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Forum topic by rwe2156 posted 02-04-2016 02:05 PM 341 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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rwe2156

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02-04-2016 02:05 PM

I picked up a really nice looking antique brace but the bits wobble a bit.

I’ve taking it apart can’t see anything obvious, but when I tighten the chuck the bit still wobbles.
I notice one of the little grabbers is higher than the other.

Suggestions?

-- Everything is a prototype thats why its one of a kind!!


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#1 posted 02-04-2016 03:43 PM

Here is a link to a video that may help with your issue.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VFAmM4txmi4

Hope this helps.

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#2 posted 02-04-2016 03:52 PM

LJ Brit (Andy) recently helped me out with a similar question and linked this video for me.

-- Chris - Would work, but I'm too busy reading about woodwork.

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#3 posted 02-04-2016 04:58 PM

I do it that way but still loose.

-- Everything is a prototype thats why its one of a kind!!

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#4 posted 02-06-2016 02:46 AM

Is it a brace bit (Tapered square end) or is it a round or hex drill bit? with some braces that can cause an issue.

-- James Wright, Rockford IL, https://www.youtube.com/c/WoodWright

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#5 posted 02-06-2016 11:47 AM

Brace bit. I took everything apart and cleaned it up seems better I’m wondering if something is worn.

-- Everything is a prototype thats why its one of a kind!!

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#6 posted 02-06-2016 12:43 PM

odd. your guess sounds like a good one. fi the bit is slid all the way to the back of the chuck it should seat well. if not there is something wrong with the chuck or the bit.

-- James Wright, Rockford IL, https://www.youtube.com/c/WoodWright

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