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Forum topic by JohnEinNJ posted 12-22-2011 06:25 PM 1255 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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JohnEinNJ

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12-22-2011 06:25 PM

I’ve got an old drill press (Sprunger DP14) with no chuck key. The chuck is labeled “Ridgid Supreme Professional 1500” and separately “O-1/2” and “33 Taper”. Anyone have any idea where to find a chuck key? Ridgidparts.com was a dead end, as was Ridgid tech support. Thanks in advance!


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Mickey Cassiba

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#1 posted 12-22-2011 09:49 PM

I believe harbor freight still sells the 4 in ones quite reasonably. by both sizes and you can work any drill chuck known to man

-- One of these hammers oughta fix that...

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#2 posted 12-22-2011 10:04 PM

This is not the response you are looking for but I will take this opportunity to comment on chuck keys in general.

There are 6 Jacob’s chucks in my workshop that require a chuck keep. No 2 of the 6 are compatible.

Some may say, “switch to keyless chucks”. That is not always possible and, in general, keyless chucks just don’t have the holding power of a keyed chuck.

As an FYI – I do have keyless chucks on both of my cordless drills. It seems like being keyless and being cordless go hand-in-hand. However, both stationary drill presses, my shopsmith, a corded hammer drill, a chuck for the lathe and a chuck on the mortising machine all require chuck keys and they are all different.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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