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Old 01-28-2006, 03:13 PM
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Ridgid Drill Stuck Chuck!!!

How do I fix my Ridgid Drill Keyless Chuck that is stuck in a Wide Open position? It does not want to close for anything.
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Old 01-28-2006, 09:24 PM
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what if you use 2 sets of pilers in opposite directions. maybe some penetrating oil will help too.
if you can't get it loose a new one is only $30. they are a universal part.
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Old 01-29-2006, 10:52 AM
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what if you use 2 sets of pilers in opposite directions. maybe some penetrating oil will help too.
if you can't get it loose a new one is only $30. they are a universal part.
I would get in touch with Ridgid before you go buying anything, especially if it is under warranty.
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Old 01-29-2006, 12:24 PM
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I once had the same problem with an electric drill and it was the screw inside the chuck that attaches it to the shaft that had loosened up and all I had to do was tighten it and all was well. If I rememer correctly the screw was a left hand thread. Could this be your problem?
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Old 01-30-2006, 08:25 AM
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I have tried the two pliers trick............to no avail. Thanks Tom
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Old 01-30-2006, 01:29 PM
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two pipe wrenches ought to break it loose. Just go easy.
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Old 01-30-2006, 10:05 PM
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I've had to destroy them to get them apart in the past. if it's stuck really well then it's replacement time.
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Old 01-30-2006, 11:31 PM
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Thanks everyone for the help. I also used a pair of pipe wrenches. Your right Tom, it looks as if a replacement is needed.
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Old 01-31-2006, 12:09 AM
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keep in mind that the screw in the center is left-hand thread, the chuck will be normal right-hand thread though.
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