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Bruce Kamp
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Drill chuck
Aug 6th, 2017 at 1:03pm
 
What is a good drill chuck with a 2MT mount? I need one that I can use a draw bar on.
I have seen the write up on the one from PSI but many complained about the quality of the taper.
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Reply #1 - Aug 6th, 2017 at 1:53pm
 
I've had the PSI chuck for six years and have been quite pleased with it.   I originally purchased it in the MT1 taper, but when I upgraded to a larger lathe, I simply swapped out the arbor with an MT2 taper.
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Reply #3 - Aug 7th, 2017 at 10:55pm
 
I'd look on ebay for a used, Jacobs Ball Bearing Super Chuck.  Very high quality, made in USA.
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Reply #4 - Aug 8th, 2017 at 5:39pm
 
I found out (while in use) that my drill press uses a #2 MT to hold the chuck into the head....

That means I could use the same chuck in both the drill press and in my lathe (although I have to adapt it up to a #3MT for my lathe).

It came loose once during use. I am not sure if the drive shaft is hollow all the way thru, allowing the use of a knock-out bar.

It's worth looking at if you have one! My drill press is a bench mounted Craftsman.
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Re: Drill chuck
Reply #5 - Aug 8th, 2017 at 6:46pm
 
I do have a Jet drill press and have actually been using the spare chuck from that. It does have a 2MT taper and works fine if I tap it into the headstock using a piece of wood and hammer. However, I would feel better, and safer, knowing I had it snug with a draw bar.
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Re: Drill chuck
Reply #6 - Aug 14th, 2017 at 6:21pm
 
Bruce - I agree, when backing the bit back out of the wood, 50% of the time it comes loose from the tailstock. I make sure I am never rushing things.  This is assuming that you are spinning the wood and holding the drill chuck still in the tailstock. Thumbs Up
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