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  1. #16
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    Or if you have bearing puller you can try that.

  2. #17
    Bearing puller isn’t going to work.

    All the machinists I know will shoot you if you used a pickle fork.

    The proper way (if you don’t have a spindle slot ) is to use chuck wedges.


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    Last edited by Dave Sabo; 01-18-2019 at 9:22 AM.

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    I didn't know there was an actual tool to do this, so I basically made what Dave shows above with a couple of wedges made from scrap maple. Worked fine. Love having a keyless chuck now!

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    Thanks Dave! Looks like there are a number of them for different taper types, and cheap too:
    https://www.mscdirect.com/browse/tnp...EaAu-NEALw_wcB

  5. #20
    The first pic is a drift that you'd use in the slot in your spindle - if you have one.

    Many home shop presses don't have that feature , so you'd need the wedges - PLURAL

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    I thought those where pickle forks.

    (That should tell you how many front ends I've worked on)
    Last edited by Bill Jobe; 01-18-2019 at 11:37 AM.

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    A 1/4" straight router bit, chucked into my drill press & routing a line in a piece of plywood worked like a champ to get the chuck off my drill press.

    A spinning chuck with a razor sharp bit dancing around on the floor added to the excitement of the day...

    I don't really recommend my method......I did learn from that though that a drill press is a drill press & not a morticer or drum sander..... .
    My granddad always said, :As one door closes, another opens".
    Wonderful man, terrible cabinet maker...

  8. #23
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    Well I had no idea what size wedges to order so I went to Harbor Freight and bought a pickle fork. 3 easy taps and the chuck fell right off.

    Thank you to everyone that offered help!!

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