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Champion Blower and Forge Co. Drill Press

My dad gave me his old drill press the other day. It's a Champion Blower and Forge Co. drill press with the number 301 on it. You have to crank it by hand. I'd like to use it, but there is no chuck. Does anyone know where I could buy a chuck for a drill this old?
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post #2 of 2 Old 07-27-2011, 08:24 AM
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it's probably too old

You have 2 choices: adapt an exiting "Chuck" or have one made. The chuck on my old hand crank DP is either integral with the spindle or shrink fitted onto it. It is simple a cylinder with a large set screw to grip the drill using a 1/2" shanks. These old DP were not made with adjustable chucks like today's models. However, you could make one with 3 set screws at 90 degrees to the spindle, like the jaws of a common chuck. If the end of the spindle is threaded you can measure the no. of threads and the diameter and start from there trying to adapt and existing one. If it's tapered that's another type. I suspect back in the day that just made it straight, probably about 3/4" or 1" in diameter. Gook Luck to you. bill

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