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Forum topic by TropicalWW posted 06-12-2011 11:52 PM 854 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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06-12-2011 11:52 PM

My latest Craigslist find. A Craftsman 22901 3/4hp drill press. Cost me $75.00. I could tell when I went to look at it that there was quite a bit of wobble to the bit, but it looked like it was the chuck and not the arbor….my dial indicator seems to confirm that. There is almost 0 run-out at the arbor, but about 50 thousands at a bit in the chuck. The chuck looks like it was used as a hockey puck, so this doesn’t surprise me. I’m also going to need a new handle assembly since that was broken, too. Probably $50 to $75 more in replacement parts. So, how’d I do? Seemed like a good deal to me. :-)

Does anyone have a recommendation for a replacement chuck? What’s on there now is key-less and I don’t really need that….I’m just fine saving some $$ and using a chuck key. :-)

Thanks everyone!


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#1 posted 06-13-2011 01:44 AM

Before buying a new chuck, I’d pop the old one off and check the taper for dirt, gunk, etc. A good cleaning with acetone and some 000 steel wool may clear up your wobble problem.
BTW, great score!

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