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Offline onetruth

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RP3000 chuck - missing pin
« on: September 13, 2017, 04:23:50 PM »
Hi all,

I'm new here, will introduce myself properly later...

I have just bought a 2nd hand RP3000X chuck package which, irritatingly, is missing the pin for the pin chuck. I assume this is a simple cylindrical piece of steel. I am hoping I can just cut a nail to length and use that. Am I deluded? If not, can anyone tell me the diameter needed, please?

Also, one of the springs on the compression jaws has broken (probably when being delivered - it didn't come in original box). Is this likely to cause me any problems?

Thanks all very much!

Tom.

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Re: RP3000 chuck - missing pin
« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2017, 09:15:15 PM »
I know nothing about this chuck but i guess thr RP stands for Record Power http://www.recordpower.co.uk/category/chucking-systems-jaws--spares
Worth making a Tel call the might be able to help you

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Offline onetruth

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Re: RP3000 chuck - missing pin
« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2017, 10:10:09 AM »
Yes, it does, but I think it was discontinued some time ago, and I have the manual so I suspect they wouldn't be able to offer any more info.
I have, however, received confirmation from other users that the pin is essentially just a bit of steel rod, so I'm confident I'll be able to find something suitable to replace it with.

Thanks for the tip, much appreciated!

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Re: RP3000 chuck - missing pin
« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2017, 02:24:43 PM »
If you measure the depth of the flat at its mid point; let's say for the sake of argument that it is 4mm. Take a 3.5mm HSS drill and cut the fluted portion off, using an angle grinder. The plain shaft will then make your pin.
Les
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