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Forum topic by triw posted 05-28-2013 10:28 PM 1111 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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triw

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05-28-2013 10:28 PM

Topic tags/keywords: lathe

I picked up a rebuilt Delta 46-541P wood lathe in very nice shape. I want to learn how to turn bowls and need a chuck. The guy I purchased the lathe from recomends a oneway chuck. What is a good quality chuck and the best place to buy it from? Thank you


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Bill White

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#1 posted 05-28-2013 10:35 PM

Don’t overlook the Grizzly 4 jaw VicMark clone. Good chuck at a very reasonable price.
Bill

-- bill@magraphics.us

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#2 posted 05-29-2013 12:33 AM

The Grizzly 4 jaw chuck is definitely a good option. I have 2 and some Vicmarc step jaws to go with. You get that one from Grizzly.com. I also have and like the chucks made by Penn State Industries. Their economy chuck is hard to beat on value. Look at pennstateind.com.

I read a lot of turning forums and most serious turners in the US use either the Teknatool Nova chucks or the Oneway line of chucks. The Novas are a bit cheaper. Both are sold in Woodcraft stores and on various websites.

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#3 posted 05-29-2013 10:58 AM

I have no problem with chucks and links mentioned already. Links below may help you see what else is available. Both Craft Supplies & Packard provide free catalogs and excellent support.

I have two Oneway Talon chucks, but shop around for best price and ability to upgrade thread insert if buy a bigger lathe.

I like tommy bar chucks on small lathes but most folks like single key chucks, manufacturers will give you recommendation for their chucks based upon swing of your lathe in both style chucks.

http://www.woodturnerscatalog.com

http://www.packardwoodworks.com

http://www.woodcraft.com

-- Bill

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triw

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#4 posted 05-29-2013 03:49 PM

Thank you for the replys they give me something to go on. I just did not want to invest money in something that has to be replaced in a year or so.

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#5 posted 05-29-2013 04:28 PM

It’s best to do a lot of research and try to pick a particular model line and stick with that. For the most part, the jaws are interchangeable within the same brand line, and you’re more than likely going to want more than one chuck, so that you can leave them setup with particular jaws.

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#6 posted 05-29-2013 07:47 PM

I read a lot of reviews making the same decision and realized that all of those mentioned are good chucks and it probably doesn’t make any difference which brand you buy. In the end I went with a Nova because a fellow LJ sold me a used one for a good price.

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triw

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#7 posted 05-29-2013 08:09 PM

I don’t see one but I could have missed it. Is there a place to list items for sale to see if anyone has a good chuck for sale?

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#8 posted 05-29-2013 08:27 PM

There is trade and swap.
http://lumberjocks.com/forums/6

In my case, the person saw my post and messaged that he had one for sale.

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#9 posted 05-29-2013 08:44 PM

Be SURE to remember that the Grizz chuck is available with severable arbor thread sizes.
Just a thought.
Bill

-- bill@magraphics.us

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