I just finally got around to testing the new 5/8" keyless drill chuck (Albrecht ripoff) I got from work to go on my new drill press I got from work.
I was drilling *random chunk o' steel* (I also got from work). Probably structural as it had some kind of primer paint on it (as in, probably not some free-machining steel). I was using a 1/2" bit with a standard 118" point with no pilot. The chucked seemed to be holding very well with no sign of slipping.
Just thought I'd share. There are good ripoffs available out there. This one came from a distributor called "Samona" out of BC. The chuck looks very professional and feels pretty good other than a bit of inconsistant resistance as the jaws are open/closed. If it had "Albrecht" printed on it I probably wouldn't obviously know the difference.