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Forum topic by Bliss Woodshop posted 10-07-2013 12:38 AM 2119 views 0 times favorited 11 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Bliss Woodshop

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10-07-2013 12:38 AM

Looking of chuck key, part # P7943092, which is used for drill press model G7944. I see Grizzly has it for $4, but shipping is $7.95. So, just wondering if any one know the chuck key size that will work with this chuck that can be picked up locally or online.

Be Bliss.

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#1 posted 10-07-2013 01:31 AM

look at grainger.thats where i found mine for my delta.

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#2 posted 10-07-2013 01:04 PM

I ordered one from Fastenal and picked it up at their local store, saved me from paying shipping charges; I have an older Craftsman that looks like a dead ringer for your Grizzly.

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#3 posted 10-07-2013 01:32 PM

Save yourself some time and gas money, get it from Grizzly. I need a key for my 20” Grizzly DP and have been all over town to no avail. How hard can it be to find a key for a Jacobs chuck. Pretty hard. There’s nothing that even comes close on the shelves of local stores in my area.

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#4 posted 10-07-2013 01:41 PM

for the hassles of finding one – that $4+$7 for shipping is not that bad of a deal.

sure there are other ways of getting a key (CL, HF, Ace) – but all will require you to either get a chuck (with included key), or get a key at higher cost – so overall you will be paying about the same. At least from grizzly you’ll know you are getting the right size.

alternatives (just in case):
CL – look for someone trying to get rid of old shop tools/chucks
HF (and other suppliers):

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#5 posted 10-09-2013 02:09 PM

The HF 4 way key won’t work, neither will the 4 way sold by northern tools. I’ve tried ‘em all and they are not even close to a match. In the meantime I use Alan’s (askwoodman) method of changing bits.
here the link:

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Bill White

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#6 posted 10-09-2013 02:32 PM

Alan wouldn’t be putting a pair of pliers on my drill chuck unless they were the “soft jaw” pliers. I got chills watchin’ him do that.


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#7 posted 10-09-2013 02:44 PM

Unless gas is free where you live and your time is worth nothing … buy it from Grizzly.

I find myself ordering more and more stuff online. We live in a semi-rural area, and it is 15+ miles to the nearest place that has a decent supply of tools and equipment. My Jeep gets about 18 miles to the gallon, and even at the current price per gallon ($3.30.9), a round-trip still costs me a little over $6.

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#8 posted 10-09-2013 03:44 PM

I agree with the Dane, it’s almost impossible for me to find anything locally anymore. Someone suggested letting my fingers do the walking, that doesn’t work very well either. The shipping charges are a drop in the bucket compared to what I’d spend running around trying to find whatever I need. That said, chuck keys are usually in standard sizes, but you need to know the size. All in all, getting it from Grizzly may be the quickest/easiest/cheapest way to get back into business.

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#9 posted 10-09-2013 04:04 PM

Do you have the info off the side of the chuck? If it’s a standard jacobs chuck size then this chart should tell you what key you need, and then you can just call around to the local stores:

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#10 posted 10-09-2013 04:16 PM

like I said – going direct with Grizzly for a guaranteed match is the best route in this case.

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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Bliss Woodshop

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#11 posted 10-14-2013 01:58 PM

Thanks all, I will get it from grizzly. Till then I will continue the use of a drill bit and a flathead screwdriver.

-- Be Bliss. @blisswoodshop on IG

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