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#1 posted 12-04-2014 01:18 PM

as was mentioned look into the chuck with the jaws all the way open and see if you can see a screw head.These may be left hand thread! If so remove the screw. then chuck up a large hex wrench in the drill chuck and put the drill on the lowest speed. don’t turn the drill on! knock the allen wrench with a hammer in the same direction as the spindle turns to get it loose. It is also possible that it is a Jacobs taper in which case you can drive a wedge between the quill and the chuck and it will pop off unless someone has used lock tight on the taper. in either case there is not enough meat to be able to convert to MT on the quill. some pictures could be beneficial for us in helping you determine what needs to or can be done.

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