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MRTIGRE 06-04-2009 11:49 AM

Determining correct drill key
 
HELLO AND HELP

I lost the drill key for my electrilc drill (please straighten me out on my terminology if it's wrong). when I went to the hardware store they told me that i needed the fraction that usually comes with the drill name (exp. 3/4"" Ronson drill) this 3/4"" is the indicator of what size I should look for in the way of gettig the correct drill key? question? is this 3/4" the diameter of the opening where the drill bit is placed in the drill or is it the length across?? or am I confused with somtething else and need your help even more? I'm sorry if I appear like I live in a remote island but i really don't know. if I am way off i would appreciate if you could just point me in the right direction and and briefly explain how you got there.
thank you for your help on this matter

Termite 06-04-2009 12:03 PM

They're asking what size the chuck is, as in the maximum bit diameter it'll take. Most homeowner's drills are 3/8" or 1/2", but chuck keys are not necessarily universal depending on chuck brand and size.

The best bet is to take the drill with you to the store to get a replacement key.

MRTIGRE 06-04-2009 12:29 PM

thank you for thehelp

joed 06-04-2009 02:58 PM

Look on the chuck for a name and model. That will get you the correct key. All chucks of the same size are not the same. Or better yet, take the drill with you and test the different keys.


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