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    Default Chuck Buddy

    In Episode #606 of Ask This Old House, Tom Silva was using a drill adapter to quickly change from drilling to screwing. I thought this was a great time saving device. I believe that the device is called a Chuck Buddy so I ordered a couple of them. Unfortunately they do not fit my existing drills. Does anyone know the drill that Tom was using on this episode?

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    Default Re: Chuck Buddy

    The drill Tom uses is made by Festool. Very good but very pricey.
    Best, Mark

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    Is your chuck the wrong size? mabey you need a drill with a bigger chuck?
    HOPE THIS IS HELPFUL!

    Oklahoma City, OK

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    Wouldn't you know it would be Festool, and you are correct, they are very expensive.

    The problem is the outside diameter of the chuck. My drills are too large for the inside diameter of the Buddy. The Chuck Buddy slips over the outside of the chuck and it has three inner steel pins that grip the outer grooves on the chuck.

    I tried to post a couple of photos but couldn't get it to work. When I clicked on Manage Attachments or the Paper Clip Icon, nothing happens.

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    It worked this time. Here are the photos.
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    I recommend calling the manifacturer and asking what type of drills or chucks it will work with.
    HOPE THIS IS HELPFUL!

    Oklahoma City, OK

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    Quote Originally Posted by cjsand View Post
    I recommend calling the manifacturer and asking what type of drills or chucks it will work with.
    Tried that but unfortunately I bought these from a Surplus supplier who doesn't know the manufacturer. This supplier is the only place that I have found these. Someone else must have them because the one Tom was using had a silver cup and the ones I purchased are black. They might have a different name for them.

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    Default Re: Chuck Buddy

    Go to http://rockler.com and search for insty-drive.
    Jack
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