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 Post subject: Re: Lathe Chucks
PostPosted: Sat May 18, 2013 10:02 am 
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caskwith wrote:
3 Jaw chuck is an essential bit of kit for a lathe, that's why I have ummmm ooh err about half a dozen of them. A 4 jaw is also essential which is why I have 2, self centre and independent. You will also need drill chucks, about a dozen of them as well.

Did I mention I have a problem! :lol:


Chris is dependent on expensive high quality tools, most of us here endorse this type of... "problem" :)

I still "need" to find a 4 jaw scroll chuck, it will make me happy :)

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 Post subject: Re: Lathe Chucks
PostPosted: Wed Nov 05, 2014 12:46 am 
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Does anyone have experience with this chuck from Penn State Industries?
[urlhttp://www.pennstateind.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=PS&Product_Code=CUG3418CCX&Category_Code=economy-4-jaw-chucks[/url]
Is it worth it or should I be looking at a Oneway/Nova?


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 Post subject: Re: Lathe Chucks
PostPosted: Wed Nov 05, 2014 2:29 am 
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http://www.pennstateind.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=PS&Product_Code=CUG3418CCX&Category_Code=economy-4-jaw-chucks

I fixed the link for you.

While I don't have any experience with that particular chuck, I use one from Grizzly which is a china made chuck. It's not the best out there but for my occasional use to make pipes it works fine. It holds the block well and with my jaws is easy to set up to drill with. I've not had any bad drilling even with this cheaper chuck.

Again, it's not a Nova or Oneway but should hold up well, at least that's my opinion.

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 Post subject: Re: Lathe Chucks
PostPosted: Wed Nov 05, 2014 10:00 am 
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jpkulp wrote:
Does anyone have experience with this chuck from Penn State Industries?
[urlhttp://www.pennstateind.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=PS&Product_Code=CUG3418CCX&Category_Code=economy-4-jaw-chucks[/url]
Is it worth it or should I be looking at a Oneway/Nova?


I use that chuck on my wood lathe with only 2 of the spigot jaws (the tall narrower ones) for drilling stummels and it works fine. Not as quick as with custom made jaws but with some careful alignment they work fine. Just make sure to tighten the jaws very well so they don't loosen with the off balance turning. If I was doing this for something other than a hobby I'd probably get custom jaws and a better chuck and, and, and . . .

Holds rod stock well with all 4 jaws installed.

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