looking for a 4 jaw lathe chuck 1x8tpi new or used

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Forum topic by watcher posted 01-04-2010 07:06 PM 1344 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-04-2010 07:06 PM

i have placed a question in the blog area asking for help on buying a new 4 jaw chuck and then i thought i would try looking here to see if anyone here on LJ has an extra one or one they dont use any more and would be willing to sell it at a decent price or even if you could help me decide what is the best way to go with a new one here is a link to the blog i posted so maybe if you dont have one you could read it to help me decide what is best thanks Byron

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#1 posted 01-04-2010 07:15 PM

I own the Oneway Talon and I love mine. When I bought mine it came with the thread adapter for the thread pitch that was on my lathe but now I see you pay extra for it. Whichever one you choose get a model that uses the 1 key tightening. It’s definitely more convenient. If cost is a bigger issue than convenience then I wouldn’t completely dismiss the two bar system. I hope this helps!

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#2 posted 01-04-2010 08:38 PM

I’m a new turner, so take my advice with a grain of salt. I purchased the Barracuda chuck system on the recommendation of some other LJ’s. It was more than I wanted to spend, but I figured I would spend less in the long run if I just did it right the first time.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#3 posted 01-04-2010 08:50 PM

Charlie that chuck looks great and not a bad price.

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#4 posted 01-08-2010 02:03 AM

I recently picked up the Nova 3 chuck for my Jet1220 and I love it. The one key instead of two makes it so much easier to use

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#5 posted 01-08-2010 02:49 AM

My first choice was and always will be Oneway. Teknatool’s Nova is a very close 2nd.

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#6 posted 01-18-2010 02:43 AM

I have only one chuck, the PSI Utility Grip. I use it on a 10” ShopFox lathe, and have been extremely pleased with it and have turned some very nice bowls and other items with it. The nice thing about it is, 1. You don’t spend a fortune to get a chance to determine if you like turning bowls. 2. It comes with multiple grips/jaws so you get a chance to try lots of different things with just one purchase. I’m sure the single tool for tightening/loosening is wonderful and I lust after a Nova Supernova2. However, the chuck I have chucks a chunk of wood and hangs on to it till it’s a beautiful bowl. If you’ve got the money spend it on top of the line. If you don’t, you won’t be disappointed with the PSI chuck while you learn. I wasn’t, and I’d buy it again. In fact, as soon as I can open the NOVA 1624 sitting in the box in the garage, I already have an adapter to use the PSI on that.

-- Scott, Irmo SC

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