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Author Topic: Centrotec chuck stuck on T18  (Read 797 times)

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Offline lawhoo

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Centrotec chuck stuck on T18
« on: April 16, 2020, 08:42 PM »
Usually when I have a tool problem, it turns out to be a fool (i.e., me) problem. But I’ll be darned if I can figure this one out. I have a lightly used, reconditioned T18 and am absolutely unable to remove the Centrotec chuck. I know how to get it off normally. That doesn’t work. Any tips or tricks?

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Offline mrB

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Re: Centrotec chuck stuck on T18
« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2020, 04:36 AM »
Is it stuck on its own or with a bit in it? Sometimes I find the bit holder jams in the drill shaft and I need to knock the bit holder against a piece of wood to dislodge it. .
there's nothing like the right tool for the job

Offline elfick

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Re: Centrotec chuck stuck on T18
« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2020, 11:49 AM »
I second MrB's suggestion. I'd chuck the longest centrotec bit I had and wiggle the bit while pulling on the chuck release collar.

Offline lawhoo

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Re: Centrotec chuck stuck on T18
« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2020, 05:06 PM »
Thanks, but no luck so far. There was no bit in the chuck, but I tried freeing it both with and without a bit inserted.

Offline FestitaMakool

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Re: Centrotec chuck stuck on T18
« Reply #4 on: April 19, 2020, 07:48 PM »
Before you experienced this, did you drill in metal or similar that could have attracted metal fragments? Or was the drill exposed to metal fragments? You could have been extremely unlucky to have a fragment locking either the locking ring or locking ball(s) preventing enough movement.

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Offline mrB

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Re: Centrotec chuck stuck on T18
« Reply #5 on: April 20, 2020, 04:12 AM »
I assume you’ve tried flooding the Chuck with WD40 or some such?
there's nothing like the right tool for the job