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Old Makita drill

Discussion in 'Tools and Materials' started by paulmerseyside, 28 Jun 2020.

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    Hello, I have a very old Makita drill that belonged to my grandfather, possibly from the 1970s or 80s. Apart from the very faint "Makita" etched into the chuck, there are no markings or model numbers etc anywhere on the drill. Anyone any idea what model it is or when it was made? I also would like to remove the chuck to clean it up a bit. However when I've looked up how to do that, the page I saw said to remove the set screw or Allen fixing from inside the chuck. I've looked in there and the fixing appears to be non-removable. Is this the case, and if not how would I go about removing it? Many thanks in advance.
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    Someone may have chewed the head of the screw head turning the wrong way.. they are usually left hand thread
     
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    that is probably 25 years old, doubt you will know anyone that knows a model number now. Try Makita direct, i bet they will also struggle.
     
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    Ok so I scrubbed the chuck to reveal some more writing. After Makita, it says "Capacity S13M/ME". Anyone any idea what this means? I think maybe the "M/M" is millimetres but don't know what the S or the E mean. Thanks. IMG_20200628_1646432.jpg
     
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    Is it a screw? Pics a bit blurry, sometimes they don't have a screw, particularly if they don't reverse. To remove it, put a big Allen key in the chuck and give it a whack with a hammer. I'm not sure you can do much to clean up a chuck by removing it - a bit of WD-40 followed by some thin oil (in at the open end) might work otherwise just replace with a standard (most are now keyless) 13mm chuck.
     
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    Not all of them are held that way (which to my mind is more a bi-directional cordless feature) - I have a Bosch drill (current production) where the chuck is removed by securing a 10mm Allen key in the jaws then tapping (well, smacking sharply once or twice with a hanmer) the chuck round in the same direction as rotation.
     
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    I was going to put it in an electrolysis bath to get rid of the rust. It's not a screw, looks more like a rivet. Just tried putting in a big allen key and hitting it with a hammer, and nothing happened. I'm thinking it wasn't supposed to be removed.
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    Just tried that aswell, no luck unfortunately. Thanks anyway
     
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    if it has gears low gear for greatest resitance when removing chuck
    and if it wont go one way when you hit the hex/allen with a hammer hit it the other way several times if need be to break the rust bond
     
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