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Forum topic by Adamal posted 07-21-2013 05:10 PM 4432 views 0 times favorited 11 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Adamal

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07-21-2013 05:10 PM

I know this question has been asked a thousand times, and while I’ve read a bunch of articles on how to remove/replace chucks, what I really want to know is what type of chuck I have. From there, I can figure it out (I think).

I’ve got a 1963 15-017 Delta/Rockwell press and there’s no slot on the quill. This tells me that it’s not a morse taper. Would this then be a threaded chuck that I put a large allen wrench in and smack it? Or could it be a taper without a slot.

Thanks!


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#1 posted 07-21-2013 05:33 PM

After more reading I’m thinking that I have a tapered spindle and that I need wedges.

Hmmm… the thick plottens.

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#2 posted 07-21-2013 06:46 PM

I found a manual for that DP, but they wanted me to pay for it..so I looked at OWWM, and they only had a slightly later version. It didn’t come with a MT chuck, though it looks like you could buy an adapter and make it a MT mounting. I’m wondering if that was the same for the model you have…..(?)

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Adamal

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#3 posted 07-21-2013 07:29 PM

Delta actually emailed me a manual for it, but it didn’t mention chuck removal. I just found a manual for for a similar model. It only says “Rockwell-Delta 15” Utility Drill Press” and it’s dated 1965. Under the section titled “How To Use Spindle Adapters”, it’s says to use a hammer and a brass rod to tap the chuck free.

Well, I’ve been ‘tapping’ the crap outta mine and I’ve got nothin’.

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#4 posted 07-21-2013 07:32 PM

Sorry I dont have an answer for you, but dont tap too much, you sure as heck dont wanna BEND that thing! :-(

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#5 posted 07-21-2013 08:25 PM

Some chucks have a Philips screw up inside. Just open it to max diameter and look in. Make sure to remove it before punching the chuck out.

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#6 posted 07-22-2013 12:49 AM

On my risgid that uses the same type of chuck, it says to use a block of wood and mallet to remove the chuck. Place the wood on top of the chuck and give it a few taps with the hammer.

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cutmantom

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#7 posted 07-22-2013 01:00 AM

I would use a hammer and block of wood but alternate hitting on one side then the opposite side

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Adamal

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#8 posted 07-23-2013 03:38 PM

I just wanted to give an update in case someone else needs to know down the road…

The chuck itself has a female taper and the spindle has a male taper (hey, I’m new to this stuff). I stopped at Grainger and bought some #6 wedges. It took all of 20 seconds and a c-clamp to remove the chuck.

Thanks all!

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#9 posted 08-28-2015 01:07 AM

Hey adamal could you grab a pic of the motor mounts on your dp? Mines all boogered up and the way it appears to mount dont add up in my head.

-- Its not a crack, its a casting imperfection.

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#10 posted 08-29-2015 02:26 PM



Hey adamal could you grab a pic of the motor mounts on your dp? Mines all boogered up and the way it appears to mount dont add up in my head.

- chrisstef

I hope this is what you’re looking for… if not, let me know!

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chrisstef

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#11 posted 08-30-2015 10:51 AM

Thanks so much adamal! Looks like im missing that mounting plate. I dig the color scheme on your dp.

-- Its not a crack, its a casting imperfection.

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