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pariswoodworking

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765 days ago

My grandpa recently got an older Central Machinery Model T-583 drill press from his neighbor, and it is missing the chuck key. We tried a few keys, but none of them work well with it. I was wondering if anyone knew what size we should try?

Thanks.

-- Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former. -- Albert Einstein


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DS

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#1 posted 765 days ago

Metric

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#2 posted 765 days ago

You could take off the chuck, take it in and match the key to the chuck. That would give you a good opportunity to clean up the taper and lube the chuck anyway…

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#3 posted 765 days ago

why not just call Harbor freight?

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pariswoodworking

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#4 posted 761 days ago

Sorry for the delay of my response.

We’ve already tried the biggest key we could find around here, so we’ll have to order it. We’ll give harbor freight a call and see what they say.

Thanks for the help everyone.

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