How to Change a Drill Bit
Changing a drill bit can be a daunting task. It seems like it should be simple enough – just twist the old one out and put the new one in, right? But if you’ve ever tried to do it yourself, you know that it’s not quite that easy.
In this blog post, we will walk you through the process of changing a drill bit. We’ll give you tips on how to do it safely and efficiently so that you can get back to work as quickly as possible!
Kinds of Drill Chucks
There are two main types of drill chucks:
- Keyed chucks: These chucks have a key that is used to tighten or loosen the chuck. The key is usually stored on the drill itself.
- Keyless chucks: These chucks do not have a key – they are tightened or loosened by hand.
How to Change Drill on Keyed Chuck
To remove the old drill bit from a keyed chuck, you will need to first find the key. The key is usually stored on the drill itself. Once you have found the key, use it to loosen the chuck. Be sure to hold on to the cordless drill tightly while you are doing this – it can be easy to lose control of it when the chuck is loose!
How to Change Drill on Keyless Chuck
To remove the old drill bit from a keyless chuck, you will need to first find the release button. This is usually located on the side of the chuck. Once you have found the release button, press it in and hold it while you use your other hand to twist the chuck counterclockwise. Be sure to hold on to the drill tightly while you are doing this – it can be easy to lose control of it when the chuck is loose!
Inserting the New Drill Bit
Once you have removed the old drill bit, it’s time to insert the new one! To do this, simply insert the new drill bit into the chuck and tighten it down.
The process of installing a new drill bit can be divided into the following steps:
- Insert the drill bit into the chuck.
- Hand tighten the chuck (or use the key to tighten the chuck) by turning it clockwise as far as you can.
- Grip the drill body with one hand and the chuck with your other hand.
- Twist the drill body counterclockwise while holding the chuck steady. This will cause the jaws of the chuck to open slightly.
- Insert the bit into the opening and release the trigger. The bit should be held securely in place.
- Test the bit by holding the drill in one hand and trying to twist the bit with your other hand. It should be snug but not too tight. If it’s too loose, repeat this step until it’s tight enough.