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Location: Plano, Tx

Recently retired and getting back to wood butchery after 20+ years on the back burner. I am in the process of setting up my workshop in my garage and looking to leverage other woodworker's for an efficient setup.

-- Nathan, TX -- Hire the lazy man. He may not do as much work but that's because he will find a better way.

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#1 posted 11-06-2015 10:12 PM

Noticed you made a recent purchase of the Grizzly Chuck Kit.
Just wondering how it has worked out for you.

Looking at the same kit or maybe the 4”.

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#2 posted 11-07-2015 04:27 AM

I’ve used it a few times and I would say that’s it’s good for a beginner who does not yet want to invest too much but still have a complete set of jaws. You can’t beat the price from what I can tell. Since I’m new to turning and this is my first chuck, I don’t have anything to compare it to but I would probably buy it again. It’s probably not the most precisely made chuck. The only problem I’ve had is that sometimes the jaws sort of jam like one of them is out of alignment but reversing the chuck key slightly seems to fix the problem. I just hope it’s not a problem that will get worse with wear. I may take it apart to see if there is anything obvious causing that or if there is a spot that is roughly milled or something. Except for that, it works as I would expect. It comes with a fairly nice case for such a cheap set. It is compact but sturdy enough and I actually like being able to keep everything organized together, at least until I start using it more. The case has dense foam with cutouts to keep everything in its place.

-- Nathan, TX -- Hire the lazy man. He may not do as much work but that's because he will find a better way.

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#3 posted 09-05-2016 04:46 AM

congrats on retirement!

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