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#1 posted 756 days ago

First, wipe the taper down with mineral spirits. It needs to be completely clean and grease free. Then when you install it, make sure the chuck is all the way open so the jaws are fully retracted, put a block of wood against the chuck, and tap the wood sharply with a rubber mallet a couple of times.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"


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