Message from discussion Lathe Chuck - Seeking recommendation
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Subject: Re: Lathe Chuck - Seeking recommendation
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> "Larry Blanchard"<lbla...@fastmail.fm> wrote in message
>> On Sun, 15 Apr 2012 20:03:32 -0400, Meanie wrote:
>>> Per the title, seeking an inexpensive yet good chuck for a Rikon mini
>> I have both of the following:
>> They both work well. The Woodcraft chuck is lower cost but has a limited
>> selection of alternate jaws available. But it's great for starting out
>> and serves well as a 2nd chuck when you want to buy something more
>> versatile like the Nova.
> Links don't work, but I found the products. I like the Woodriver chuck,
> especially for the price and the fact you can add additional size grips.
> Other than quality and/or versatility, what makes one chuck better than
2--Availability of additional jaws, preferable from more than one source.
A- You normally want a 4-jaw self centering. There are some
that you adjust each jaw separately.
B- A scroll chuck that is operated by a hex key is nice. Some
inexpensive ones have two sections that are rotated by use of pins
fitting in two holes. These need two hands to operate.
4- Availability of inserts so that you can still use the chuck when
you migrate to a different lathe simply by changing the adapter insert.
Most of these factors come under quality or versatility, so quality
and versatility pretty much says it all.
I personally like the Nova chuck, I have 4 and the jaws interchange
easily. I have 5 types of jaws plus a woodworm screw.
You'll go to Heck if you don't believe