Mill tool removal
> I realize this request does not relate to Atlas, but the help offered, andSome facts which should be part of one's mental model when facing this question.
> knowledge that this list has is amazing, and I am hoping for some help.
> I have a Pratzi bench mill that is fitted with a MT 2 spindle taper, and
> when the mill was shipped to me, the drill chuck was still installed. Fairly
> stout thumps with hammer and brass bar has failed to release it. Does anyone
> have any suggestions for getting it out so that I can mount an End mill
1. Few if any drill chucks are "MT2". They need an arbor, which has an MT2 male end and a drill chuck taper male end.
2. When used for milling, a taper, particularly a smaller taper such as MT2, is unreliable in holding the drive chain together. That means that the MT2 arbor likely has a threaded rear, where a draw bolt holds it in place. Further, the chuck, if used for milling, is likely not a taper mounted chuck, unless it is augmented by some threading mechanism.
Bottom line, if this chuck was used for milling, there's a good chance you can't just knock the chuck off of its taper.
But even beyond that, if you want to replace a MT2 chuck with an MT2 end mill holder, you need to remove the MT2 arbor (with chuck connected) from the mill, rather than removing the chuck from the arbor.