February 21, 2013 at 8:28 am #14011
I don’t know why, but the first drill i bought was a 1/2 corded drill with keyed chuck. Since then i have had many keyless chuck drills. Was the keyless chuck just a luxury someone came up with after the keyed chuck came to be or is there a real good use case for a keyed chuck drill?February 21, 2013 at 10:36 am #14031
You can chuck a bit in tighter with a keyed chuck than with a keyless since it gives you more torque to tighten. Most heavy duty or corded hammer drills still have keyed chucks on them for heavy duty applications.
danpattison.comFebruary 21, 2013 at 12:33 pm #14046
Makes sense. I kind of figured the larger the drill and bit the more important a keyed chuck would be for the reasons you mentioned. thanks Dan.February 21, 2013 at 1:58 pm #14051supimeisterPro
that is helpful dan… still dont think i have any applications that i need a keyed chuck…
John SFebruary 21, 2013 at 8:32 pm #14111parenosModeratorHonesdale, PA
there are lots of reasons to get a keyed chuck drill. If you are drilling lots of holes, or need to mix anything. I have 2 keyed drills one 5/8 keyed makita, bought this a long time ago, my father kept complaining when he would help me that I didn’t have a 1/2 inch corded, so to shut him up, I got a 5/8 corded. And then I have this little thing in my stableFebruary 21, 2013 at 9:08 pm #14122
That’s quite the drill Brian. Looks like it would do a dandy job of mixing drywall mud. I have a corded Bosch hammer drill that has a keyed chuck on it and I use that for anything that is heavy duty drilling.
danpattison.comFebruary 22, 2013 at 7:42 am #14138
Awesome drill there. I always wondered if you had to use a particular drill to mix drywall mud or something of the sort. I’ve never had to do it, but i would assume you do need a powerful drill to get the job done so you don’t burn out the motor on a lesser powered one, eh?February 22, 2013 at 2:45 pm #14187
I’ve used a 14.4V cordless drill to mix drywall mud but there was certainly no power to spare. It was a fairly small drywall job that I was doing so it wasn’t too bad but I wouldn’t use a cordless on a regular basis if I did a lot of drywall.
danpattison.comFebruary 23, 2013 at 10:25 am #14261
ok, so a normal 18v or corded drill should be sufficient i assume.February 23, 2013 at 10:31 am #14265
If you’re not mixing mud on a daily basis a normal drill works fine. I usually mix drywall mud once every couple years so I don’t have anything special to run the mixing tool. You can usually feel when there is too much load being put on a motor and hear it as well.
danpattison.comFebruary 23, 2013 at 6:54 pm #14291parenosModeratorHonesdale, PA
that drill will go through anything. I mainly use this for drilling through rim joists and many large holes, Also use this to mix Thinset and MortarFebruary 24, 2013 at 1:21 pm #14394
How many amps is your Makita right angle Brian?
danpattison.comFebruary 24, 2013 at 11:57 pm #email@example.comProFresno, ca
Keyed chuck is more applicable on heavy
Drilling. I have both .September 10, 2013 at 10:24 pm #41181
I have one Bosch cordless drill but the keyless chuck couldn’t lock very tight. After I drill few holes, the drill bit will fall outSeptember 11, 2013 at 8:10 am #41223MKE_VoltageModeratorSaint Francis, WI
I agree with most of you, I prefer a keyed chuck on heavy duty drilling but for everyday small jobs the convenience of a key less chuck is paramount.September 11, 2013 at 2:04 pm #41277
Keyless chuck is more convenience and I wonder how long will the keyless chuck lasts? Any estimated lifespan ?September 11, 2013 at 2:25 pm #41283supimeisterPro
The biggest issue for me in owning a keyed chuck is losing the key 🙁 haha
John SSeptember 11, 2013 at 2:50 pm #41288
My Father have a few old keyed drill and I remember that some of chuck’s teeth was gone. Another problem is the teeth of key could be wear off.September 11, 2013 at 8:40 pm #41313jdw1865ProDewey, OK
When you clean out any old timers garage you will find several chuck keys. Between studs, behind benches, in truss flanges if a steel building. Those guys misplaced tons of those things.September 12, 2013 at 6:47 am #firstname.lastname@example.orgModeratorOwatonna, MN - Minnesota
That is the worst thing about the keyed chucks, the keys never stay where they are supposed to. Even for my drill press which it should never move away from, It seems like i am always looking for the key. It never seems like I have time to attach it so it stays put.
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