Drill chucks maintain a singular, specific purpose and that is to hold the position of the drill bit throughout use, preventing slipping. The chuck keeps the position of the drill bit through three jaws tightening onto bit. How this clamp on the drill bit is achieved can be varied, with some using a specialist chuck key to driving the top of the chuck, forcing the jaws to secure around the drill bit. However, more recent iterations have allowed for the drill chuck to be handled, tightened and replaced without the use of a chuck key, making the process more accessible and achievable to DIY enthusiasts and professionals alike.
DeWalt offers ultimate in reliability, with its drill chuck range offering both keyless and key operated varieties. Offering unrivalled ease of use, practicality and speed on the job, the keyless DeWalt chucks can be tightened or loosened appropriately without the use of external tools such as allen keys or wrenches, simply allowing operators to open and close the chuck jaws by hand when replacing each drill bit. Through bypassing the need for a chuck key, DeWalt keyless chucks are consistently easy to operate, making the frustration of losing chuck keys or wear and tear on traditional key teeth a thing of the past.
Prepared for even the most intensive and demanding of jobs, the keyed DeWalt chucks offer industrial quality precision, gripping power and durability, preventing slipping at higher torque, giving users the confidence and precision they need in any situation.
Allowing precise, dependable functionality with both corded and cordless drills, the DeWalt range of keyed and keyless drill chucks provides the very best in performance for any job. Providing an economical solution to re-kitting your toolbox with additional drill bits, the DeWalt 3 jawed chucks can lock both straight and hexagonal drill shanks into place.
Replacing a DeWalt drill chuck
Replacing the drill bit in a DeWalt keyless drill chuck is simple, fast and practical, ideal for any on the job quick swap. Unless the chuck doesn't require a key, insert the key until the jaws are fully open, removing the reverse threaded screw by rotating the key clockwise. The Drill chuck can then be removed by sharply applying force to the key, this will release the chuck from the threaded spindle, allowing it to then be easily unwound by hand. A new keyless chuck can then be attached by threading it onto the spindle, winding by hand, then finally securing by securing the chuck key and tightening counter clockwise, proving DeWalt chucks offer the ultimate in practical, efficient design, favoured by industry professionals and enthusiasts alike.
Continuing a user-friendly, practical design Dewalt keyless drill chucks allow users to manually replace and swap drill bits with unmatched speed and ease. The keyless chucks can be loosened simply by twisting counter clockwise or by gently supporting the chuck while pulling the trigger, allowing the drill bit to be pulled out. The ergonomic design and textured surface of DeWalt chucks provide users with stability and grip when replacing the drill bit in extreme working conditions, helping the transition even in excessive dirt or dust. Once the drill bit is firmly inside the chuck, pulling the trigger secures the bit with each jaw then helping the bit maintain its place.
However, the process of changing the drill bit differs slightly when the chuck requires a specific key (often included with drill chuck) to loosen. Whilst this kind of chuck is typically only found on industrial equipment, older or corded power drills, it is favoured in how the bit is secured in place through significantly high rates of torque.
Replacing the drill bit in a DeWalt keyed drill chuck
Being careful to accurately align the teeth of the chuck key with the grooves of the hole, insert the chuck and rotate to loosen the chuck. Turning the key counter clockwise retracts the jaws, easing the vice on the drill bit and easing their grip, allowing the bit to simply be slid out by hand. It is recommended that once the bit is removed it should be inspected for signs of wear or damage such as cracking or dullness; if this is the case then the bit should be thrown out and replaced. Ensuring the jaws are still open, the new shank can easily be inserted. Momentarily keeping the new drill bit in place, reinsert the chuck key, twisting clockwise to tighten the jaws and secure the drill bit in place. The chuck key can often then be stored in a subtle, easily accessible compartment on the drill.
Quality assured products
As a proud member of the Construction Fixing Association, DeWalt products can be used with confidence, constantly delivering the best in high-performance tools. To ensure these high standards are consistently met, DeWalt fixings surpass rigorous testing, obtaining the utmost in approval and accreditation, receiving backing from the European Technical Assessment and the ICC Evaluation Service.