Have you ever had stuck with having drill bit out of drill?
You certainly have as you read this article. It is one of the most common problem people faces in the drilling project. Most of them search for easy solution without knowing the reason.
It is wise to identify the cause of the problem first. Then you need to look for solution, otherwise you can fall in the same problem again and again.
In this article, you will learn about the problem first, the reason and solution. After that we have covered some tips to avoid such problem. Keep read on.
Why drill bit get stuck?
Drill bit tends to get stuck into the hard materials or wood. But we are covering here on taking the bit out of the drill. We have found two main reasons behind this problem.
Using wrong drill bit
Your drill bit may get stuck if you’re using the wrong bits. This can cause your drill to overheat and potentially cause an explosion.
If you do not lubricate or oil your drill enough, it tends to get stuck.
How to get drill bit out of drill?
There are tons of ways to remove drill bit out of drill. But all of those tricks may not work if you do not apply them according to your problem.
There can be two type of scenario.
- Your bit is broken inside and you are following a tip for unbroken bits
- Your bit is unbroken and you are using the tip for broken one
That is why it is necessary to identify the problem first before jump on the solution.
How to get broken drill bit out of drill?
If you find that your drill bit has become broken and you need to remove it from your drill, follow these steps:
Safety: Since the drill bit is broken, there might metal debris inside the chuck. You need to put your safety glasses or googles to protect your eyes.
Reverse setting: Set your drill on reverse, means anti-clockwise.
Using tools: Take a cloth and clean the end of the bit first. Grip the bit with the locking plier and twist it anti-clockwise to take out the bit.
If the bit is too shredded to grip you can chisel the edge of the bit to make a good grip. Use the plier again and twist it anti-clockwise, it should come out.
How to get unbroken drill bit out of drill?
Getting unbroken bit out of drill is easier than broken one. If the drill bit is stuck in the drill, you will need to use a hex key or a wrench to turn the bit.
If the chuck does not require any hex key you need to do followings:
Use your hand: Sometime the bit gets stuck from the side. Take a small hammer and tap on the side to make sure. Then wrap the chuck with a cloth and grip tightly with your bare hand. Reverse the chuck and it will come off.
Use a wrench: If the bit is stubborn to come off, you need to use a wrench. Again wrap the chuck with a cloth and grip it with the wrench tightly. Reverse the drill until the bit get loosen.
Use a vice: Usingvice is the best method to keep the chuck stretch free. Put some hard paper sheets between the jaws and place your drill chuck right on the vice. Grip the chuck with that vice and switch the drill counter wise. The bit will come off without any stretch on the chuck.
Some tips to avoid that problem:
- Always pick the right bits for your drill and for the right job as well
- Keep your drill bits sharp and fresh
- Always keep your drill chuck lubricated.
Talking out drill bit is as easy as operating drilling machines. You just need to apply the right method as we discussed above.
Always choose the right bit for your drill like choosing the right bullet for your gun. Keep your drill operative and moistened hope you can avoid this kind of problem easily.