Sometime back one of our esteemed members posted that if his machine had reverse, that he would only use a keyed chuck on that machine.
I've been pretty much spoiled by keyless chucks. I'm trying to decide whether to buy a keyless or keyed chuck for a lathe. If I'm just drilling a hole, keyless is just fine. Putting a tap in the keyless and tapping wouldn't be a problem because you are still going forward. But when you put the lathe in reverse to remove the tap, would the tap loosen in the chuck? I would assume that there is less resistance pulling the tap out, so maybe it wouldn't loosen. Also I assume if it did loosen, the worse that could happen is I'd have to remove the tap by hand.
So I'm looking to those with the experience to help me decide.