Impact driver wobble bit
I bought the Ridgid drill/driver combo R9600 about 5 months ago. Been using mostly the driver and hardly the drill.
Recently I noticed the driver is making more noise when driving (more than before). If I put in a long bit (say a 3" bit) and turned it on and see it spinning in the air, I can clearly see a "wobble" about 1/4" at the tip.
Same bit, inserted into the drill, and turned it on, no wobble at the tip.
I know a drill with a tightened chuck should be truer then the driver with a quick release mechanism.
I *think* this wobble wasn't there before. I am not 100% sure. I never dropped the tool.
The question is how much wobble is too much?
Is a 1/4" side to side wobble at the tip of a 3" bit TOO MUCH? Or ACCEPTABLE?
Oh, I checked the bit, it's straight. I also tried a few other longer, shorter new, never been used bits, same results. So it's not the bit.
Last edited by miamicuse; 03-06-2013 at 12:26 PM.