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#1 posted 02-23-2017 01:38 AM

There are about a thousand people on here that know this lathe stuff better than me, and with that warning about anything I write, I think you have it right.

I have spent way more time than I care to admit trying to understand lathe chucks. I have concluded only one thing, which is that there are at least some people that strongly recommend every chuck made; and others that have negative opinions about every chuck made. I didn’t think any of the marketing info was really very informative, although reading through all of it will definitely give some clues about how they work.

Last week I gave up and ordered a chuck “kit”, and just got the box open last night. I didn’t pick the one you have listed, but I sure might have, and I think it must be a good choice. I just clicked your link and read it again, and I don’t even completely know why I didn’t pick it – seems a good deal to me.


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