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Forum topic by pariswoodworking posted 06-06-2012 06:14 PM 2018 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-06-2012 06:14 PM

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.

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#1 posted 06-06-2012 06:21 PM

Metric

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#2 posted 06-06-2012 06:26 PM

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 06-06-2012 06:54 PM

why not just call Harbor freight?

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#4 posted 06-10-2012 04:34 AM

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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