I recently got a Clausing drill press to replace a dead buffalo. I lubed the chuck and it's still funky so, we decided on replacing it. It's on a JT33. The last straw was one of the guys goes to loosen the old chuck and smacks the key with the palm of his hand. The key gives on the second blow and his hand follows through down the drill and the flute lays his hand open...no stitches, but borderline.
For some reason, I'm not a big fan of keyless chucks. My Albright on the BP seems to jam-up but good sometimes. I have two 2x4s, three feet long hinged at one end; this is my "Albright Pliers". I'm not sure a keyless is such a good idea on the drill press but I'll got what the guys want. I found a1/32"-1/2" "Bison" for $80 and ordered it. Any thoughts on proper care and feeding of the new chuck? Are there any unique safety things we need to consider? Is it just me, or are keyless chucks on drill presses not natural? I have no problem with keyless on the BP.
Here's where I got it, no endorsement...don't have the chuck yet. Seems like a one-man business and Bob is a nice guy. I told him that I noticed his "Chuck Grease" on the website and that I announced to the guys that I ordered a big tub of "Chuck Grease" and that Charles started getting nervous. I thought Bob was going to wet his pants.