Tool Test: Craftsman Offers the First Hands-free Drill Chuck

By David Thiel
Page: 22

From the October 2006 issue #157
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Since the dawn of the first keyless chuck, woodworkers have been taking off layers of skin by grabbing the chuck sleeve and hanging on tight until the bit is seated, then racing to let go before the abrasion begins. Of course, you’re not supposed to be hanging onto the sleeve, but that’s what we’ve trained ourselves to do.

Now, Craftsman has designed a chuck to simplify the process and leave the epidermis intact. The #11547 from Craftsman is the model number for the drill itself, but what I want to focus on is the Autolock Chuck.

From the October 2006 issue #157
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