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Offline Gary Fisler

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Shortest drill chuck?
« on: January 22, 2018, 11:39:52 AM »
I have a Jet midi lathe with a Nova G3 chuck. I want to drill blanks on the lathe but dimensions are going to be tight. I need a very short drill chuck to make this work. I noticed that Penn State Ind has one with a 1/2 tailstock that looks like it would work.

Any suggestions? What do you use?

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Re: Shortest drill chuck?
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2018, 01:02:52 PM »
I use a drill with a #2 Morris taper shank. Fits directly into the Jet tail stock and no chuck is required. The drills are available anywhere machine tools are sold. I get mine from MSC.

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Re: Shortest drill chuck?
« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2018, 07:07:26 PM »
Fred,

Thanks for the reply. I checked MSC and found some taper shanked drill bits. I was looking for brad point but they are not available with tapered shanks. Do you use the standard 118 drill bits?

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Re: Shortest drill chuck?
« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2018, 08:53:18 PM »
Yes I use the standard bits. I start the hole by drilling the blank with a center drill first.  That gives the big drill a centered spot to start.  Tip:  Make sure that each end of the blank is square before you start.
https://www.harborfreight.com/center-drill-countersink-set-5-pc-60381.html
https://www.mscdirect.com/product/details/01520402?fromRR=Y

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Re: Shortest drill chuck?
« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2018, 11:20:37 PM »
Thanks. Got the drill bits on order. Will stop by Harbor Freight next week when I'm off graveyard shift for the centering punch.