|Forum topic by MrFid||posted 07-03-2013 06:59 PM||3368 views||0 times favorited||10 replies|
07-03-2013 06:59 PM
So a few weeks ago, I bought a Delta 14-650 (type 1) hollow chisel mortiser for $50 on craigslist. Actually, I was buying a lathe and the guy asked if I needed a mortiser. I threw $50 out there, and he took it. Came with all different size chisels, so I was pumped. There were three chuck keys hanging off the thing, so I assumed one of them would work. Silly.
Here’s what the chuck says:
Select (looks like a brand) 10mm-3/8” 24 UNF. See attached pictures.
So, here’s my question. Does anybody have an extra chuck key that will fit this thing? I’d happily take it off your hands and pay you for your troubles, OR: Does anyone know where I can get a key for this thing? It seems pretty nonstandard. I brought it to my local used tool store, tried every key there and nothing worked, OR: Can I buy a new chuck for this with a more standard key? What am I looking for to be sure I’ll be able to use the new chuck with my mortiser?
Also interesting to note, the guy who I bought it from had a chisel in the mortiser when I bought it, but doesn’t have the key anymore (I emailed him), so I’m not sure if getting the chuck out will be more of a challenge b/c of this.
Thank you guys for your help. A good question for the braintrust on a day that’s too humid and gross to do any real woodworking.
-- Bailey F - Eastern Mass.