Author Topic: DeWalt hammer drill chuck locked to auger  (Read 1003 times)

Offline MichaelAngelo

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DeWalt hammer drill chuck locked to auger
« on: Mar 30, 2021, 05:56 PM »
Seems that all my gear decide to wait until the end of the season to go up in flames LOL. At least it waited!

My dcd996 DeWalt hammer drill chuck is locked on the auger.  I can turn the chuck a bit but it locks either way. 

Anyone fix this issue?  Going to be tough to ship it with the auger attached LOL

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Re: DeWalt hammer drill chuck locked to auger
« Reply #1 on: Mar 30, 2021, 06:23 PM »
Lol, that's a good thing that it waited, maybe use a pair of channel locks or vice grips to see if you can loosen it.

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Re: DeWalt hammer drill chuck locked to auger
« Reply #2 on: Mar 30, 2021, 06:57 PM »
I’m in the construction industry and run into that situation from time to time. Try taking a hammer with a flat punch or heavy regular screwdriver, tap on the three jaws that hold bits in the head. Sometimes, tapping each of them in, will unlock the chuck on the inside of the chuck head. Good luck!
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Re: DeWalt hammer drill chuck locked to auger
« Reply #3 on: Mar 30, 2021, 07:04 PM »
Have to tap mine a time or to also. The licking mechanism seems to stick.

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Re: DeWalt hammer drill chuck locked to auger
« Reply #4 on: Mar 30, 2021, 07:06 PM »
Thanks guys - fixed with gripping a pipe wrench over the chuck and running slowly in reverse. 

Phew! 

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Re: DeWalt hammer drill chuck locked to auger
« Reply #5 on: Mar 30, 2021, 07:09 PM »
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Re: DeWalt hammer drill chuck locked to auger
« Reply #6 on: Mar 31, 2021, 05:56 AM »
Exactly! Thanks for posting that hardwater!!!😎
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Re: DeWalt hammer drill chuck locked to auger
« Reply #7 on: Mar 31, 2021, 10:00 AM »
Appreciate the post HD - the things you can find on YouTube!  Will keep this in mind when running up against this issue. 
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Re: DeWalt hammer drill chuck locked to auger
« Reply #8 on: Mar 31, 2021, 10:02 AM »
I am quite certain this situation has and will come up again and again .
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Re: DeWalt hammer drill chuck locked to auger
« Reply #9 on: Mar 31, 2021, 11:02 AM »
I am quite certain this situation has and will come up again and again .
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Re: DeWalt hammer drill chuck locked to auger
« Reply #10 on: May 10, 2021, 06:40 PM »
Good info, this is why I run Milwaukee

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Re: DeWalt hammer drill chuck locked to auger
« Reply #11 on: May 11, 2021, 06:50 AM »
Milwaukee drills do it too, not uncommon.

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Re: DeWalt hammer drill chuck locked to auger
« Reply #12 on: May 11, 2021, 07:32 AM »
I have had many drill chucks lock in place after being left tight for long periods. It seems these chucks have the ability and power to cinch down tightly onto any bit but they lack the ability to draw the locking pawls backwards without some assistance from above to force them back. In real tough cases I have used power steering fluid mixed with a little acetone and dripped in over night helps. One drill had a big 4 inch hole saw bit locked tight and left for a couple months. There was no room to get anything between the drill cup and the chuck pawls. 2 days soaking got them loose.
After getting the holesaw cup out I ran the drill in and out a number of times and when the 3 pawls were fully closed I slathered them with never seeze and ran them in and out some more. Drills used in wet conditions such as drilling concrete and with cooling water tend to lock up much worse than others because of the calcium and corrosion.
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Re: DeWalt hammer drill chuck locked to auger
« Reply #13 on: May 13, 2021, 08:50 AM »
I found a different style of adapter on EBAY. You remove the chuck, and keep it nice and dry in the house until spring. It also prevents your auger from ever falling off, so you can eliminate the big old frisbee in the end of your drill. This guy is great- I wanted a longer one, with threads for a Ridgid Octane, which are larger than typical 1/2 inch drill chuck threads, and he made it up and shipped it out in 2 days.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/183357837078?hash=item2ab0fa8f16:g:fLcAAOSw0UdXubrE


 



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