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I lost the chuck key to my very old B&D drill and it seems there are no replacement ones available.
So am looking for a new corded power drill.
I was looking for one with a built in level and found DeWalt DWD112 and Skil 6277-02 both have a level but not sure how useful they are. Are there any other models I should be looking at?

Thanks

Maybe I need this instead of a level:

http://www.japanwoodworker.com/Product/140876/Drill-Guide-Kit.aspx?gclid=CjwKEAjw25SoBRCMn7Gc97Knj0ISJAC7vaMrlwMAmv8k8R4irh038jWoQx8iEp0gnueXgVi5lEnyyhoC5ifw_wcB
 

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I'll presume that you already looked in any local hardware stores for a replacement chuck key. Failing that, have you looked on eBay? I see a lot of odd treasures there, and they're not always overpriced.

Maybe this one is good? [link]

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Agree with Dave about checking the local hardware stores. The stores I buy for carry a decent selection of Jacobs chuck keys, many more than most of the big boxes.
 

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I thinking loosing the chuck key is a good excuse to buy a new drill.
I did look into getting a new key but its a crap shoot if it will fit or not.
But why would i want this new drill that requires a chuck when most of them do not?
 

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Maybe he thought you were really wanting to stick to a wired drill that needed a chuck key? :).

I just look on Amazon and get whatever doesn't have terrible reviews. I think I have a DeWalt impact drill that can also do regular drilling.
 

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Wired yes, but I really don't want to EVER have another drill with a chuck key. I spent a lot of time loosing and then searching for it and finally lost it for good.
i think the keyless checks work better as well from what I read.
 

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IF the old drill still works, and you can remove the chuck….you can buy just the keyless chuck and install it on your old drill.

Had an old, "D" handle Milwaukee 1/4" cord drill. Late FIL's. Didn't like the little 1/4" chuck, replaced it with a keyed 3/8" chuck. No problems switching them out, and the old drill didn't even notice the change.
 

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+1 for the DeWalt! It is a beast!

The keyless chuck on my DeWalt works as well as any keyless chuck I have used. That being said, there is no way that any keyless chuck will work as well as a keyed chuck. I have fought with keyless chucks for years and most of my drills still use keys - buy the keyholders that attach to the power cord to keep from losing them.
 

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Forget the chuck key-you need to upgrade, dude.

Personally I'm a big DeWalt fan, but Ridgid makes a decent drill.

For ww'ing and light use you don't need a 65V drill ;-)
Get a light 12 or 14 Volt and save the heavy drilling for an AC drill.

I've never found those levels very useful.
 
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