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David Walser
Gary -- You're not missing anything. Except, I mostly use Forstner bits when drilling on the lathe. Since all my Forstner bits have a 3/8" shaft, they work well with a Morse Taper collet mounted in the tailstock (with a drawbar). However, if I'm going to be drilling with a regular twist drill (if I don't have the proper size Forstner bit, for example), I use my Jacobs chuck. The Jacobs chuck is quicker and more flexible. The collet is more accurate and takes up less room (which is important because I have a short-bed lathe).

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