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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 04:07 PM

This is an interesting subject and thinking about it makes me ask the following. Has anybody (say a magazine) done a study to see whose jaws are compatible with other brands of chucks? I know that a lot of companies make them so that only their jaws will fit their chuck, but if they made them compatible with others, woodturners might buy the body or the jaws because they already have a compatible jaw set or body. Now having asked this I’ll make an observation. My first really wood designed chuck was a Oneway stronghold. I liked it so well I later bought another and then a third. My complaint is that somewhere along the line Oneway changed chuck keys and so my older chucks require one key and my newer ones require another. Not a real big problem but the other complaint about Oneway strongholds is that the sizes of their jaws don’t overlap. In other words it is possible to have a piece of stock that is too big for one set of jaws and too small for the next size larger. I do not have this problem with my Penn state Barracuda 4. I still like both brands but the Oneway would be nicer if the jaws overlapped. Oh one other thing Oneway has a HUGE selection of adaptors so it’s almost impossible to have a lathe that Oneway cannot fit. All things considered they are both wonderful capabilities to have in the woodshop. Keep turning. Bob

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