Teknatool - NOVA G3 Chuck Without Threaded Insert
Designed for mini, midi and smaller lathes with up to a 14" diameter swing, this chuck's small size and weight minimizes the load on smaller spindles and bearings and provides powerful performance...
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Item 417751Model JS70N
- Weight is only 3 lbs
- Handles up to 14" diameter bowls
- Designed for mini, midi and smaller lathes with up to a 14" diameter swing
- Inserts Sold Separately
Exactly what I needed
Works as advertised. Plenty of gripping power and does exactly what I needed it to do.
I bought this chuck about a year ago. I love the easy one hand geared chuck. Took me a couple times to remember it was reverse thread so I tighted the devil out of it trying to get it loose. No problem the chuck is built like a tank. Won't let loose of your work piece. I feel much safer. I got it as a kit with several jaw sets and I have no regrets.
Nova G3 Chuck by Teknatool
There have been a lot of discussions on woodworkers forum about this chuck and that the insert works loose ...I haven't been able to use mine yet..I will check this out soon..It appears to be well built , but I would rather support American companies
Just What the Doctor Ordered
This is my 2nd chuck, finally a REAL chuck. And it doesn't use Tommy bars. The chucking is precise and simple. I have enjoyed every minute of operation. I will buy more jaws. So far I have used it to make several little boxes - 1.5"-2" in diameter. This chuck is definately the right tool for me.
Good value, good chuck
Great tool, and committing to the G3 gets you into a great brand and system. My G3 worked great for about a week and then the T handle just ripped. Yes it is solid metal, but the casting was bad (assumed) and there must have been a hairline crack. one time applying "normal" torque to check a piece of wood, and the thing broke in two. My local store went to great lengths to get me a new one quickly, and i was only down for a few days. I see this as a fluke in the quality control, but don't blame Nova or Woodcraft. all is well, and i am back in service. Thanks to the Orlando store, those folks are great.
A good buy
The Nova G3 chuck is easy to use and works very well. I use it on a daily basis and have never had any trouble with it.
I would buy this product again.
Very easy to use. Worked great right out of the box.