TAKING OFF A CHUCK AND COLLET
Many experienced machinists still need to practice this! Many people ask “How to take off a Chuck”. In this article we will show you how to: take off a chuck, put on a chuck, take off a collet chuck and more! Just remember the most important steps
- Clean and stone everything!
- Tight bolts like a tire (Opposite sides each time you tighten, not side by side)
- Use oil/anti seize on threads
- Turn down the chuck pressure to almost nothing!
- Indicate collet chucks in before tightening bolts
- CLEAN CLEAN CLEAN, many people destroy chucks over time because of loose chips that embed into the chuck from clamping on the chips. Cleanliness is next to godliness!
TAKING OFF A CHUCK
STEP 1- Remove Jaws
STEP 2- Remove dust cover
STEP 3- Reduce chuck pressure (around 10 or off completely)
STEP 4- Using wrench provided unscrew the chuck from the drawbar. To loosen open/close the chuck using foot pedal. During the opening/closing process use the wrench to unscrew the chuck. Watch for the jaws to stop moving, that will let you know the drawbar is loosened from the chuck.
STEP 5- Remove 6 bolts (It will fall!)
(Clean the chuck and set it aside, be sure to oil the surface and place a rag over it. This will ensure dust does not get inside of the chuck.)
PUTTING ON A CHUCK
STEP 1- Clean and stone everything! Scotch brite rust and feel for chips with your hand. Use paper towels to clean.
STEP 2- Apply anti seize (oil or actual anti seize) on bolts and adapter threads.
STEP 3- Bolt on chuck while drawbar is in closed position. Tighten bolts like a tire.
STEP 4- While opening/closing the chuck (with the pressure down) screw on chuck using wrench.
STEP 5- Install dust cover
TAKING OFF A COLLET
STEP 1- While in closed position unscrew bolts. (Pressure low)
STEP 2- Open chuck (foot pedal) and grab collet. If pressure is high it will kick out!
STEP 3- Take off adapter and clean everything!
PUTTING ON A COLLET
STEP 1- Clean and stone everything
STEP 2- Pressure low
STEP 3- While the chuck is in the open position –> screw on adapter
STEP 4- Indicate adapter in closed position. Oil the O-rings.
STEP 5- Slide collet chuck on (Mark where the dowel hole is)
STEP 6- Bolt on like a tire. Lightly tight 3 bolts (in the shape of a triangle) indicate inside of collet chuck.
STEP 7-Tighten bolts like a tire
TAKING OFF A DEADLINK COLLET
STEP 1- Unbolt (Low Pressure) in closed position.
STEP 2- Unscrew entire Chuck in open position.
PUTTING ON A DEADLINK COLLET
STEP 1- While in low pressure in open position screw on chuck
STEP 2- line up Dowel and close collet
Step 3- Bolt on like a tire. Lightly tight 3 bolts (in the shape of a triangle) indicate inside of collet chuck.
Step 4- Tighten all bolts like a tire.