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    Default CarbaTec Drill Press upgrade chuck

    I have just got the CarbaTec drill press and found that using 3mm drills for stainless steel drilling that the drill is not that well held in the chuck. It makes horrible sounds and ends up going further into the chuck. I did make sure that the chuck was tight on the drill and set right in the chuck. It starts off ok and holds well in the initial drilling but towards the end it just goes to crap. Iím thinking thereís a better chuck I could use, can anyone recommend one please?
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    I have a Crapatec bench drill press, and the chuck supplied with it went into the bin on Day 1.

    Replaced with a keyless from McJings, something like one of these (design seems to have changed a bit)

    Keyless Drill Chuck

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    I replaced my drill press chuck with a Rohm and found it a significant improvement.

    Rohm 871054 Supra Keyless Chuck 13mm JAC6 : Amazon.com.au: Home Improvement

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    Thanks guys, I just knew someone would understand my dilemma and had a solution. I only use a drill press occasionally but now at least I can start to set it up right, as if you really can set up a carbacrap drill press any better anyhow.
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    Ok guys, McJing after two weeks of trying canít come up with the goods due to supply problems. The Amazon link gives a chuck that costs $172 and is not what I want to pay by a long mile, so Iím asking if anyone has another possible supplier to solve my problem. Remember it has to handle a 3mm drill bit at least and fit a MT2 arbor.
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    US$57 (including Shipping) will get you this one from CTC tools in Hong Kong.
    13MM KEYLESS HIGH PRECISION DRILL CHUCK - MORSE TAPER SHANK - TANG #G62 | CTC Tools
    Its a precision item with 0.08 mm runout which is pretty good for a DP chuck.

    It normally comes air freight and takes about two weeks to get stuff from them but it could take longer these days.

    I have bought a lot of stuff from them (reamers, large drill bits, collet chucks and collets, taps and dies) - they have been very reliable and the quality is typically similar or better than McJings.

    BTW to stop you bits wandering inwards on a keyed chuck, try lubricating the chuck with some White Li grease spray, and then tightening using all 3 holes in the chuck

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    I have the keyless chuck from Timbecon (Baladonia I believe) and have found it to be faultless. I will add that I do very little drilling into stainless.

    Just checked and it's out of stock..

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    Just an update on the drill chuck. McJing gave me a refund on the arbor required for the B12 drill chuck I ordered based on their suggestion of the appropriate arbor but did not come to the party on a drill chuck that I canít use because they could not supply the arbor for it. I managed to find the right arbor for the B12 drill chuck after much searching on the net and itís on its way from Hong Kong and at a slightly cheaper price overall ie. including postage than the one that McJing could not supply. Overall Iím happy to get things sorted but I will always check if McJing have stock before I use them again. Iím sure McJing are not the only oneís with supply problems due to Covid-19. Now if only I could make up the time Iíve lost over this whole episode. I know Iíll invent a time machine.

    ps: thanks for all your help guys.
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    Or in the interim you can go to a dumpshop, buy a cordless with a serviceable chuck, pull it apart, they usually have a 12mm shaft and put it in your crappy chuck. I have been doing it for years for sub 3mm drill bits.
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