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Offline frankom

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CXS drill chuck is difficult to remove or install
« on: January 18, 2023, 09:15 PM »
Purchased in 2011.  I have soaked in denatured alcohol to clean and used Kroil to lube.  Should I replace? 

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Offline Bugsysiegals

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Re: CXS drill chuck is difficult to remove or install
« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2023, 11:29 PM »
I had this issue with mine but realized I wasn’t pulling the outside properly trying to do it single handed. Not sure if your issue is the same but I think I needed to hold the Green towards the drill while pulling the Blue away from the drill. I wasn’t getting the full range of motion single handed but no issues with both hands.

Offline frankom

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Re: CXS drill chuck is difficult to remove or install
« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2023, 01:08 PM »
Appreciate your responding.After speaking with Festool   I ordered a new chuck from Hartville Hardware.   I will let you know if that makes a difference.

Offline squall_line

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Re: CXS drill chuck is difficult to remove or install
« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2023, 02:25 PM »
I know that the Jacob's chuck on my T18, C12, and CXS can sometimes have a loud, sucking "pop" when I release it from the tool.  To me, this indicates that it's already a pretty tight fit to start with.

I would check the inside of the chuck interface and the fast fix mount itself to see if there's a lot of dirt buildup or any damage.

Do you have similar difficulties installing the chuck on the end of the right angle attachment?  It uses the same mount.

Offline Crazyraceguy

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Re: CXS drill chuck is difficult to remove or install
« Reply #4 on: January 19, 2023, 06:10 PM »
That's the satisfying sound of a good fit. The drill chuck and right angle attachment of mine both do it.
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Offline frankom

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Re: CXS drill chuck is difficult to remove or install
« Reply #5 on: January 20, 2023, 08:37 AM »
The right angle chuck works perfectly.  The drill was purchased in April of 2011 so I think age has done it in.  The chuck has been clumsy to install and remove for a while , however, failure to attach came at the end project I finished a few days ago. Luck was with me. According to the UPS tracker I should have the new chuck by 7 pm today and will report back how that works.  I highly recommend https://www.hartvillehardware.com/.   Very good customer service and a great stock of Festool. 
Thanks again for responses to my post. 

Offline frankom

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Re: CXS drill chuck is difficult to remove or install
« Reply #6 on: January 20, 2023, 10:16 PM »
New chuck came and it works.  Problem solved although it would not surprise me if there is a solution such as debris that I have not cleared.  On the other hand the original chuck has taken a lot of hits.   Many thanks to the responders.   
 

Offline leakyroof

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Re: CXS drill chuck is difficult to remove or install
« Reply #7 on: February 02, 2023, 04:24 PM »
Glad it worked out for you. I resorted to Teflon Dry Lube spray on mine, as it was the 90 degree chuck that I struggled to get off the Drill body. For THAT issue, it seems to greatly help.
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