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  1. If the chuck is junk anyhow cutting it apart to get a better look and access might be the thing to do. I'm not real familiar with that specific drill but I do know some of dewalts cordless drills don't actually have a retaining screw. In this case what you would actually be seeing is the end of the spindle which can have a dimple in the end that looks like it might be some kind of torque or allen head but it isn't. If this were the case the chuck should just spin off with enough torque.
  2. Might be too simple but did you check the brushes. When they get weak they can cut in and out intermittently for a while until they completely stop working.
  3. I have the m18 ⅜" right angle impact and the m12 ⅜" brushed (non-fuel) ratchet. The impact is pretty underpowered at only 60ft/lbs of torque. It is pretty compact but won't break a lot of fasteners loose and then you're stuck grabbing a wrench anyhow. The m12 ratchet, while having less torque can be used as a ratchet so you can break the fastener loose by hand and then use the power to run it off. I also have the m12 right angle impact wrench, which has like 250ft/lbs of torque so it has a lot more power but the head is also not as compact. I'm not a mechanic but I would think the ratchet
  4. I'm not real sure which 1/2" impact you have, and I could check one of mine but I would say it's pretty common for the anvil to have some movement. Depending on manufacturing tolerances you may have an impact with more movement.
  5. While I'm not currently that interested in a new tool brand, competition never hurts.
  6. I know makita seems to be the king of impact drivers and release a new model quite frequently, but I'm not in the makita battery line so I don't know the model numbers.
  7. While some people seem to have success with knock off batteries, I personally would steer clear. A lot of times the performance doesn't match the amp hour rating like a genuine battery. Then there are some safety concerns such as does it have the technology to not fry your tool or burn down your house while charging. Not saying that they will and I'm sure there are some that are just fine but to me it's not worth the risk. If you go this route I would just make sure to read reviews and try get somewhat reputable knock offs. Genuine batteries alone aren't cheap and more than lik
  8. Nope there's no special socket for a hog ring. I don't think anyone even makes a 3/8" drive impact wrench with anything but a hog ring.
  9. Sounds like what you're describing is probably pretty normal although it's hard to say without seeing it. Might just be some tolerance difference between the sockets and impact. I know I have some cheap sets of harbor freight sockets that wobble pretty good when they aren't on a bolt but they've never been a problem when in use.
  10. They really should fit tight sometimes when the impact is new the hogring can be stiff and it's possible you're not getting the socket pushed on quite far enough. It could also be possible that there's some goofy tolerance issue between the impact and socket but that's not real common as most sockets and impact wrenches should be universal. I have an old m12 ⅜" impact wrench and some chrome sockets don't always fit right on it but never have a problem with impact sockets.
  11. I have a 2703 and 2704 and for whatever reason with enough force you can spin the motor backwards by turning the chuck. I don't think it was always that way and the 2704 can't be spun by hand. Almost like there should be a braking force from the motor but the one no longer has it or it's not as strong. I actually changed out the chuck on the 2703. I tried putting a small breaker bar on the allen first, then tried an impact wrench on the allen, also tried a hammer and none of those worked. If the drill works and it'll lock the allen wrench in the chuck, what I finally did was attach the si
  12. Interesting I have one that's a few years old now but it has the quick release chuck. The chuck collar stays out and open when you release the bit and then you just stick the new bit in and the bit itself releases and locks the collar in towards the drill. It's actually a pretty slick set up I don't know why they would change it.
  13. While dewalt has built 24v tools they haven't for years. Other than the names nothing about them is right. There's no doubt about it they're fakes. It depends on how much and under what pretenses you purchased them. As a cheapo Chinese $25-$50 homeowner drill it'll probably drill some holes and run some screws. If you paid anywhere near $100 thinking you were getting a genuine Dewalt drill I'd be pissed and demand a refund.
  14. The dch253 is brushed and the dch273 is brushless. In my opinion for how battery hungry a sds can be I would lean towards the brushless for its runtime. In the US I don't think the dch253 is even sold anymore.
  15. From a little bit of googling I believe the tool you have would be considered a hammer drill in the US and a percussion drill in some other countries. It's a green bosch so I'm assuming this isn't a US drill. These drills have three modes. 1-screw driver mode which has an adjustable clutch to keep from over torquing a screw. 2-drill mode. 3- hammer/ percussion drill mode which is used for drilling into concrete. This is a different tool than an impact driver which has a different type of hammer mechanism that's used for driving screws and helps prevent cam-out. As far as your electrical c
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