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Hi - I'm finished cleaning my Silver Denning No 2.  I'd like to replace the chuck with a modern Jacobs or Morse taper. Does anyone know if these chucks are screwed onto the spindle or use a friction fit?  Any suggestions how I can get it off?  Thanks.


Eric, Oakland, CA

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Too much variation without seeing a photo.  Some had a straight shank and a tapered dowel pin holding things in place so look for signs of that too.  often the cross dowel pin was basically polished into the spindle so is hard to see.

Existing morse will almost always have a slot for inserting a removal wedge.

And then there is some weird taper stuff...odd jacobs tapers and others that have to be wedged out carefully..and usually with some wedges you make just for the job.

But, variations are broad so photos photos photos...including close ups.


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