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4 Jaw Lathe Chuck with Case
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
An over enginneered tool
The Old Guy 71
this chuck is very hard to get tight! Tightening it can split thw item you wish to hold. The two stick tightening comes loose very easily!!!
No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Woodriver chuck is awesome
Picked it up a week ago it works great and you can't beat the price especially on sale!!!
JTJ in Marietta
I wanted a second chuck for my Delta 46-460 lathe, and this seemed to fit the bill. I own a Oneway Talon as my primary chuck, but don't have all of the accessory jaws that I wanted and WoodCraft had this on sale for a price that made it attractive, even though the accessory jaws are an additional cost as was the adapter, although that is a minimal cost item.
I've used it with both the #2 jaws and the flat jaws and found it adequate for the job. While fit and finish are not as smooth as the Talon, it performed just fine in operation. What I didn't like was the fact that the adapter can't be locked to the chuck body. The Talon's adapters are locked to the body with 3 screws, and along with a press fit form a solid unit, making it safe for reverse operation. Unlike the Talon chuck adapter, the Wood River adapter doesn't have set screws to lock it to the spindle, another requisite for safe reverse turning.
For those reasons this didn't rate 4 stars which I would have happily given it otherwise. The adapter flats are large enough that I'll have to find or make a wrench to unscrew it from the spindle, since it is beyond the scope of standard wrenches and too thin for the jaws of a crescent wrench to fit between the jaw body and the spindle flat. You'll want a wrench, because otherwise you'll unscrew the chuck body from the adapter, and still have to take the adapter off.
The two bar operation to tighten the chuck jaws is no problem, and this chuck can be faster than a keyed chuck to operate. The inside tightening ring sits lower than the outside ring on the chuck body. Just remember one rule: Low Leading Loosens when using the bars with one hand and you will not have any problems remembering whether you're tightening or loosening your turnings.
This is a good budget-priced chuck
A friend bought me this chuck. I've used it to turn two bowls, and it's small enough to hold pen blanks for drilling. The only thing I don't like about it is the pins required to tighten or loosen it. her chucks have a key like a drill chuck and I actually think that would be easier to use,
Not bad for the price though. This is the least expensive chuck on the market, and it has lots of accessories that aren't too expensive either.
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