Just joined; what a great site with tons of very useful info! I'm hoping some of you smart people can help me...
I have a 10" bench-top Craftsman drill press that is about 30 yrs old, model #351 226150. It works great but I need a new chuck and don't know how to go about getting one or if it is even possible. The chuck from the press is a 10mm, part #351-615-28 and Sears no longer carries it and doesn't have any info on a substitute. ereplacementparts.com couldn't help, and Grainger said they might be able to find one that works if I bring the old chuck by but they are almost 3 hours away.
I could get the new updated 10" press with laser, work light, etc for about $125 so if getting a new chuck for the old press costs too much it's not worth it to me.
Any ideas on how I should proceed would be greatly appreciated.