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How to Change a Drill Bit Dewalt Safely and Correctly

Once you know how to change a drill bit Dewalt models the right way, you’ll be going through the process on autopilot in no time.

Our guide shows you the proper steps you should be following to ensure safety and the highest level of performance.

We’ll also take a look at how to change the drill bit on some other brand drills. By the end of the article, you’ll know the exact steps to follow and some extra tips along the way.

Let’s get into the guide!

How to Change Drill Bit Dewalt Models

Here are some terms to get familiar with before getting started:

  • Chuck – these are what hold the drill bit in place, there are usually 3 of them
  • Collar – this is what you rotate to tighten and loosen the chuck that holds the drill bit (only on the keyless chucks
  • Key – the device used to loosen and tighten the chuck on a keyed chuck drill

With these in mind, let’s move on to the steps to removing the drill bit.

How to Change Drill Bit Dewalt Model – The Steps

Here are the steps you should follow in order.

How to Change a Drill Bit on Dewalt Keyless Drill

  • Unplug the drill (remove the battery if it’s a battery-operated drill
  • Loosen the chuck by turning the collar counterclockwise
  • Remove the drill bit that you want to change out
  • Insert the new drill bit into the chuck
  • Make sure the drill bit is centered in the chuck (and not being held by only 2 of the chuck pieces)
  • Tighten the chuck by turning the collar in a clockwise direction
  • Tug on the bit to make sure it’s firmly held in place

How to Change a Drill Bit on Dewalt Keyed Drills

Make sure you have the right size and model key for your drill. If you’ve lost yours, go to your local store and pick one up for your drill.

Here are the steps to follow:

  • Locate the hole for the key
  • Loosen the chuck by inserting the key into the keyhole and turning it counterclockwise
  • Use your hand to loosen the chuck once the key has freed it
  • Remove the old drill bit
  • Insert the new key into the chuck
  • Make sure the bit is centered as you tighten the chuck
  • Tighten the chuck with your hands until the drill bit is locked in place
  • Finish off by using the key to further tighten and lock the bit in place
  • Pull the bit to make sure it’s held firmly

These steps will work on almost all drills, whether they are keyed or keyless.

Always make sure that you have the right size key and that the drill bit stays in the center of the chuck – held by all 3 heads of the chuck.

How to Change Drill Bit Dewalt 20v Max Impact Model

The process here is very similar to the previous section.

The main difference is that the chuck needs to be manually pulled forward to release the drill bit (it doesn’t need to be rotated).

Here are the steps to follow:

  • Remove the battery from the drill
  • Pull the chuck forward to release the bit
  • Remove the bit by hand
  • Insert the new bit, ensuring that it stays centered and in-line
  • Pull the chuck forward and lock the bit into place
  • Release the chuck
  • Pull the bit to make sure it’s locked in place
  • Put the battery back into the drill.

That’s it. It’s a very simple and straightforward process that shouldn’t take you more than a minute or two.

How to Change Drill Bit Black and Decker Models

Here are the steps to follow for changing the drill bit:

  • Find and turn the switch counterclockwise
  • Hold the collar of the chuck
  • Press the drill trigger a couple of times while holding the collar firmly
  • Be careful while doing this so that the bit doesn’t fly out

If you have a keyed drill, follow these steps:

  • Unplug the drill or remove the battery
  • Insert the T-shaped key in the keyhole near the chuck
  • Turn the key counterclockwise to release the drill bit while holding the drill steady with your other hand
  • Change the bit
  • Make sure the bit is centered
  • Tighten and lock the drill bit in place with the key

How to Change Drill Bit on Ryobi Models

Here are the steps to follow:

  • Switch the rotation selector setting to the center
  • Remove the old bit by loosening the chuck until the bit comes loose
  • Widen or narrow down the chuck heads until they’re slightly wider than the new bit
  • Keep the bit centered as you tighten the collar in a clockwise direction
  • Continue tightening until the bit is locked in place

That’s how to change drill bit Ryobi models quickly and easily.

Remember to check the drill bit by pulling on it. There shouldn’t be any movement or wiggle room. If there is, repeat the changing process, making sure to keep the bit centered and tightly in place.

Some Things to Remember

Bear in mind that some drills need to be on to release the drill bit (only some keyless drills have this feature). You’ll need to trigger the drill while holding the chuck to free the bit.

If you don’t need to have the drill on, always unplug it or remove the battery if it’s a battery-powered drill. It’s not worth risking an injury over something that can be done in a few seconds.

Final Thoughts

You should feel comfortable with the steps you need to take now. Always be mindful of safety and disconnect the drill from its power supply when necessary.

Now that you know how to change a drill bit Dewalt, Black and Decker, and Ryobi models, put your knowledge into practice. You’ll be doing this on autopilot in no time!

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