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    Default How To Mount A Drill Chuck In The Tailstock?

    Yes, I know this will seem absolutely basic...but...my tailstock quill does not have the recess for a tang. It is Mt2 and that is it. So how in the world do I get a drill chuck that won't start rotating when I want to drill a hole in a piece of metal?

    This is for a 1928 9" Model O.

    Thank you.

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    A correctly fitting Morse taper does not need a tang, the friction is normally enough to transmit the torque. Get a standard drill chuck with mt armour and saw off the tang with abrasive saw so it fits your quill.

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    Thank you sir!

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    Or get an MT2 for drawbar applications, and install a tang screw when needed.
    VERTEX 39-79 Tang Screw for Mt2 Draw Bar M1 x 1.5: Amazon.com: Industrial & Scientific

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    Mine also had problems gripping. I borrowed an MT2 reamer to clean it up and the problem stopped. The quill has to be extended a bit so the tang oesn't hit the screw though.

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    The only lathe I have that DOES have the tang socket is one that someone modified

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    Don't peck in brass.

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    The quill has to be extended a bit so the tang doesn't hit the screw though. Is you quill fully retracted when you try and insert the drill chuck?

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    I used tanged MT arbors specifically so that the arbor "ejects" when the TS quill is fully withdrawn.


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