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Old 09-04-03, 06:50 PM
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Angry drill bit stuck in chuck

have a Ryobi electric drill, 3/8 chuck. Son dropped it & broke off the drill bit, but the rest is stuck in the chuck. Took the drill apart but can't tell how to get the chuck apart. I tried vice grips, can't get a real vise on it.

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Old 09-04-03, 07:02 PM
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Aaah, some reason you can't loosen the chuck and let what's left of the bit just drop out???
 
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Old 09-04-03, 08:23 PM
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hal k:

Did you try the the_tow_guy's sugestion?

The chuck on your drill is likely press fit together and would not be simple to dismantle.
I have never tried to take one apart but could imagine needing a press.
 
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Old 09-05-03, 05:59 AM
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Originally posted by the_tow_guy
Aaah, some reason you can't loosen the chuck and let what's left of the bit just drop out???
I can loosen the chuck jaws all the way out, but the bit is still stuck, seems like the bit is stuck in the center of the chuck.
 
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Have you tried to wiggle the broken bit loose?
 
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Old 09-05-03, 07:43 AM
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Originally posted by chfite
Have you tried to wiggle the broken bit loose?
yes, I have used needle nose vise grips w/no luck. It seems to be impaled right in the center of the chuck. My next thought was to heat the chuck and see if I could loosen the bit with the vise grips
 
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Old 09-05-03, 09:35 AM
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What you might have is a hex head screw down in the bottom of the chuck hole that holds the chuck on the shaft. If the bit is about the same size as the hex and the tool fell bit down it could have jammed it real tight in the hex.
 
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Old 09-05-03, 01:39 PM
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Or

The screw fell out and the bit is in the threaded hole.

BTW, is the chuck still on the drill?
 
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Old 09-05-03, 01:47 PM
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Re: Or

Originally posted by GregH
The screw fell out and the bit is in the threaded hole.

BTW, is the chuck still on the drill?
Yes, I can remove it but I can't see how to get it apart
 
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Old 09-05-03, 02:43 PM
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When you removed the chuck did you not have to remove a screw inside the chuck?

If you didn't have to remove a screw is there a hole in the bottom of the chuck where one would go?

If there is a hole can you see the end of the drill bit?

If you can see the end of the drill bit, try to find a narrow punch and drive it out.
 
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Old 09-09-03, 05:18 PM
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Possibilities

I suggest trying to heat the bit in lieu of the chuck.
Would needle nose vice grips fit?
Any chance that the jaws haven't opened completely?
Greg suggested that if there was a hole in the back of the chuck try using a punch in the hole. If no hole, can you drill one? Would you keep us posted as to what worked for you?
 
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put the needle nose vise grips on the bit and pull the trigger..........first drop a drop of light oil into the chuck
 
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Old 09-09-03, 08:48 PM
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finally got it out. Used a bit of everyone's advice. Put some oil in the chuck, let it set, tapped the chuck lightly with a hammer, applied heat, then reclamped the needle nose vice grips and hit the trigger. After getting the bit out, there is a hole but it doesn't look like it was tapped before. I'll check closer tomorrow but I wanted to thank everyone for their advice.

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