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Old 04-29-2014, 12:57 PM
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Heres one that looks real similar, that was listed on Ebay as a "tap holder". Being that it is basically a two jaw chuck; it is ideally suited to tap and reamer operations. I used it last night for the first time, and it worked like a champ.

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Old 04-29-2014, 01:16 PM
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Yeah Mick, I thought it was a tap holder the first time I saw it.
When I went back after it they showed me the printout from the site I posted above that claimed it was a drill chuck.
Whatever, the silly old thing works pretty well. It's better than, or at least as good as, the 2 ordinary drill chucks I already had for my little lathe.
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Old 04-29-2014, 10:52 PM
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That is one neat chuck. I've never seen one like that before. It looks like it might hold some pretty small bits. How big do you think it might go?
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Old 05-02-2014, 01:18 PM
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The Standard #2 is supposed to accommodate up to 3/4 inch but my #1 appears to be limited to 1/2 inch.
The jaws will open wider but the screw that controls them has the final say on the matter.
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Old 05-02-2014, 08:19 PM
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I picked up a chuck like the ones that you guys are talking about. I have never used mine mainly because the taper for the tailstock is a #2MT and my lathe tailstock takes a #3.

Guess I had better get off my butt and find/make a #3 for the tailstock and the front taper to fit the chuck.
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Old 05-02-2014, 09:46 PM
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My problem with the big one is getting drills out of it after it clamps down under load..
A strap wrench is my solution for that. No marring the shell.
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