How to Properly Chuck a Drill Bit

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Blog entry by wnwoodworkingschool posted 04-06-2012 02:06 AM 11118 reads 1 time favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I did not post this video earlier because there are so many good sophisticated woodworkers here and thought it might be a bit embarrassing. But after it went out with my monthly newsletter, I was surprised by the response. With a bit of encouragement, I decided to post this short simple video and hope someone will find it helpful. Better late than never.

-- William Ng, Anaheim, CA.

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#1 posted 04-06-2012 02:24 AM

I’ve been using that technique for years, lol. :)

-- “Don’t tell me what can’t be done, tell me what you want done then shut up and get out of my way and let me do it!”

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#2 posted 04-06-2012 03:37 AM

I’m a lefty, will I get the same results?

-- Nicky

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#3 posted 04-06-2012 03:49 AM

^Nicky^ I don’t think you will,,, I I got a left handed Wopper at burger king the other day and it tasted different.

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#4 posted 04-06-2012 04:00 AM

Don’t know why this struck me to be so funny…maybe has something to do with really liking the “Naked Gun” movies.

Sandhill, I’ll remember your advise next time I’m at burger king.

William, you’re a class act. Love your website and the style of the furniture you do. I’m really a big fan of Greene and Greene. Your tips have been really helpful.

-- Nicky

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#5 posted 04-06-2012 02:15 PM

I see now, its all in the wrist Although I don’t think my dad would approve of the “proper way to chuck a drill bit” around his shop. Especially with a helicopter in the same room. Haha, great video.

-- Ryan

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#6 posted 04-06-2012 04:19 PM

Would the same be true for all sizes of drill bits ?

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#7 posted 04-06-2012 04:22 PM

in my HS shop class we used to call those wing nuts …. well played video that was funny.

-- Its not a crack, its a casting imperfection.

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#8 posted 04-06-2012 04:58 PM

Nice. Really really nice. After the cross cut sled video, I was expecting a solid 10 to 15 minutes on the issue. Thanks for the laugh…

-- When you earnestly believe you can compensate for a lack of skill by doubling your efforts, there is no end to what you CAN'T do

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#9 posted 04-06-2012 09:12 PM

Good one! This looks like an excellent technique. Unfortunately I can’t afford it yet, but who knows what might happen between now and next April fool’s day.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#10 posted 04-07-2012 01:37 PM


-- John

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#11 posted 04-07-2012 01:42 PM

Oh, a wise guy, hu! LOL


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#12 posted 04-07-2012 10:52 PM

I knew I’ve been doing it right all along but I just needed confirmation. Haha
good stuff

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#13 posted 04-08-2012 06:46 PM

Thanks everyone, I had a good laugh from all the funny comments. Sarcasm! Sarcasm! silly of me to expect anything else from Lumber Jockers. My kind of crowd. I decided to post this video because I felt the expectation were too high for me after the sled video. I couldn’t take the pressure, so I decided to lower the bar a little, didn’t mean to take it down this far. Thanks for the kindness even after I took away 31 seconds of your life.

-- William Ng, Anaheim, CA.

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