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Hi, I'm mr.p from Hazel Green, Al and have been doing a little woodworking in my spare time over the last twenty years. Now that I'm retired I am doing a little more and I have a question. My chuck for my floor drill press keeps coming off while I'm drilling and I was wondwring if anyone has the same problem or is it time to replace something? Any info would be appreciated.
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Hi, I'm mr.p from Hazel Green, Al and have been doing a little woodworking in my spare time over the last twenty years. Now that I'm retired I am doing a little more and I have a question. My chuck for my floor drill press keeps coming off while I'm drilling and I was wondwring if anyone has the same problem or is it time to replace something? Any info would be appreciated.
It fits with a taper, it must be clean, CLEAN, to stay
on.

Put it in place and drive it on with a soft hammer,
or piece of wood, one sharp rap, not a hard hit.

If it will not stay on then, there is some wear some
where and parts will be needed.

Use acetone or spray carb cleaner to clean the
taper, no oil. Some fine steel wool is OK, but very
gentle.


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Forgot to say welcome to the mad house.

And what Firehawkmph said,, I am the only
sane one here....


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thanks for the input. I'll clean everything and try again and if it doesn't work, I'll go to plan B.
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Thanks Athens for the hello.
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Welcome to the forum mr.p

If the Morse taper shaft still won't stay in, after everything is real clean, try roughing the taper with some very fine abrasive cloth. If I remember correctly that's what I ended up doing to mine when I had the same problem.

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mr.p:

If cleaning doesn't help, try putting the chuck
in the freezer over night and installing it while
it is still frozen. Let it warm up before using.


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