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Author Topic: CXS issue - resolved  (Read 1281 times)

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Offline Sparktrician

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CXS issue - resolved
« on: June 19, 2013, 08:23 AM »
Yesterday I got out the CXS for a quick drilling job and couldn't remove the Centrotec bit holder from the shaft.  It just didn't want to let go of the shaft.  I shot it full of WD40 and let it sit for a while, thinking that one of the detent balls might have gotten stuck.  No such luck.  Eventually I managed to pry it off with considerable effort.  I took the bit holder and slipped it on and off both the C12 and the TI15 with no difficulty which said the problem was with the CXS shaft.  I could not see any specific issue with the shaft, and the Centrotec bit holders from the C12 and TI15 didn't want to slide onto the CXS easily.  I took a strip of plumber's emery cloth and wrapped it around the shaft, then turned the drill on until my fingers got too hot.  Ta-DAAAA!!!  The Centrotec bit holders now slip on and off very easily, as do the other accessories.  Something to remember for the future...  

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