How do you use a chuck key on a drill?
Herein, what is a chuck key in a drill?
A chuck key or wrench is a tool that is made for the purpose of tightening or loosening the jaws of a chuck. A chuck is a type of clamp that is used to hold a cylinder object. On a lathe, it holds the rotating piece—whereas on a drill or mill, it holds the rotating tool.
- Remove the screw in the center of the chuck. Loosen the jaws of the chuck to their widest extent.
- Insert an Allen wrench into the chuck.
- Set the gearbox to the lowest setting.
- Tap the Allen wrench with a mallet.
- Remove the chuck by hand.
- Replace thread-locking fluid on the screw (recommended).
- Mount the new chuck.
Consequently, how do you tighten a keyless drill chuck?
How to Tighten a Drill Chuck
- Adjust the vise by rotating the collar until it is open slightly more than size of the shaft of the bit you are using.
- Hold the bit in place and turn the collar clockwise until the vise clamps the shaft of the bit.
- Grasp the collar firmly and continue to turn clockwise until it will no longer turn under heavy pressure.
The chuck refers to the adjustable mechanism that allows you to attach and tighten the drill bit. Drills used to have a key chuck that tightened the grip. Newer drills are keyless, with the drill or screwdriver bit inserted directly into the spindle and secured by hand.