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Old 10-15-2017, 07:38 AM   #11 (permalink)
 
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Only one suggestion here that does not agree with my experience and measurements. I have had poor experience with the PSI Barracuda chucks. Have purchased 2 of them. One has a nasty habit of jamming. Disassembly, cleaning, measurements show that the tolerances are too loose (sloppy) on that one. The other has excessive runout compared to my other chucks.

Nova, Record, and Bulldog are excellent starting brands. Sorby and Oneway are a notch up and higher price. Top of the heap are Vicmark and Axminister Evolution chucks.

Craft Supply sells a tiny little chuck that has low runout for an attractive price that I use on theJet 1014, but it does not have "pen jaws". I do drill on the lathe with it, just not a handy.

Hard to beat the Nova G3, and it and the Record are frequently on sale.
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Just another thought on chucks. If you purchase a chuck which will only fit a 1" spindle, your chuck will not be of use when you upgrade to a larger lathe.
An adapter can be used but can increase any run out.
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I got the Nova G3 as my first Chuck, has done everything I have asked it to do. Also, plenty of different jaws can be purchased for almost anything. If drilling, you will need either the pen jaws or pin jaws, I bought the pin jaws for this purpose and like them. I did have to buy a 1" 8TPI adapter for my jet 1014. I assume you would need a similar adapter for the 1221.
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I got the Nova G3 as my first Chuck, has done everything I have asked it to do. Also, plenty of different jaws can be purchased for almost anything. If drilling, you will need either the pen jaws or pin jaws, I bought the pin jaws for this purpose and like them. I did have to buy a 1" 8TPI adapter for my jet 1014. I assume you would need a similar adapter for the 1221.
I got mine from CPO outlets....paid a few bucks for shipping. $99.99. I'm sure it can be found for the same with free shipping. This model (NOVA 48232 G3 Reversible 1 in. 8 TPI Wood Turning Chuck) fits directly on a Jet1221 or 1015. No adaptor.
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I should have mentioned that the Nova Precision is made for smaller lathes and is 1" x 8 TPI so no adaptor is needed. As you can see, there are many options and we all have our favorite setup for our lathe. Do a little homework on each chuck and go with what suits your needs in the price range you want.

Also, I've seen videos where owners of Sorby chucks say the Nova jaws can be used because the bolt pattern is the same, although I haven't verified this myself. Just something to considered since it expands your options for jaws if you go with one.
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I should have mentioned that the Nova Precision is made for smaller lathes and is 1" x 8 TPI so no adaptor is needed. As you can see, there are many options and we all have our favorite setup for our lathe. Do a little homework on each chuck and go with what suits your needs in the price range you want.

Also, I've seen videos where owners of Sorby chucks say the Nova jaws can be used because the bolt pattern is the same, although I haven't verified this myself. Just something to considered since it expands your options for jaws if you go with one.
I use Sorby jaws on my nova chuck. You are dead on they are interchangable.
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Serrated and Dovetail jaws. Does one have a stronger advantage. I would think serrated have a little extra grip however dovetail is standard on Nova.
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Serrated and Dovetail jaws. Does one have a stronger advantage. I would think serrated have a little extra grip however dovetail is standard on Nova.
Many are going express their views for both....My preference is Dovetail Jaws. Simple and straight forward. They work well as they pull the work to the chuck as it tightens.

Some professional instructors will tell you that one needs to pay attention to the tenon for the serrated jaws. Sometimes if one tooth of the serrated jaws is on the edge of the tenon, it can push the work away from the chuck causing it not to mate tightly against the face of the jaws. A slight bevel on the end of the tenon will help with this issue.
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Serrated and Dovetail jaws. Does one have a stronger advantage. I would think serrated have a little extra grip however dovetail is standard on Nova.
Many are going express their views for both....My preference is Dovetail Jaws. Simple and straight forward. They work well as they pull the work to the chuck as it tightens.

Some professional instructors will tell you that one needs to pay attention to the tenon for the serrated jaws. Sometimes if one tooth of the serrated jaws is on the edge of the tenon, it can push the work away from the chuck causing it not to mate tightly against the face of the jaws. A slight bevel on the end of the tenon will help with this issue.
I read where a Turner likes Dovetail as it does not mark up the base. That's a good point cosmetic wise. Does the tenon get dovetailed when used with serrated jaws?
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Serrated and Dovetail jaws. Does one have a stronger advantage. I would think serrated have a little extra grip however dovetail is standard on Nova.
Many are going express their views for both....My preference is Dovetail Jaws. Simple and straight forward. They work well as they pull the work to the chuck as it tightens.

Some professional instructors will tell you that one needs to pay attention to the tenon for the serrated jaws. Sometimes if one tooth of the serrated jaws is on the edge of the tenon, it can push the work away from the chuck causing it not to mate tightly against the face of the jaws. A slight bevel on the end of the tenon will help with this issue.
I read where a Turner likes Dovetail as it does not mark up the base. That's a good point cosmetic wise. Does the tenon get dovetailed when used with serrated jaws?
The Dovetail jaws can still leave minor marking in a recess tenon. It helps if the recess is as near the size of the jaws when closed as they contact more surface than when they are expanded.

Any recess should be cut to fit the particular jaws you are using.
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