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These devices are designed to hold drills and rotary tools secure within the tool’s spindle. They are typically self-centring, with a three-jaw design. They can be used on a wide range of tools, working well in the commercial industry as well as home renovation. As they help to stabilise the drill bit, they are a great choice for those who are relatively new to DIY. Ruwag’s collection of chucks include keyless and keyed types. Keyless chucks loosen or tighten tools manually or with the application of torque. Keyed chucks loosen or tighten with the aid of a key, working well for heavy-duty projects where the is a risk of slips.
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When your drill bits start slipping no matter how tight you fasten the chuck the jaws are probably worn and the chuck should be replaced.
Another common issue is when the chuck jaws get locked in place and will no longer adjust, debris has gotten inside the chuck and locked the gears that move the jaws.
Key type chucks require a matching key to clamp the chuck jaws onto the shank of the bit, whereas a keyless chuck can be tightened by hand.
Each chuck type has advantages and disadvantages.
Key type chucks have simpler design and are more rugged. More clamping force can be applied to a bit and they can be cleaned to remove dust that can cause a chuck to seize up. The main disadvantage is that the key can wear out or be lost.
The main advantage of a keyless chuck is that it can be adjusted very quickly which is desirable if you need to change bits regularly. Disadvantages are that keyless chucks are more expensive than a comparable key type chuck and that the construction of these chucks makes the moving parts inaccessible so it is more difficult to remove dust that can cause the gears to jam.
Chucks of different capacities have unique fitting size and thread types, so you cannot accidentally fit an incorrect chuck to your machine.
Manufacturers will specify the capacity and thread size for specific machines, but if this information is not available you can determine chuck size by measuring the diameter across the opening at the front of the chuck with the jaws fully retracted.
For hand held drills the capacity will usually be either ⅜” (10mm) or ½” (13mm).
Rotary hammers with an SDS Plus chuck can have a regular 13mm 3-jaw chuck fitted by using an SDS adaptor.
However, with the SDS adaptor and 3-jaw chuck fitted, hammer action cannot be used. Rotary hammer action on this machine type can only be used with specific SDS drill bits.