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Chuck and shaft (spindle?) it was attached to fell off.

I have a 1/3 HP Drill Press Model #99-110. I was drilling into some wood and it fell out of the part it slips into. It appears to be a friction fit. Can it be pressed back into place or is there more to it? I use it for home projects and it only has about 10 hours of use over an eight year period.

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  • gordon_nordm Jan 02, 2009

    ue to the Holidays, I haven't had a chance to try it yet. The shaft that the chuck sits on is a tapered one and your suggestion that it is a friction fit and can be pressed back on would make sense although I am surprised that there is not "mechanically" secured. I'll let you know as soon as I try it. Thanks and Happy New Year!



    Gordon

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It sounds like it is a Morse Taper. If so what you need to do is clean bith the internal and external parts with something like brake clean to remove any oil or dirt. Then wipe both with a clean paper towel. Put a block of wood on the table or if you have enough room move the table out of the way. What you want to do is seat the spindle parts and you can either tap on the chuck (make sure threads are all the way retracted) or usse the feed handle to push and put pressure to lock parts together. If you have any more questions let me know.

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    David Ford Jan 03, 2009

    Just another thought and clarification, when I typed threads I meant the chuck jaws have to be retracted and on the end of the taper shaft there is usually a flat tang. This is actually what drives the chuck and you have to align the tang with the internal socket so it will seat fully. Just push it into spindle and turn it and you will feel it lock into the socket.

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