This is a DIY tool repair hack every drill owner is supposed to know about. With this knowledge you do not have to pay the shipping expenses to and fro your drill maker company just because you need to change a few things in your drill. This tutorial teaches you with steps, pictures, and a video, how to remove or change a drill keyed chuck to a keyless chuck with ease.
For a couple of reasons one may want to remove or change a drill chuck. It could be to upgrade an old drill chuck to a modern one or to totally change a broken chuck. Whichever is the case, below are 3 quick tips to do it.
To promote technical service management best practices, it is always advised that whenever you are about to get on a technical task, you should take all safety precautions, and put on any required safety gear, a pair of safety gloves and a pair of safety glasses inclusive. With these measures you are sure to be safe by the end of the task. Now let's see how to remove or change a drill keyed chuck to a keyless chuck.
This is when you loosen the grip of the jaws. It of course wouldn't get the chuck off, so do not worry when the chuck doesn't come out at this point. But in a situation where it actually comes off completely, please do note that it's you dreaming. lol. See video
Here you place in the jaws, an L-shaped Allen key then lock the jaws to tighten it up. This would enable you make some strikes that would turn the chuck anti-clock wise, to loosen the chuck and get it off completely. See video
Here you just put in the keyless chuck, turn it clock wise a little bit to have it stay, loosen the jaw, put the L-shaped Allen key back in and lock the jaw. This would enable you make some strikes that would turn the chuck clock wise, to tighten the chuck. After you are done tightening the chuck, you get the L-shaped Allen key out. See video
Thanks to James Howells for making this video.
THIS "HOW TO REMOVE OR CHANGE A DRILL KEYED CHUCK TO A KEYLESS CHUCK" TUTORIAL IS FOR OLD DRILLS THAT DON'T HAVE THE REVERSE FUNCTION