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BossHog

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2558 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: lathe chuck accessories

I was given a Fisch TC 90-100 minilathe as a gift. I am told I need to get chucks for it, and 1 4 jaw chuck and a Cone or flat chuck have been recommended. Any opinions? Should I be getting top of the line or more moderate quality? Any other accessories that I should get? I plan to make boxes and maybe furniture parts with it.

-- Boss Hog


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Karson

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#1 posted 2558 days ago

ususally a 4 jaw.

Go to Penn State Industries at http://www.pennstateindustries.com/ they have a lot of moderately priced lathe tools. A combo set like this or others might be a good start http://www.pennstateind.com/store/csc2000c.html

You will need to know the tread size for your lathe in order to get the correct chuck that will fit.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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skone

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#2 posted 1297 days ago

hey bosshog – you posted re: your lathe a long time ago. did you get it sorted out? use it? like it? i am a lathe newbie and i have an opportunity to buy the Fisch TC90-100 new in the box for 150 bucks. sound like a deal to you? not so sure the added expense of chuck and other tools is something i can manage… any feedback appreciated!

-- "Take extra care not to lose what you feel" (Winwood/Capaldi/Wood)

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BossHog

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#3 posted 1297 days ago

The lathe is worth $150, but only if you can get the chucks and tools. Start simple and make sure you enjoy turning before getting a full complement of chucks and tools.

-- Boss Hog

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