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Posted on Replacement chuck for old Chicago Industrial Tool 5 speed belt drive drill press

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#1 posted 06-25-2017 02:23 AM

Taiwan cranked out tons of these in the 70s and 80s, they are capable and worth owning. The chuck attaches to an arbor which will have a machine taper at both ends. The easiest way to get them out is apply sideways pressure while turning the chuck, or you can use a drift key. Sounds like you need a new chuck and arbor but you need to identify the taper first which should be either a Morse or Jacobs taper. The chuck will have one taper, the drill press is likely to have a different taper, so the arbor will have 2 different tapers.

Looking at the pic it appears the arbor is still there which will simplify everything. It fits into a taper in the machine and can be removed as stated earlier. How bad is the damage? You may not need to replace it unless it’s bent.

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