Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Amidst of 1000 acers of crawfish ponds under a 500 year old Oak grove. SW La
Hungrybare I have a Chin Ching Drill press that has the same shaft as yours. The chuck just taps on and is held on by friction. You can buy a replacement chuck at sears or Harbor Freight.
Mine is also to tall to set on a bench and to short to set on the floor. I call it a 3/4 model. As you mentioned, I to had built a bench about 24 inches tall which made the table at the right height. When I bought my drill press I thought to myself it looked very familiar. So I took the owners manual to sear and discovered the only thing missing was the name "Craftsman".
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