14 years ago
I recently purchased a Jet drill press, and I've been having some
trouble getting the chuck to fully seat properly on the tapered spindle.
The Jet instruction manual said to get everything as clean and devoid
of oil or other lubricant as possible, and I used Brake Kleen spray on
the spindle and the tube that it fits into...however, when I use the
press, the chuck still sometimes "slips" on the spindle when I'm trying
to drill through something.
I have knocked out the spindle-chuck assembly multiple times and
re-cleaned and tried to re-seat it, and still the problem persists.
Can anyone offer any suggestions on how to get this seated properly? I
was considering putting the spindle-chuck assembly into the freezer and
heating the tube on the drill press which the spindle slides up into
with a heat gun or propane torch...is that an acceptable method?
Thanks for any clues.