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Old 08-09-2019, 10:13 AM
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Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Birch Island, BC, Canada
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I have a live center with no tang that would not eject the first time I used it.
My tailstock ejects most things by retracting it into the barrel just past the zero mark on the quill. I just shoved a 1/4 nut into the key slot and it ejected as it should.
Then I made a new end for the center that was long enough to eject.
I have some smaller drills that require a reducer to fit into the tailstock. it is a pita to separate them so I can use the adapter with a different drill.
I have a pickle fork type separator but sometimes there is just not enough space between the adapter and the bit to use it.
Life beats the alternative hands down.
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