Add a Handle to an Awkward Chuck Key
Because the chuck key is so small and short, releasing a bit from my drill press stresses my wrist and fingers more than anything else I do in the shop. My simple solution was to add a small wood handle that gives me much better leverage and a comfortable grip. I cut a 4-in. length from a 11⁄2-in.-dia. dowel, drilled the right-size hole in one end, and shaped the handle with a rasp and sandpaper. It works like a charm.