Many people use a power drill as a universal tool. However, the versatility of the drill often depends on the bits that need to be changed.
Some bits are not suitable for wood, and some masters drill metal. One day you will have to deal with changing bits, to maintain the performance of the drill.
The main question is: How do you change a Black and Decker drill bit?
I cannot change the Black and Decker drill bit. Is something wrong with my drill?
No, your drill is OK. The problem is that there are different types of drill bits and drills machine. There are Black and Decker drills, which are suitable for wireless and wire drills. When you use it for a wireless drill, you should use a keyless chuck drilling system.
In the case of a wire drill, you need to use a key. It will help to catch the splines on the chuck. There are two possible ways to change the drill bits on your drill: use the key or don’t use it. What is the difference?
There is a major difference. This is because one method is not suitable for the other. They are very different. There is no need to worry. I will explain everything.
How to Change Drill Bit Black and Decker
We will look at how to change bits on a keyless and key drill. Let’s start with the first one.
Changing Bits on a Black and Decker Drill
Open the chuck
The chuck is the thick end that is brought together for tightening. The chuck also holds a bit. You first need to loosen the chuck. This is very simple. You just take the chuck and turn it counter-clockwise. This movement will weaken the chuck.
Depending on the drill, loosening the chuck will require pulling the trigger, while simultaneously holding the chuck, so that it does not fall. This is done to open the jaw of the chuck and install a drill there.
Remove The Bit (If It Is In The Drill)
The bit is probably set, even if you just returned with it from the store. The drill chuck is weakened and the drill will move freely inside the chuck. All you need to do at this stage, is to get a drill bit. It is important to do this, only when the jaws of the chuck are free. Otherwise, it will not be possible.
When you take the drill from the chuck, the first thing you have to do is check it. The drill bit must not be worn or defective. If it is, dispose of it immediately. This ensures that the next time you work with this drill, it will not be dangerous.
Install the Required Drill Bit
Choose the right drill bit and hold it with your fingers. Remember that the smooth part of the drill bit must “look” to the chuck, or to the jaws of the chuck. Next, insert the drill into the socket, and pull it towards you. Be careful to ensure that the distance is not more than one centimeter, when you will pull the chuck. You should continue to hold the drill and the chuck. As you remember, we have not fixed it yet.
At this point, you need to tighten the drill, by squeezing it. However, do not forget to hold the drill in place. While squeezing, hold the drill bit and be sure that you have installed the bit at right angles.
You should activate it, if necessary. Every drill has a locking mechanism for the drill. It is necessary to exert additional pressure on the smooth part of the drill. How do you do it? You just click it. The next step is to tap into this. Next to the chuck, there is a ratchet mechanism. You just have to screw it clockwise.
Chuck Key Using
Install the Chuck Key
Similar to the keyless drill, you need to loosen the chuck before you get the drill bit. You then need to use the chuck key. It is easy to identify the key. It has denticles on the end. The teeth of the key are important, when installing the chuck key.
First, you need to ensure that the teeth of the key will fit the teeth of the chuck. If it does, insert the tip into the hole of the chuck, which is located on the side.
If you cannot find the key or do not know where to put it after installing the drill, try to find the repository on the drill. Many drills have a special place for storing keys.
Work With the Chuck Key
To use this mechanism, you must turn the key counterclockwise. You will know that you are doing everything right, when the jaws of the chuck open.
If the chuck jaws open, keep turning the key counterclockwise. Your goal is to have an open chuck. Do not turn the bullet very wide, or the drill will fall out.
Get The Bit Out Of The Jaws
“Jaws” sounds scary, but there are a few grooves in the chuck. They hold the bit, which you must pull up, while holding it firmly. You will remove the drill from the chuck. It is recommended that you inspect the drill for defects.
It’s Time For A New Drill
Without closing the chuck, insert a new drill bit. You need to hold the drill bit. The smooth part of the drill bit should be directed towards the jaws of the chuck. You can insert a drill bit but keep the chuck and bit the same.
Lock the chuck
With the drill in one hand, use the other hand to rotate the chuck clockwise. Tighten it until the drill is firmly fixed in the jaw. You will be able to test the bit, by turning on the drill for a few seconds. If the bit does not move and does not fall, it means that you did it properly.
Why Doesn’t Black And Decker Keyless Chuck Close?
If the chuck does not close, it indicates that the jaws of the chuck cannot fasten a bit. It is likely that rust, dirt or trash inside the chuck can prevent the jaw from closing.
In this situation, you should clean inside the chuck first. The next step is to install the drill bit completely and smoothly, so you don’t damage the teeth inside.
The chuck should now close. However, if it sticks, you need to take the drill in for repair
If this isn’t causing the problem, you only need to remove the chuck and clean the thread and assembly. You can remove the chuck with a screwdriver, by taking out the left screw. After you remove the chuck, clean it.
It is clear that changing a Black and Decker drill bit is simple. Although it is easy to do, you should still be careful because it can be dangerous.