old craftsman drill press

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Forum topic by 3285jeff posted 12-03-2014 08:34 PM 1087 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-03-2014 08:34 PM

I have a old craftsman drill press about 30 yrs at least;;it does not have the Morse taper where I can knock the chuck out to replace it;;;it just seems like it is attached to the shaft;;;can anyone help me on getting this chuck off and does anyone know once it is off can I noddy it with the Morse taper style chuck where you can use a drift pin to knock it out;;;thank you

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#1 posted 12-03-2014 09:05 PM

If you look to the inside with the jaws open you may see a screw inside there, but good luck getting it out. I ended up buying just the jaws and split threaded ring for my chuck and replacing them.

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#2 posted 12-04-2014 01:18 PM

as was mentioned look into the chuck with the jaws all the way open and see if you can see a screw head.These may be left hand thread! If so remove the screw. then chuck up a large hex wrench in the drill chuck and put the drill on the lowest speed. don’t turn the drill on! knock the allen wrench with a hammer in the same direction as the spindle turns to get it loose. It is also possible that it is a Jacobs taper in which case you can drive a wedge between the quill and the chuck and it will pop off unless someone has used lock tight on the taper. in either case there is not enough meat to be able to convert to MT on the quill. some pictures could be beneficial for us in helping you determine what needs to or can be done.

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