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Easy Mini-Chuck Use

issues-ssw46-IX-Bit-ChangerMount a 1/4″-diameter socket to the side of your workbench to make changing bits quicker.

I purchased a mini chuck that features a 1/4″-diameter hex shank to hold small drill bits securely. The instructions suggest clamping the shank of the chuck in a vise while you hand-tighten the bits in the chuck. To speed up bit changes, I drilled a hole large enough to accommodate a 1/4″-diameter socket in my workbench near the drill press and used cyanoacrylate (CA) glue to lock the socket into the hole. Now, I slide the shank of the chuck into the socket to change bits quickly.

Stephen Dickinson

Tuscon, Ariz.

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