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I got a Black &Decker cordless drill here – I seldom use it for the last 3 years or so, as we moved out the country. In any case, I wanted to use it last night – it’s great to clean the bath tub, sink, etc. using the brush attachment (see pic) but the drill chuck did not work, it was stuck...

Saw a few YouTube videos to see how I could fix it, hitting it, smashing it, etc. to no avail…

I thought I was going to get a new chuck (if it’s available in NCR) but found a can of WD-40 underneath my kitchen sink. I decided to give it a try and sprayed the chuck inside out.

It worked!

Don’t leave home without a can of WD-40! 

 

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captainpete

i use it my nuts when they get a bit rusty

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Jess Bartone
1 hour ago, captainpete said:

i use it my nuts when they get a bit rusty

Fewer redheads born since wd-40 was invented.

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RogerDat

Just make sure you put 3 in 1 oil after use before you store it. WD40 does not protect long term.

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Headshot
2 hours ago, RogerDat said:

Just make sure you put 3 in 1 oil after use before you store it. WD40 does not protect long term.

True. WD-40 is NOT a lubricant. It is a solvent.

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18 minutes ago, Headshot said:

True. WD-40 is NOT a lubricant. It is a solvent.

Do you have a source for this claim?

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The long-term active ingredient is a non-volatile viscous oil which remains on the surface to which it is applied, giving lubrication and protection from moisture.[11] This oil is diluted with a volatile hydrocarbon to make a low viscosity fluid which can be aerosolized to penetrate crevices. The volatile hydrocarbon then evaporates, leaving behind the oil. 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WD-40

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Headshot
26 minutes ago, shadow said:

Do you have a source for this claim?

I was taught this in college, but there are other sources as well. Basically, WD-40 breaks down rust. Solvents do that. Lubricants do not. WD-40 does have penetrating oil in it, but penetrating oil should NOT be mistaken for a long-term lubricant. It has very low viscosity and it evaporates over time.

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WD stands for "water displacing" and its main use is as a solvent or rust dissolver. The lubricant-like properties of WD-40 come not from the substance itself, but from dissolving components. And the effect doesn't last. WD-40 can be a good substance to start with — it can help clean up rust or other grime.Mar 9, 2012

https://lifehacker.com/5891936/when-should-i-not-use-wd-40

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oztony

"Norm Larsen, founder of Rocket Chemical Company, is considered the original founder of WD-40," according to wd40.com. Larsen aimed to develop a line of rust-prevention solvents and degreasers for use in the aerospace industry. He succeeded at the goal, Water Displacement, on the 40th attempt, hence the name.Jul 24, 2009

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miles-high
3 hours ago, RogerDat said:

Just make sure you put 3 in 1 oil after use before you store it. WD40 does not protect long term.

Now I can see inside the chuck is all rusted... I will have to leave soon but all I have in my condo is a bottle of "extra virgin" olive oil... would that do? Or should I go get  some oil from SM?

Can I use that synthetic motor oil (I think I have an extra can in my car)?

Thanks for your help! 

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Highlighter
20 minutes ago, miles-high said:

Now I can see inside the chuck is all rusted... I will have to leave soon but all I have in my condo is a bottle of "extra virgin" olive oil... would that do? Or should I go get  some oil from SM?

Can I use that synthetic motor oil (I think I have an extra can in my car)?

Thanks for your help! 

Oils aint Oils Sol. (Aus TV ad)

Any oil will do the trick. If I only had extra virgin olive oil, that's what I would use.

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Jester

They also make small cans of WD40 you can carry in your murse.   

 

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hyaku

Years ago my father sprayed WD40 around the lock in his car door panel. It stripped all the paint off the door!

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