Craftsman Drill will not unlock


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Old 03-07-07, 08:00 AM
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Craftsman Drill will not unlock

I have this 16.8v cordless craftsman drill that is about 5-6 years old. I got a drill bit stuck into in and it wouldn't unlock. There is no chuck to unlock the drill just a twist system. The top of the drill bit snapped off. I believe the dril bit is still unevenly. I have been trying for so long to get it out but it will not unlock and the bit is not budging. I just took apart my drill but it still does not seem possible to get to the bit.
 
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Welcome to the diy forums!

I assume you are unable to twist the keyless chuck with your hands - try using channel locks.
 
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Old 03-07-07, 04:40 PM
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If that don't work...

If them channel-locks don't work, you might want to try a small pipe wrench. Just be real gentle whatever you use, don't want to ring something off!
 
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what exactly is a channel lock and how would I use it. Thanks for the help!
 
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Old 03-08-07, 06:14 AM
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Channel locks are a slip joint pliers. If you have a large enough pliers, they will work, or a pipe wrench. If not go anywhere they sell tools and ask.

Best to buy name brand slip joint pliers [channel lock, craftsman, etc.] The el cheapo's are often reffered to as knuckle busters
 
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Channel Lock

This is a brand name for slip-joint pliers, sometimes called plumbers pliers. The jaw size is adjustable to fit a variety of different sized objects. Hope this helps. Good luck.

I too have a Craftsman drill with an inferior chuck. It does not "lock up" but it is tight and does not work freely. I have lubricated it with no success. I may end up replacing the chuck with a Jacobs chuck. Sorry for the digression.
 
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Oops

Sorry, Mark, I did again !
 
 

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