Anyone running keyless drill chucks on their machines? I have all keyed chucked for my CNC, but I got a few (at auction) in 30 taper for my manual mill and #2mt for my drill press. They are all Albrecht brand and none of of them hold a drill worth a damn. I thought Albrecht was top of the line? are mine just worn out? They drop the drill just turning off the spindle, reversing the spindle opens them wide up.
I see keyless chucks for sale in all the catalogs on CAT40 shanks so I guess someone is putting them in a mchining center.
I can quicky hand tighten my Jacobs 14N and it will hold a drill 20x better than the albrecht if I hold the brake and give it all I got.
Of course every now and then the thing will grab a drill so hard I need channel locks to get it out. What's up?
Thank You, Randy
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