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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 01-17-2009, 04:18 PM Thread Starter
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The chuck came out of my Delta drill press a few minutes ago (table top, but a heavy one).

Scary.

The part that came off ( the chuck) appears to be just fine but I need to re-attached it. It has a morse taper I think. I am wondering if I should put some expoxy or something else on the inside of the chuck to prevent that from happening again.

Metal to metal glue? Choices? Or do I have this wrong.

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HI SB,

NO, don't glue it. These are made purposely. Just realign it, use a block wood on the table, bring down the arbor, (just like you're drilling). This will press the chuck back into place. Make sure there's no burs, if needed, clean the chuck before pressing back into place.

It's difficult to find them but, they are out there on the market... there are drill bits specifically designed to just fit into the very space that your chuck does. They are only pressed into place. It's why, you have that little wedge type tool.

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Saved by your reponse and the Delta manual I downloaded. Use a rubber mallet and wood to put it back in place it states. I will try your method.

What do you clean it with?

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I use just a normal degreaser. Again, just press it back into place.

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Got it.

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Ken's method works quite well. The arbor dropped out of my Delta a good while age, pressed it back in (instead of whacking it) and has been tight ever since.
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The most common reason for one of these chucks coming loose is letting it return too fast and bumping into the stop. With the temp in my garage hovering around 30 my chuck came loose as well. I write that off to being outside the normal operating temp zone. This is to say... it happens, no biggie.

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These are Jarno tapers not MT (Morse tapers). If it came loose it may have scored the socket. Any marks on the socket will cause the mating taper to come out again so make sure that as well as cleaning it any burrs are removed.
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Everything looked clean, so I put it back in using the methods described here and I drilled away last night.

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hi SB

Here's a why it came out,,,the norm,, when it's cold the steel will shrink,just a little bit and with a small tap/bump it's out...some come with a key to remove them but some don't, so to say if you need to replace down the road and you will,rap it with a cold pack and wait about 10 mins.or so then with a light tap you can replace it...I have seen some take a hammer and nail the chuck asm. and trash the drill press with just one blow..

A heat gun is your friend when you want to put it back on without using a sledge hammer and a block of wood..

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