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Three-jaw chuck for Peerless lathe--slot issue

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--Nevermind--  will explain below

The slot on this three-jaw chuck I inherited, does not fit my Peerless lathe head.  It is about 1.5mm too narrow.

Should I "chuck" this thing or try to expand the slot with a dremel tool?  Doing the mod might be sloppy. 


It is not a slot issue.  It appears to be ever so slightly bigger in diameter.  Working the issue...will update

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The slots get burrs around them from the chuck being tightened and loosened without using a rod in the hole visible in your pic, but counting on the key to keep it from turning. Sounds like you fixed it, in the future run a small India stone along the sides of the slot, you'll feel the burrs. And make a bar to hold the chuck arbor when tightening and loosening.

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