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#1 posted 02-23-2017 03:39 PM

I have both the barracuda 2 and the nova G3. I have the older barracuda 2, like papadan. It is a good chuck. It has a square drive key. The newer barracuda 2 shows a spline drive like the Barracuda 4 chuck I have. I hate the barracuda 4 spline key as it tends to ride up when tightening. I have since bought the HTC 125 and the barracuda 4 is just for jumbo jaws. I also have the PSI utility chuck. It comes with the adapter for your lathe. It is a Tommy bar chuck. I would recommend either the PSI utility chuck or the Nova G3. These chucks are lighter and more suited for a 3/4” spindle. I really like the G3, but the versatility of the PSI utility chuck for the price is hard to pass up.

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