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#1 posted 06-26-2012 08:11 PM

I open the chuck fully so that the three “fingers” that stick down to grip the bit are fully retracted, than a good whack or two with a dead-blow mallet takes care of it.

Make sure the taper (male and female parts) are clean – no sawdust or else you will have excessive run-out.

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