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Forum topic by Loren posted 293 days ago 871 views 0 times favorited 29 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Loren

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293 days ago

What is the purpose of this thing? Is it just there to force
you to push real hard?

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SCOTSMAN

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#1 posted 293 days ago

No it’s designed so you don’t inadvertently leave the key in the chuck when you spin it up .A dangerous thing to do. Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#2 posted 293 days ago

It’s to prevent you from leaving the key in the chuck when you hit the “on” button.

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FaTToaD

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#3 posted 293 days ago

Interesting, I’ve always wondered that myself! You learn something new every day…

-- David

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#4 posted 293 days ago

Ok. Thanks. I guess I won’t remove it then.

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teejk

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#5 posted 293 days ago

Forgot to add…it is a PITA but so is starting a lawn mower in the past 20 years and newer gas cans are about the same. But you’ll get used to it.

Darwin was a pretty smart guy but we don’t let his theory work. In the meantime we all pay a lot more for everything.

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Grandpa

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#6 posted 293 days ago

They are right on with “it is there so it will kick out before you power up”. Often times the chuck wrench is attached to a chain so it won’t get lost. This makes them especially dangerous if they are left in the chuck.

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crank49

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#7 posted 293 days ago

Yea, just to keep you from leaving the key in the chuck, but I removed mine and low and behold, the sky did not fall and I have not hung myself on the cord that ties the key to the press column either.

Two years ago gas cans reached a new high for inconvenience. You had to push one leaver one way while you pulled another the other way to get the can to release any gas. Of course it took two hands to open the frigging valve while you had to use your third hand to actually turn the can up to pour gas. Then if you blinked an eye the damn thing snapped shut again.

I discovered that if you broke off the correct little thingy the can would not dispense any gas till you pulled the trigger. Then would shut off when you released the trigger. I think my modification made the can way more practical and useful and just as safe. Of course the next year they changed the design again. Crap.

-- Michael :-{| “If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed.” ― A H

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PurpLev

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#8 posted 293 days ago

as mentioned – it’s a safety mechanism to make sure the key stays out of the chuck when not in use – a great little feature!

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

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teejk

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#9 posted 293 days ago

Grandpa (and anybody else)...The chain is long gone. I nailed an electrical staple at an angle that holds the key very nicely.

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darthford

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#10 posted 293 days ago

Drill press nanny, I dislike them.

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RussellAP

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#11 posted 293 days ago

My chuck is on a stove pipe wire connected to the drill press. forgetting to take it out is a serious thing.

-- A positive attitude will take you much further than positive thinking ever will.

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darthford

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#12 posted 293 days ago

Albrecht keyless chuck, I’m just saying.

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lieutenantdan

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#13 posted 293 days ago

darthford,

Is that a Ridgid drill press?

-- "Of all the things I have lost in life, I miss my mind the most."

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Picklehead

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#14 posted 293 days ago

Here’s a quick mod I did to my drill press. Rare earth magnet in a shallow forstner bit hole, opposite a drilled hole to hold drill chuck key. Magnet holds thingamajig to drill press and holds key in place.

-- You've got to be smarter than the tree.

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gfadvm

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#15 posted 293 days ago

Keyless chuck is my friend!

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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