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Posted on whats your best woodturning chuck? or what's your ideal chuck today?

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#1 posted 11-10-2012 03:45 PM

Good morning.
I am sorry to hear of the discontinuation of the product you’ve bought, that situation can be very frustrating.
Since you already have the chuck, and I just know it works like a dream, if you need accessories for it, I would recommend a visit to a local machine shop and just talk to them. I have a machinists background, and it comes in quite advantageous when I need a “thingie” in my woodshop.
Now, to answer the questions you pose in the title of your thread, I bought my first Teknatool Nova chuck in or about 2000. I still have it, and it works great. Since that time, the Nova chuck has been improved, greatly in my mind, by standardizing the chuck key, using a ball nose allen wrench, and the addition of a back seal plate to keep out dust, even though wood dust has not yet slowed down my original. You see, I’ve bought two more Nova chucks, just to lessen the time spent changing chuck jaws. For instance, my original Nova is “permanently” set up with the cole jaws for reverse work. Chuck #2 is set up with the standard 50mm jaws and rarely they ever get changed. Chuck #3 is set up right now with the large 100mm bowl jaws, but, it gets changed regularly if I need the spigot jaws or the pin jaws, or anything else that might come down the pike.
If I ever have a need to, I will buy another Teknatool Nova.
I do not work for, or represent Teknatool. They just make an awesome product.

-- rookie ...we'll see what happens...

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