Clean new SuperNova2 Chuck?

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Forum topic by BillTuttle posted 06-02-2014 09:46 PM 1010 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-02-2014 09:46 PM

Hi – I’m just getting everything together for my first lathe. I just received my new SuperNova2 chuck. It’s coated in grease I assume to keep it from rusting. What’s the best bet on cleaning this? Do I strip it down, clean the whole thing, then regrease the inner workings? Thanks!


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#1 posted 06-02-2014 10:39 PM

The June 2014 issue of American Woodturner (AAW official publication … ) has a detailed article on disassembling and maintaining chucks.

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#2 posted 06-04-2014 04:15 PM

I completely disassemble all my chucks when I receive them, to get rid of the grease. I use lacquer thinner, then coat the gears, sliders, scroll, and jaw screw threads with anti-seize paste. The anti-seize will dry, but leaves a slick surface, and will not attract wood dust. On the threads it will prevent the jaw screws from seizing in the sliders. I usually disassemble and clean the chucks about every six months. The SuperNova2 has a backing plate, which protects the gears from crud. Each time I have cleaned them I have not found any kind of crud inside, so the plate must be working.

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