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Drill/Driver 101: How to Use a Keyless Chuck

Pro tips on properly positioning a bit in the head of a drill

In this Drill/Driver 101 video, This Old House contributor Mark Clement demonstrates how to switch between pre-drilling and screw driving to avoid crooked or jagged holes that may damage your workpiece. Learn how to correctly adjust the keyless chuck to achieve perfect, straight bit placement every time.

Learn how to:

• Easily switch from predrilling to screw driving

• Align the bit properly

• Avoid crooked or jagged holes

• Engage the ratchet for high stress projects