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Thread: Rock Chuck Screw requires lots of torque to open it after use

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    Default Rock Chuck Screw requires lots of torque to open it after use

    For those that have a Rock Chuck...

    Once done with a bit, I can barely get the clamping screw to release. I have had to start putting a wrench on the T-handle hex to get it to release.

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    I would remove the screw, clean the entire chuck and put a little lube on the screw and see if that helps.
    CarverJerry

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    Time for the Carve Tight.
    Happy Carving

    Robert D.
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    if they have allen screws, replace the screw, they crack locking them.
    thanks so much!
    karl

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    I bought a new allen screw for my RC at Ace Hardware.

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    Well, right or wrong, I removed the screw, and cleaned out the inside with carb cleaner. Then I coated the threads of the screw with 3-in-1 oil. May go ahead and head up to the local hardware store and get a couple of spares.
    Thanks,
    Dave

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