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Nova Cole Jaw Set

Item #15M83
$89.99
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4.0

(15 reviews)

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Product Information:

These versatile jaws of sturdy 3/8" thick cast aluminum with a 10" diameter have the same basic configuration as the smaller 25mm and 50mm units and can expand into a 95-117mm (3-3/4"-4-5/8") dovetailed recess, or clamp the outside of a turned dovetailed foot 84-104mm (3-5/16"-4-1/8") in diameter. Space the 8 rubber stoppers in any of 8 diameter positions on the face of the collet plates to finish the bottom of a bowl up to 10" in diameter. For larger bowls the stoppers may grip from the inside as the chuck expands outward. Any of your own custom made wooden plates may be applied. Manufacturer recommends not to exceed 600 RPM with Cole Jaw Set.

  • 3/8" thick cast aluminum
  • Will expand into a 95-117mm (3-3/4"-4-5/8") dovetailed recess
  • Will clamp the outside of a turned dovetailed foot 84-104mm (3-5/16"-4-1/8") in diameter
  • 8 rubber stoppers
  • Maximum speed of 600 RPM
  • California Residents: Click here for Proposition 65 information.

    Articles:

  • Super Nova and Compac Nova Specifications & Features - All Nova chucks have jaws specifically designed for woodturning uses.
     
     
     

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    3.8

    (based on 15 reviews)

    71%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (11)
    • Effective (9)
    • Well built / quality (3)

    Cons

    • Flimsy construction (3)

    Best Uses

    • Small projects (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid do-it-yourselfer (8), Casual do-it-yourselfer (4), Professional (2)
    • Primary Use:
    • Personal (12), Business (2)

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    3.0

    more engineering needed

    By  Johnny

    from Salt Lake City, Utah

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Flimsy Construction
    • Poor Quality

    Best Uses

    • Small Projects

    Comments about Nova Cole Jaw Set :

    I was really looking forward to the versatility these jaws would give my nova2 chuck. unfortunately these jaws are cast and really do not seat well on the chuck. They are painful to change the holders as the screws are slot and the holders are way too flexible. For very small projects only or be prepared for flying objects! I just don't use these jaws anymore as I cannot trust them to hold a project much larger than 1 or 2 inched deep just as the picture shows)even then the turning wobbles.

    • Primary Use:
    • Personal
     
    2.0

    Not worth the money for serious turning

    By  Richard

    from Virginia

    About Me Professional

    Pros

    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Not Effective

    Best Uses

    • Small Projects

    Comments about Nova Cole Jaw Set :

    Two rubber knobs broke the second time I used it. A light catch pulled the piece out and broke the knobs. Couldn't find replacement knobs. A dedicated tool for this would be better, as having to take the chuck apart and put it back together after each use is a waste of time.

    • Primary Use:
    • Business
     
    4.0

    I've not used it yet.

    By  yampaw

    from laurel,ms

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    Cons

    Best Uses

    Comments about Nova Cole Jaw Set :

    It seems that adjustment time from one size to another may be excessive but I don't have a clue how to get around that.

     
    3.0

    Not exactly what I had in mind

    By  Joe

    from Morgantown, WV

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Haven~'~~t Used It

    Cons

    • Flimsy Construction

    Best Uses

    • Haven~'~~t Used It

    Comments about Nova Cole Jaw Set :

    I got this as a gift, and even though I checked the ad before I asked for it, it's nowhere near what I envisioned, given the pic in the ad. I'm not a pro turner, but I do turn things for sale at arts-and-crafts shows. To start with, I guess I had a "term not allowed by Woodcraft" attack and didn't realize that to use it for what I intend, I'd have to buy another 4-jaw chuck, since I have no intention of installing and removing this thing every time I need it. It also seems to be not beefy enough to do what I need it to do, which is hold objects VERY firmly (although maybe nothing on the market will do what I have in mind). It seems that, for me anyway, it would have only limited use, ecpecially since I don't do many turnings where I have to, for example, take the bottom off an already-finished object. In short, I'll be returning it ASAP.

    • Primary Use:
    • Business
     
    4.0

    useful accessory

    By  socrbent

    from Ohio

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Lightweight
    • Versatile
    • Works Effectively

    Cons

    Best Uses

    • Rechcking To Finish Trng
    • Small Projects

    Comments about Nova Cole Jaw Set :

    Found the jaws very useful for bowls and yoyo's. Had trouble mounting first time to get each plate to seat in the alignment groove. Screws were binding add forcing plates out of alignment groove. solved by enlarging the holes without affecting the seat area in the screw holes to mount each plate to the chuck.

    • Primary Use:
    • Personal
     
    5.0

    Do what they're meant to do

    By  Bret H.

    from South Haven, MI

    About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Holds Strong
    • Lightweight
    • Works Effectively

    Cons

    Best Uses

    Comments about Nova Cole Jaw Set :

    I'm somewhat new to wood turning, and was not interested in the methods using glue, newspaper and/or tape. If you tighten the screws, it will cause the rubber material to bulge, but that is common sense. Rubber is flexible. So do yourself a favor and don't over tighten them. I actually don't use my screwdriver to take them on and off to change positions. I just screw them in (the rubber is pretty tight to the screw) until they're slightly snug. The bowl/object will keep them from turning and unscrewing/spinning out. When done this way, there is no bulge, they are quick to adjust and have worked great for me for many bowls. When reading the instructions, I noted that it said to use a light, head-stock directed cut. They also state to use less than 600 RPM's. Well, the RPM thing was taken into consideration, but using light cuts with the focus being directed at the headstock (in addition to the above method of peg usage) has worked great for me! I have had no bowls come flying off, and they are all very secure. As a note, in my design I try to implement anything other than a straight side. So, if they taper inward, I put the pegs on the inside. If they taper outward, I place the pegs on the outside. If I did have a straight-sided bowl, I would probably purchase the longer finger-type pegs. Also of note: These are not the normal, precise-fitting jaws. Probably more precise than any add-on wooden jaws we would make, but they will not be perfect. However, make sure you align the grooves. It does take some work, and I am currently in the market for a second chuck to leave these permanently mounted too. Anyway, while not perfectly flat, this does not affect their bowl-holding ability. You're going to have some difference in axis just by turning your blank in the same chuck by 45 degrees (any chuck, any mounting method), so any lack of flatness (unless grossly imperfect) is probably not going to affect the outcome. They aren't meant to turn 20 pound blocks of wood, or for extended periods of time, but to turn the tennons of object (at least, IMO). When used as such, they work perfect!

    • Primary Use:
    • Personal
     
    5.0

    Works As Advertised

    By  fotieks

    from Eudora, KS

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Lightweight
    • Strong
    • Works Effectively

    Cons

    • Alignment Issues

    Best Uses

    Comments about Nova Cole Jaw Set :

    Great tool does what they say it will do. I did have problems getting the groves lined up, but not sure if I should blame the tool or my eye sight!

    • Primary Use:
    • Personal
     
    5.0

    Now I can finish the bottom of my bowls.

    By  Alaska Bowlman

    from Houston, Alaska

    About Me Beginner

    Pros

    • Lightweight
    • Works Effectively

    Cons

    Best Uses

    • Bowl bottoms

    Comments about Nova Cole Jaw Set :

    Works great for cutting off the tenon on my bowls.

    • Primary Use:
    • Personal
     
    3.0

    Meh

    By  David

    from Healdsburg, CA

    About Me Professional

    Pros

    Cons

    Best Uses

    Comments about Nova Cole Jaw Set :

    I use these primarily to turn a tenon off of the bottom of the bowl. Unfortunately, they simply don't work very well. The bowls will pop out of the jaws, even when using a very light cut. And I've tried every type of cut--gouges and scrapers. Now I place several pieces of blue tape over the bowl and that seems to help a lot. I suggest that the rubber pads be redesigned so that they are tapered to pull the bowl towards the headstock.

    • Primary Use:
    • Personal
     
    4.0

    Works fine

    By  Mark

    from NE

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Lightweight
    • Works Effectively

    Cons

    Best Uses

    • Small Projects

    Comments about Nova Cole Jaw Set :

    Product works fine but the screws that hold the rubber to the jaws are standard slot and should be a hex head to make them easier to take off and on to change sizes.

    • Primary Use:
    • Personal

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