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Blog entry by Grumpy posted 12-03-2015 10:03 PM 720 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I am interested if anyone has adapted their Nove Turning chuck with a teknatool ‘Retro Fit Kit’.
I have a Super Nova chuck with 4 sets of jaws. It’s a time consuming business to change jaws back and forth for some jobs.
I like the idea of the Retro fit Kit because swapping jaws seems a quick and simple process.
I am a little concerned about the risk of how well the jaws hold with the ‘Slide Kit’ attachment & if they are more likely to come adrift when turning.
Would appreciate any comments on your experience with the kits.
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-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python



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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 12-03-2015 11:47 PM

I don’t know, Tony, but it sounds slick to easily cdhnge them with out removing and installing the 8 screws!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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Grumpy

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#2 posted 12-04-2015 03:41 AM

Sure thing Jim
Here’s a link Mark Wilson provided. There are others on youtube as well.
https://youtu.be/k2nqNjXHGwU

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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TheDane

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#3 posted 12-04-2015 04:28 AM

Yes, I have and it does what they say it will do.

I got an Infinity chuck with my new lathe, and retrofitted my two G3’s and 5 sets of jaws with the kits. A little pricey, but I think it was worth it.

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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Grumpy

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#4 posted 12-04-2015 05:05 AM

Thanks Gerry. Sounds good to me.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#5 posted 12-04-2015 02:07 PM

Will be buying my first lathe chuck in mid-January. The Infinity is pretty much at the top of my short list as of now.

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Grumpy

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#6 posted 12-04-2015 09:47 PM

On my short list too Joe.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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