The RIDGID R84015 X2 is an 18v, 1/2 inch chuck, cordless drill.

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Chuck is stuck and will not turn

I went to use my drill the other day and when I went to put a bit in the teeth, the chuck would not move. I could not get the teeth to move at all, and the chuck would not turn. I thought maybe it was just stuck and thought about putting something in there to loosen things up, but my father-in-law was afraid it might get into the electrical parts. Any information on how to get this unstuck would be helpful. Thanks!

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This is a notorious problem, (you'd think RIDGID would have something on their website) but the solution is to slightly turn the rear collar to open then put a 7/8" wrench on the shaft behind the collar and finally, carefully turn the chuck CCW with a pair of pump pliers avoiding scoring it.


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Matt, on your chuck the rotary action of the outer body which acts on an internal screw; this in turn moves the threaded jaws in or out along a tapered surface. So, if any of the jaws, has jumped the thread, it will create a wedge and stop the chuck from moving. You can try to hold the drill with the chuck down and gently tap it with a small hammer (or the handle of a screw driver :-) and see if it will free the jaw. Otherwise, I would think it is time to replace the chuck. It is held on by a bolt right in the middle of the chuck. No electric parts are directly involved with this. Replacement parts and a diagram are available right here. Hope this helps, good luck.

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That worked. Thanks for the simple fix.


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Take it back to the store Rigid tools have lifetime guarantee

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Matt will be eternally grateful.
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