I've been lurking here forever and this is my first post. I've primarily been a hobby woodworker and have always been interested in lathes...mills...fabricating etc. A buddy of mine is a 30 year machinist so he has kept me interested.
To my question....I recently installed a Jacobs industrial keyless chuck on my drill press. I've never had a keyless on a DP and this one has be a bit puzzled. No matter how hard I turn it to tighten it soon lets go of the bit.
I'm actually in a wheelchair and I don't have a great deal of hand strength but I have enough for what this should take.
This is the chuck:
So my question is how heavy do you need to lay on this thing to lock it? Am I missing something?
Thanks in advance for your reply...