-WAM!!
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I know what's wrong. There are some tools out there that had cheap parts put in them.
Just look on the label for the following code : D

Followed by : E-W-A-L-T

If you are the unfortunate owner of one of these tools your only recourse is to purchase a quality tool such as Milwaukee

The yellow tools are cheaper than even ryobi. Id say they are in the same class as black and decker.
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Same thing happened to mine. I could not get my inside cutter out of the chuck. I used a pipe wrench and a pair of channel locks and it would not budge. Finally I beat hell out of it with a hammer and got my bit back. What the hell, drill was already fried. Saved my inside cutter.
So like an idiot, I go to Slowes and pay 199.99 for another one. Didn't know till weeks later that it didn't have hammer drill feature like my broke one. And all that money down the drain.
Now this one won't even grasp a screwdriver bit strong enough to hold.
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ive always used milwalkee hammer drills , have had good luck with them & the batteries are cheaper then dewalt. hey ranger use a sledge hammer!!! KA-WAM!!
Believe me I gave it a couple of good wacks alright and it worked. I shouldn't have to repair my hammer drill with a fricken HAMMER!!!!
Ok, so it sounds like Milwaukee is the way to go. I already bought their new HakZall, love it love it love it. Use it all the time.
I still have the same corded Milwaukee sawzall from 1990 and it's still running fine! I even had to splice the cord back together with wire nuts and black tape about 5 years ago because I dropped a piece of 2" galvanized from the basement ceiling and it hit the cord perfect, sparks everywhere! AND... after the hack repair job on the cord it's STILL running. I also have my original Hole Hawg too. I should have known better, Dewalt is OUT THE DOOR.
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