TITAN 1010W SDS plus drill - wonky chuck

Discussion in 'Tool Talk' started by mozart, Jul 11, 2016.

  1. mozart

    mozart Member

    Bought one of these last week but took it back as the chuck didn't seem straight. Picked up another one and it seems the same. Have tried two different bits and basically the tip seems to move round in a small circle rather then keep on point (if that makes sense).

    Have also tested it in both drill and hammer mode...

    Is this normal? The drill gets through stuff really well, it's just that you end up with a hole bigger than the bit size......

    Is this perhaps the way SDS drills work? Never had one before....

    Or is it just that the drill is cheap?
  2. KIAB

    KIAB Super Member

    No it is not right.
    And though being a cheap drill, it should still drill properly.

    Take it back, it should drill a prefect circular hole, NOT a elliptical shape hole.
    Last edited: Jul 11, 2016
  3. Davmac

    Davmac Active Member

    Sounds like just the job for elongating a hole that's too tight o_O.

    Does the chuck run true when operated?
  4. screwfix.peter

    screwfix.peter Administrator Staff Member

    Hi @mozart

    Sorry to read you are having problems with your purchase.

    Please call our Customer Service Team on 03330 112 112 with your order details so we can advise and resolve this for you.


  5. Mr. Handyandy

    Mr. Handyandy Screwfix Select

    Are you using brand new bits or used ones?

    If the grooves in the bit are worn, it will do this, as they are not gripped tight like a keyed chuck.

    But generally, even if floppy, they won't 'circle' while in the masonry.

    Mr. HandyAndy - Really
  6. joinerjohn1

    joinerjohn1 Screwfix Select

    Sounds like a slightly bent drill bit to me.
  7. Pollowick

    Pollowick Screwfix Select

    Check the drill/chuck first.

    Clamp it down, and set speed to the lowest. Being very careful, Turn on, and then hold a pencil close to the chuck, move it closer very slowly until it is just touching. Stop the drill and look for the pencil marks, are they on one side or all round? All round says it is running true.

    Then fit a large, say 15mm bit and repeat, with the pencil near shank end - it is still true? If it is off, mark the point of contact with a dot of paint or tape. Remove bit and rotate through 180 degrees then repeat. If teh pencil marks are in te same place - in line with mark, then the bit is off, if it is on the opposite side, the SDS grip in the chuck is off.
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  8. mozart

    mozart Member

    Thanks for all your replies. I tested with 3 drill bits that cam with the set (all new), a new erbauer bit, two chisels and the chuck adapter. Holding a pencil near to the shank of each you can see the gap widen and narrow on each revolution. So I'm thinking then that it's the chuck rather than the bits.

    My next question is; seeing as how I've had two of these with the same problem, is it worth trying a third? Or maybe better to try another brand? Maybe this one?

    Last edited: Jul 12, 2016
  9. Jitender

    Jitender Screwfix Select

    Looks like there are a few bad reviews regarding wonky chuck.
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  10. KIAB

    KIAB Super Member

    Last edited: Jul 12, 2016
  11. mozart

    mozart Member

    Thanks for pointing those out. Wish I'd read them properly before purchasing.!
  12. mozart

    mozart Member

  13. KIAB

    KIAB Super Member

    Very little experience of Hitachi tools, as I'm a Bosch/Makita user with cordless drill/sds drills but I do have a Hitachi sabre saw & a 9" grinder both of which have had a hard life, been superb & never failed me.

    Don't be fooled by the input wattage, just because one drill is 1000w & another 700w doesn't always translate to actual more drilling power.
    Last edited: Jul 12, 2016
  14. mozart

    mozart Member

    Thanks - you hit the nail on the head. That was my worry. The titan seems quite powerful but no good if it can't drill straight! Looks like the hitachi has a stupidly short cord as well!
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  15. KIAB

    KIAB Super Member

    Me being a idiot:oops:

    Register online for extended warrenty.:)
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  16. mozart

    mozart Member

    Thanks. :)
  17. Jitender

    Jitender Screwfix Select

    Bosch do a 3 year warranty on professional tools, I registered my laser level for 3 year warranty.
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  18. KIAB

    KIAB Super Member

    Can't add up...:rolleyes:

    1 year normal, the extra 2 years is through online registration.

    Me, having a senior moment...:rolleyes::oops::oops:
  19. mozart

    mozart Member

    I'm sure I'm too young to have those, but they happen anyway! :p
  20. Pollowick

    Pollowick Screwfix Select

    I have had one of those from te day they were released - about 8 years back. It is a great piece of equipment (well mine is), I have used it with 110mm cores going 150 to 200mm down into concrete and through walls, or with a chiusel to get through 50mm of concrete to the pipes below. Then at the other end when needing to drill 5mm holes for small plugs - it is fine too.

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