Need to be updated on latest wood chucks .Please Alistair

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04-24-2010 09:03 PM

Well at last have converted my new lathe to 3 phase and have also finally,jacked it up to correct working height/ level with my elbow at the chuck height ,Wow much better than stooping. I have had this massive very modern lathe a couple of years ,and it is ,or was designed as a copy lathe. It has a almost seven foot bed (so I can sleep on the job)LOL anyway jokes aside it runs on single phase far too fast and cannot be changed no room for different pulleys so I converted it to three phase with an invertor 3phase from single with complete speed control .I also bought a few months ago a smaller woodlathe a viceroy tds 6 s b it can handle 20 + inches over the bed and has an excellent outboard turning facility.
MY question is I currently have a complete multistar titan chucking system the Denford has a different threading system so I am going to buy a new chuck Ideally from hegner who now make the multistar another one of these but does anyone know of a maybe a more modern system I am a bit out of date please let me know what you have as a chucking system and why.I will probably stick as said with the titan here it is Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#1 posted 04-24-2010 09:27 PM

I’ve been using the oneway talon for about 10 years. It is a very good mid-sized chuck and it has served me well. A drop of oil on the gears ever month or so and it continues to work great. However, I have also used a friend’s barracuda and I think the barracuda is just as good, if not better, at a lower price.

At first glance, the prices might not appear to be that much different until you realize that the barracuda comes with 3 or 4 (forget exactly) sets of jaws and the talon comes with only one set of jaws. You can buy more jaws for a handsome price.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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#2 posted 04-24-2010 09:31 PM

sounds like you have been busy ,
good things come from that .

working without bending is definitely a plus !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#3 posted 04-24-2010 11:25 PM

It looks like the Titan is a well built chuck, & you can get a lot of extra jaws.

You’ll have to decide yourself whic to buy,

but I’d definitely put the SCU06 M6 SCREWCHUCK on the list.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#4 posted 04-25-2010 04:37 AM

Gosh Alistair, here in Wyoming we don’t have many wood chucks but we have a lot of rock chucks. LOL

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#5 posted 04-25-2010 04:41 AM

Sounds like a killer lathe ready for anything you want to turn. Take care Alistar. Be careful with that big boy.

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#6 posted 04-25-2010 08:10 PM

I have joined a wooturning club and need a chuck too. The general consensus of the club is the VICMARC is the best. And there are several models on this site.
Due to budget restraints I am going with a Barracuda2 T/N it comes with several accessories that must be purchased separately on more expensive chucks.

-- Only the Shadow knows....................

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#7 posted 04-25-2010 08:45 PM

You say you want an update on the latest wood chucks? Here is the newest woodchuck around:

Seriously, though, I second Rich’s recommendation of the Barracuda. You het the whole nine yards for a reasonable price.

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

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#8 posted 04-25-2010 08:49 PM

That’s great Charlie

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#9 posted 04-25-2010 09:11 PM

I own both of the ONEWAY chucks, the Talon and the Stronghold. I love them both. No problems, just like all the other ONEWAY stuff they just quietly goes about doing its job. I would recommend either.

-- Les, Missouri,

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#10 posted 04-25-2010 09:48 PM

I think since as indicated by me I have almost the complete titan system including quite a few sets of different jaws. I will probably go with it again.I bought a cheap good looking chuck made by fox and everytime I held something in it it loosened on me, and came out opf the chuck jaws almost hitting me in the face .So I know the titan and have used it for about ten years with no probs .I will look into the stronghold and the talon and maybe vicmark too thanks so far guys.

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#11 posted 04-26-2010 01:11 AM

I have a Oneway Stronghold and a Teknatool SuperNova, and I love them both.

-- Chip ----------- 6:8

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