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Forum topic by RetiredCoastie posted 01-05-2011 06:23 PM 2201 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-05-2011 06:23 PM

I have a Jet 1014VS lathe that I’m replacing the circuit board on and at the same time I will be adding a switch to allow reverse turning. I have a ONEWAY TALON chuck. Is there a way to lock the chuck for reverse turning. I noticed some threaded holes on the thread adaptor that could be used for installing set screws but I dont want to damage the threads on the head stock. Any ideas?

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#1 posted 01-05-2011 06:40 PM

That’s what those set screw holes are for.
If you just tighten them you should have no problem with the threads on the head. If you are concerned try cutting a poly washer from Hdpe stock and drop that in the hole before setting your screws.
Good luck.

Bob

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#2 posted 01-05-2011 11:02 PM

I would be very leery of doing any reverse turning with a chuck or face plate. When you turn you are subjecting the chuck or faceplate to some significant vibration. If you put it on tight enough that it would not come off, you may never get it off.

If you want to try it (and I don’t think you should) bring the tail stock up securely against whatever you are turning. In theory, that would hold the chuck in place but, of course, it could interfere with your turning.

You would be okay with spindle turning and a driver that sets into the morse taper.

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#3 posted 01-06-2011 12:29 AM

Rich:
Oneway talon chucks and their adapters are designed to run forward and backward with a lock screw.
Do you own one of these chucks?

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#4 posted 01-06-2011 12:46 AM

I have a Oneway talon, and it turns in reverse just fine as long as you set the set screw. It doesn’t have to be ‘motorcycle’ tight though. Like Bob said, JUST tighten it. Do not torque it down.

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#5 posted 01-06-2011 01:38 AM

I thought it could be used in reverse but I couldn’t find any documentation on it. Thanks all for your input!

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