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I know this may be a common issue.

I have searched the internet and so far i am not able to get this broken drill bit freed from my DeWalt drill .

My idea is trying to hammer this bit down but it is very tight I'm not sure I'll be able to.

Any ideas?

edit: here's a video of what happens when I try to loosen it with a wrench: https://photos.app.goo.gl/1cuyr79N5BPRCTg38

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  • what happens when you try to loosen the chuck normally? are there weird noises? is it just hard? – depperm Mar 16 at 17:26
  • While i am a fan of "get a bigger hammer" a hammer is NOT the tool you need here. Why do you think hitting it with a hammer will loosen the jaws of the chuck and where do you expect the broken bit to go if you hit it with a hammer? . You have to turn the chuck to loosen the jaws. Do you know how to use the chuck on your drill? – Alaska Man Mar 16 at 18:58
  • Ok i found a youtube video showing the hammer tap. "TAP". Ok i found a youtube video showing the hammer tap. youtube.com/watch?v=-z6izpCslFM but it may not be what you need to do. We need more info from you. – Alaska Man Mar 16 at 19:11
  • Have you tried to tighten it a bit and then loosen it? I have a drill with a ratcheting hand chuck and sometimes it gets into a weird state where I need to crank it tight a bit before anything else. – JPhi1618 Mar 16 at 19:18
  • @depperm, yes, this is what happens: photos.app.goo.gl/jKDLV37vRJDjohGs5 – kri8or Mar 16 at 19:24
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Remove chuck with strap wrench (preferable -less chance of damage) or some large pliers (more likely to have on hand)?

e.g.: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nVYLLDW7ScE

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  • I tried, once this happened in the past it worked, but now this is what happens: photos.app.goo.gl/jKDLV37vRJDjohGs5 – kri8or Mar 16 at 19:21
  • From your video it seems you have a double-sleeve chuck - from the latter part of the video I linked. This technique wont work in that case, im afraid. – Matt Mar 17 at 7:58
  • You could try using a screw extractor (will need a very high quality one to bite into that bit) to get some grip so you can twist it out (some penetrating oil may help with that). – Matt Mar 17 at 8:08

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