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Jaws jammed in housing

The jaws on a 5/8' drill press chuck have been retracted into the housing and seem to be jammed...can't get them free with the key. How do I get it apart?

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  • Anonymous May 13, 2009

    I have the same problem. I tried squirting machine oil into the chuck, tapping on the collar, even turning the machine upside down and squirting oil into the jaws. Nothing is working. What next?



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What you might try is to spray some oil into the chuck and then using the key again, making sure of the proper rotation try and turn it while GENTLYY tapping on the collar with a small hammer (better brass) and see if this doesn't loosen them up. Good Luck. Dave

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