How To Install A Drill Press Chuck

Many of you may have this perception that installing a drill press chuck process would be similar to installing any other drill or driver chuck, however, this is not the case. Removing and installing a drill press chuck includes different steps and thus you need to pay close attention to the installation process in order to fit chuck well to make it stay at its place. Drill press chucks if properly placed would fit in the tapered spindle of the drill press tightly and it would stay there. A Morse taper is used with drill presses and their chucks. This taper enables you to attach different attachments to a drill press through the arbor. In this page, we are going to share all the steps that would guide you for properly removing and installation of a drill press chuck.
How to install a drill press chuck

Removing a Drill Press Chuck

At times you may find the need of removing your drill press chuck. A drill press chuck may have bent, might be defected or dirty or not properly installed. In all such cases you would need to know how to remove, clean and install a drill press chuck. You can remove your drill press chuck in different ways and no matter what method you adopt, it won’t take more than a few moments to do the job.

Use Chuck Removal Tool

A special chuck removal tool is included with a drill press that is used for removing chuck. You will find removing chuck easier with the aid of this tool. This tool will easily fit inside the access window on drill press spindle. Follow these simple steps to remove the drill press chuck with ease:

  1. Insert the chuck removing tool in drill press spindle access window.
  2. Now hammer it lightly to advance the tool in the window. As you move it farther, chuck will fall out of your drill press.

While doing this process, you should make sure that the table of your drill press is raised so that as chuck falls out it won’t get damaged.

Use Hammer

If your drill press doesn’t include a chuck removal tool, another method could be use of a hammer and hardwood piece. While using this method for removal of drill press chuck, you need to be extra cautious. If you take proper care with this method there will be no danger of causing any damage to the tool. Follow these simple steps:

  1. Arrange for a hammer and a reasonably sized hardwood piece.
  2. Place hardwood piece at an angular position above the drill press chuck.
  3. With the use of a hammer, now give the wood piece one or two slaps. Doing this would enable chuck to fall out.

While doing this process for removal of drill press chuck, make sure that the strike with the hammer is angled downwards so that you don’t end up bending or damaging the chuck shaft or spindle.

Cleaning the Drill Press Chuck

Before installing a drill press chuck, it is important to clean it well. There may be oil, debris or dust gathered on your chuck shaft or at the place where it fits in, so you should ensure cleaning of these areas. Use a degreasing agent with a clean rag for cleaning chuck spindle. You can make use of acetone that works fine for this purpose because of its capability of evaporating quickly. You must also clean the spindle inside with few drops of acetone with a rag. Make sure that the rag or any cloth you are using is clean and lint-free. Even if you are installing a new chuck, you may not get fooled by assuming that there can be no burrs with the new chuck. Check and make sure that it doesn’t have any dirt too.

Installing the Drill Press Chuck

Now that you have cleaned the chuck, shaft and spindle; you can restore chuck. Follow these simple steps for installation:

  1. Insert the drill press chuck tightly inside strong enough so that it stays at place without falling out for some time.
  2. Jaws of drill press must be retracted in order to prevent from causing any damage to the tool.
  3. Table should be lowered down in order to open up space for hammer swinging.
  4. With the use of a rubber/wooden mallet quickly hit the chuck bottom 2 to 3 times in order to get the installation of chuck done properly. Avoid giving a powerful blow or you may end up damaging the piece. Always make sure that it is only a firm tap in order to get the job done. Avoid hitting again and again. A clean chuck would fit in a clean spindle without giving you a hard time.

These steps would ensure that the chuck would remain at its place until you want and try to remove it.


Proper installation is a vital aspect of maintaining the longevity of your power tool. You need to know steps for correct installation as part of the maintenance process as well. There will be times when you would need to replace drill press chuck and this knowledge that we have shared here for removing, cleaning and replacement would be beneficial for you. So if your drill press chuck needs to be fixed, replaced or clean, you need not to visit shop of a repair technician but by following all the details mentioned here, you can do best for your selected machine.…

Home Safes For Guns Offer Protection And Security

Besides the potential for harm, if you love guns and have a valuable collection, you certainly want to keep them safe. No one can ever predict when a house fire can occur – it can be the result of an electrical failure, falling asleep while smoking, or even a lightning strike – however it happens, fire can rip through a home within minutes. In such an emergency, the primary concern will be to get out fast. Rather than simply leaving your gun collection to fate, a fireproof gun safe can make sure that your prized firearms will survive most house fires.

best gun safe

A Wide Range Of Choices

Whether your collection includes everything from pistols through shotguns and rifles, there is a home gun safe that will exactly fit your needs. Read some pistol safe reviews on before buying one.

Freestanding gun safes are available in what might be termed the ‘standard’ type or in a fireproof design. Depending on the model, fireproof gun safes can withstand temperatures of 2,000 degrees Fahrenheit.

Wall safes are those that are fitted with walls and can be concealed behind the drapery, pictures, or other decorative elements. While you will not be able to keep a rifle in one of these, they are great for storing pistols safely, along with other valuables.

Some floor safes actually care enough to accommodate short to medium length rifles and shotguns. These safes can be fitted between joists or embedded in concrete, which also renders them fireproof. Once installed, the safe can be hidden beneath carpeting.

Biometric safes do not rely upon tumblers or keys to unlock, but rather on your own fingerprints. Available either for pistols or full-sized guns, these safes represent the apex of modern safety technology.

Assess Your Needs

Most gun safes will represent a significant investment in themselves, so find the safe, or safes, that will best fulfill your needs. Many gun safes are designed to keep rifles and shotguns safe and are somewhat sizeable articles of furniture themselves. Even if you only own a set of pistols, in all probability you will be building a gun collection over time, so a safe to house your future firearms will not only provide a secure place for your present arms but for those that you may acquire later. Gun safes can also be used to store important documents such as deeds, wills, and insurance policies. Fireproof safes will be useful in this capacity for protecting this vital information as well as your guns.

Those living in or near high crime areas will definitely need to protect their firearms from theft. Besides money and other small, portable valuables, thieves often take guns when they clean out a house. Your gun safe will prevent the loss of not only your monetary investment but also make sure that you and your family are not deprived of protection until you can replace your guns.…

Agency Worker Organizes Pay Cut Peaceful Protest

The movement is proceeding. Although we did not organize this directly ( it is good to see that people are working towards improving conditions. Please note that this effort is considered protected concerted activity under the National Labor Board.

Section 7 of the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) is a federal law guaranteeing that right – and will protect you if your employer takes negative action, such as harassment, threats to layoff, or discipline, for discussing organizing a biometric gun safe in your workplace. Under the NLRA Act of 1947, all workers have “the right to self-organization, to form, to join, or assist labor organizations.” Furthermore, the same act states that employers are not allowed to “interfere with, restrain, or coerce employees in the exercise of the rights guaranteed in Section 7.”

When: Occurs every weekday from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM effective 3/2/2009 until 3/13/2009. (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
Where: Microsoft Sign at 156th Ave & 40th St., Redmond

Dear fellow MS contractor,

As I am sure you are aware Microsoft has put into place an immediate and mandatory 10%+ rate cut that is being passed down to us all through our contract agencies effective now or in the very near future. If you feel this is unfair and a breach of contract, as I do, I encourage you not to agree to these new contract terms. By uniting as valuable people who work at Microsoft we can show our concern and force an alternate course of action.

The first step in forming an alliance and uniting contract workers at Microsoft is for us to meet and discuss our concerns. For this, I have scheduled a peaceful protest at the corner of 156th Ave. and NE 40th St. from 6pm-8pm every day. I will be there every day, I hope you will too…but even just showing up one of the days is helpful and is a strong symbol of our concerns.…

Update: Volt Forces Employee’s to Sign a Contract

Dear Volt Employees Assigned to Microsoft,

Every day when we read a newspaper or watch television, we hear about how the economy is experiencing considerable turmoil. Unemployment rates are at a 17 year high, the Dow Jones Industrial Average has plummeted 40% over the last 6 months. Many companies are faced with office closures, layoffs, and deep cost containment initiatives throughout corporate America and globally. Volt Workforce Solutions is not immune to these activities or their effects.

Microsoft, as a trailblazer in the information technology industry, has positively stimulated the economy for years. Notwithstanding, we all have to look at the economic conditions that currently surround us. At the request of Allegis/Microsoft we will participate in some key cost containment initiatives that include a reduction in billing for all current Volt Agency Temporary Workers (a-) assigned to Microsoft, effective March 16, 2009. In response to the cost containment initiatives, your Volt Employee Relations Representative or a Volt Representative will begin scheduling appointments with each of you to discuss how this impacts you.


We have evaluated all pay rates for our Microsoft agency temporary workers and have concluded that we will be asking each of you to share in these measures by accepting a 10% reduction in your pay rate. These reductions are very difficult for Volt to implement since we value each and every one of you; however this is mandatory in order to continue your assignment at Microsoft and to respond to this economic environment.

We want to support you in continuing your assignment at Microsoft and respectfully ask that you respond by going to the upper left hand corner of this email under the ‘Vote’ response option and select, ‘Accept’ by close of business Tuesday, March 3, 2009. By accepting you agree to the pay adjustment in your pay rate. Volt has prepared a formal written amendment to your employment agreement for your signature and will execute this amendment in your scheduled meeting.

We sincerely ask for your understanding in this matter. Please be advised that if any other changes do occur, we will notify you as soon as possible. If you would like clarification about this message, please email [email protected] Please do not discuss this with your Microsoft manager, as they have been instructed to direct you to your employer (Volt) for clarification.

In closing, the world is struggling and we are challenged to consider the economy as a whole and what is happening beyond our own current situation. Please know that even though we are in an economic crisis, we will continue to work hard to identify new opportunities for employment as well as offer competitive pay for the advancement of your career.

Thank you and your cooperation in this matter is greatly appreciated,

Volt Workforce Solutions…

Microsoft pay rate cuts lower contractors gross income


The purpose of this site is to organize and activate a grassroots movement within the Microsoft Contractor employee pool to help thwart off illegal compensation adjustments.  This organization of CSG staff will put pressure on vendor firms to re-think their stance on the recently announced rate cuts in employee pay.  To start I have set up an online petition which can be found on the petition tab of this page. In the effort of organizing this effort, I ask for your help, as this cannot possibly be achieved by one person. To effectively alter the course of action of the vendor firms and contracting agencies, sufficient pressure MUST be applied, in so much that there arises a ‘good business reason’ to alter their course.

Overview of the Issue:

MSRateCuts is cutting the rates it pays its temporary staffing agencies by 10 percent, the Seattle P-I has learned.

As part of a plan to cut spending on contingent staff by up to 15 percent, Microsoft notified all of its temporary staffing agencies last week that it was reducing its bill rates by 10 percent.

At least one agency, Aditi Staffing, is passing the cuts on to employees, who will make less per hour effective Saturday.

“As a result of this mandatory change by Microsoft, it has unfortunately become necessary for us to make salary adjustments for all workers on assignment at Microsoft,” according to an Aditi Staffing memo to employees this week, which the P-I obtained.

The Reasons We NEED to Act:

  1. This incident will discourage quality talent from applying for CSG positions in the future thus lowering the overall product quality at Microsoft.
  2. The nature of forced renegotiation of a contracted pay rate creates a precedent for vendor companies to lower contract rates mid-term in the future thus an employee may start at 50$ / hr and possibly end at 10$ an hour. If the companies are not held to their word on pay rate it opens the door in the future for this to occur on a larger scale
  3. Upholding the contract is the responsibility of BOTH the contractor (CSG) and the vendor company.
  4. In a time where people are being laid off, a pay cut for some is the same as being laid off. For some almost being able to pay rent just isn’t enough.


This constitutes an adjustment of contract rate adjustment in terms of service which is ILLEGAL. Our actions related to this injustice will include the following:

  • Online petition presented to the various vendor companies urging a change in course
  • Quiet protests including Sit outs, ‘I am a Contractor’ T-Shirt Day and the like. (Suggestions?)
  • Legal consultation with labor law firms in an effort to determine legal precedent.
  • Legal action (Scope of which TBD)
  • Other (Help with ideas please)