If the chuck and shaft are high quality, just put the chuck on the shaft
and hit it a couple of times with a dead blow hammer. If the quality is not
so high, it would be a good idea to lap the parts in. I use a bolt and
some washers through the table, lined up with the center of the shaft.
Tighten the chuck onto the bolt and coat the shaft with valve grinding
compound. Start the drill press and lower the shaft into the chuck. Use
light pressue and check the wear patterns to see when the contact areas
are complete. Clean the parts up and then dead blow hammer the chuck in
place. The same trick works for the MT-2 taper into the drill press arbor.
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