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paul wagstaffe03/03/2012 17:29:21
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I am looking for a 3 jaw chuck for my wood turning lathe, the lathe is a Sealey sm1308 with a 3/4"x16 tpi thread. Any advice.

Regards Paul

dennis wake03/03/2012 18:50:51
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firstly Paul

why are you needing a 3 jaw , is it so as to centre the work . if this is the case then you can use a 4 jaw chuck and therfor it all depends on the amount you can afford to spend .

here is a few sites to look at

http://www.rutlands.co.uk/workshop-&-power-tool-accessories/woodturning-accessories/wood-turning-chucks/XT700/precision-scroll-chuck-kit

http://charnwood.net/shop/category/lathes-woodturning/chucks

http://www.axminster.co.uk/woodturners-chucks-dept815214_pg1/

i hope this is of help to you.

dennis

Derek Lane03/03/2012 19:17:05
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I agree with Dennis as to the Axminster chucks as you can buy extra jaws for them another is the robert sorby but it maybe a little heavy for your lathe

paul wagstaffe03/03/2012 19:40:29
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Thank you Dennis and Derek, I am very new to wood turning so I am a bit unsure what I need regarding a chuck for my lathe, I take it you think I would be better with a four jaw than 3 jaw? Is this what most wood turners on here would use? Thanks

Paul
Big Al04/03/2012 08:46:13
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I have a maxi grip 2000 chuck on a 3/4" x 16 tpi, craft supplies sell this chuck but they no longer have this thread size, pity, as I like it.

Al

Julian04/03/2012 13:27:40
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Hi Paul -- The metalworkers will use a three jaw as they tend to be self centering where as the 4Jaw tend to be independant. In woodworking most lathes will use 4 Jaw which will be self centering so have no fears over this. There are a number of different Chucks out there at all different price ranges but you will find that you get what you pay for. The Axminster series of chuck are very good with good aftersales service and a good range of jaws. I have the patriot chuck which I find excellent, what I will say though is get one with an removable mounting adaptor. This will enable you to use the same chuck if you change your lathe and the new one doesn't have the 3/4 x 16 thread. You may soon find that the No1 MT is a bit small for you and No2 or 3 MT will have a larger thread. Hope this helps Paul, you will find lot's of help on this site. -- Julian

paul wagstaffe04/03/2012 21:04:57
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Just won this,what do you think guy's

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/300670791861?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2648#ht_500wt_922

Paul

dennis wake05/03/2012 17:34:59
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hi Paul

unable to see what you have won on ebay so you will have to let us in on it. just got the item you have just won

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/300670791861?

if any one is needing to post a link in to there posting then the easyest way is when you have the page in question up on your computer then click on the serch bare at top left of screen it will turn blue. then hold down the CTR button bottem laft and also tap the C button this will pick it up and then go to your posting that you are writing and press CTR and V button this will drop it and it will be seen in blue. we can then click on this link and vue the page easy.

dennis

paul wagstaffe05/03/2012 18:41:27
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Hi Dennis, I have won a Record Woodturning Chuck with indexing and a set of 50mm jaws and I paid £87.77p

Paul

Derek Lane05/03/2012 21:04:13
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That chuck should see you turning. All that is left now is to have a play when it arrives

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