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Forum topic by horacedale posted 01-25-2015 03:52 PM 791 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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horacedale

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01-25-2015 03:52 PM

I need a 1 1/4 X 8 tpi collet chuck for my lathe. I’ve had no problem locating a 1 X 8 tpi collet chuck on various websites, but can’t find a 1 1/4 X 8.
Any help in locating where I can look will be much appreciated. Thanks.

-- Dale, Wren MS


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#1 posted 01-25-2015 04:29 PM

horacedale—Can’t help you with spindle-mounted collet chucks, but I have a set of #2 morse taper collet chucks from LittleMachineShop.com ( http://littlemachineshop.com/products/product_view.php?ProductID=4314&category= ).

These require a 3/8”x16tpi draw bar, but are relatively inexpensive and are dead-on accurate.

When I first got my lathe, I bought a spindle-mounted collet chuck set (1”x8tpi) from Penn State … runout was so bad (+-.0025) that it was pretty much unusable.

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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#2 posted 01-25-2015 09:13 PM

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#3 posted 01-26-2015 10:15 PM

Craft Supply sells one called the Apprentice. Reviews I have read seem to find their knurled locking nut easier to use then the Beall which requires a spanner? wrench that comes with it. http://www.woodturnerscatalog.com/p/101/4400/Apprentice-Collet-Chuck-7-Piece-Set

-- MPax, Atlanta

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