I've got an old drill press that belonged to my grandfather, but the chuck
key has gone missing. I don't know who the DP manufacturer is, the chuck is
Any ideas where I can buy a new key for not too many dollars? The DP is a
bit of a rust bucket and low on 'features', so I'd rather just buy a new DP
if a key is big $$$.
I already bought a universal chuck from BusyBee, but it wasn't. :)
Problem is I read something about needing special wedges to get the Jacobson
Maybe I'll do some measurements and try Sears as John recommended. It might
even be a Crapsman for all I know.
You mean Jacobs, not Jacobson. I believe the key model that needs is the KK,
but I'm not positive. This is the actual key number by the way, not the part
number on the card.
Dependind on how your chuck is set up, it either needs a Morse wedge or a set
of Jacobs wedges to remove it. Both are cheap.
What model and size drill press is this? That chuck sounds like a small one.
1/2-20? Sounds like the thread. In this case, no wedges. The chuck simply
unscrews off. Must be a very, very small drill press. Almost none are threaded.
The KK key is probably the right one, then. It's used on smaller 1/2 chucks for
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