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How to remove circlip from SDS drill chuck?

Discussion in 'Tools and Materials' started by a546345, 11 Feb 2020.

  1. a546345

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    A drill bit snapped off inside the chuck of my Titan drill. I need to remove the split ring around the chuck in the photo. I do have some circlip pliers but they are designed for circlips with flat ends and holes.

    How can I remove this ring? Cheers.

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    These snap rings can be pretty awkward to shift, but how about two small electrical screwdrivers in the slot, and prising the ring open?
    John :)
     
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    Thanks John, yes I tried that, but couldn't get the blades behind the ring. I'll give it another try. I don't mind getting a tool to do it if necessary. I expect the ring will ping off somewhere and be lost anyway, so my next question would be where can I get another one!?


    Edit:- Oh I've just reread what you said, putting the blades in the slot and opening it out. I'll give that a try!
     
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    You can actually get the proper tool for these snap rings.
    Very similar to a pair of external circlip pliers but with flat faces instead of pins.
    I have used a pair of small, spring loaded pliers to good effect. The spring needs to keep the pliers in a closed position so when you are squeezing them the jaws open.
    I filed the outer face of the jaws flat so they pressed against the ring ends.
    Just prise the ring open enough to slide it over the collar. To re-fit use 2 screw drivers to slide it down and into the groove. You can then give it a gentle squeeze with pliers to tighten it up.
     
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    Do it in a clear poly bag if you can.
    Saves ages looking for the bit if it goes flying.
     
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