I Picked up a used Albrecht 1/8" to 5/8" chuck. Seems to operate very smoothly, but if you close it down to near 1/8", the jaws become slack. An internal acme type threaded screw moves the jaws in and out, and when the chuck is set to less than about 0.135", it reaches the end of it's engagement. It's easy to reengage the screw, and it works fine on larger diameters, but this seems wrong. Is this normal for this chuck? I have a 1/32" to 1/2" Albrecht and it does not have this issue with drills below it's minimum, ie the jaw screw does not disengage at it's min diam. setting. Can it be adjusted or is the screw damaged?
13 years ago