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An open letter to Black and Decker

To whom it may concern:

I lack sufficient adjectives to describe my dissatisfaction with your keyless chuck electric drills. I've owned two in the last several years, and both have the same problem: they won't hold the hqiz jævla drill bit.

What good is a drill if the hqiz jævla thing just spins around the bit, regardless of how tight I try to crank the chuck down?

I can guarantee you I will never buy one of these hqiz jævla pieces of again until you start making cordless drills with a key again.

No love,
-Me


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marmoe
May. 19th, 2012 07:01 am (UTC)
Here's a guy who found a way to fix a drill like yours.
http://youtu.be/YBCZyLAiJ6U
Never caused him trouble again.
ccdesan
May. 19th, 2012 11:28 am (UTC)
You have no idea what a sense of vindication I felt watching this video. On the other hand, I would like to state for the record that this man's method is slow and cumbersome. My first one was flung to the pavement in a fit of rage, "fixing" it into about 17 pieces in less than 2 seconds.


Thanks for this great link!
marmoe
May. 19th, 2012 07:06 am (UTC)
Do you happen to still have a keyed chuck? Chances are you can replace the keyless chuck for the keyed one.
http://youtu.be/nVYLLDW7ScE
ccdesan
May. 19th, 2012 11:31 am (UTC)
Interesting idea. The drills shown are a bit more robust than the one I own, a $30.00 Made-in-China model. It does not escape me that the problem may be right there, but I wasn't in a position to drop $150.00 for an industrial model. Still - regardless of how much or how little an item costs, it's supposed to be able to do the job for which it was manufactured, and this one does not. Works great as a screwdriver, but those bits are hexagonal.

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