Nova G3 lathe chuck

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Review by PCorl posted 09-28-2015 01:40 PM 14271 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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I recently bought a Nova G3 chuck for my midi lathe. I am very impressed with the quality of this product. I did a YouTube video of the unboxing, assembly, impressions, and use of it. If you would like to view the video it is available at the following link: I hope you enjoy the video. This is the first chuck I have bought and am glad I chose the Nova. I also bought the optional pen jaws. Even with the one minor problem I mention in the video I still feel this product rates 5 stars.

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#1 posted 09-28-2015 01:53 PM

Thanks for the video and chuck recommendation.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#2 posted 09-29-2015 12:19 AM

Nova makes a version of the G3 (Nova G3D) that is direct-threaded for 1” x 8tpi spindles. It is marketed as a Delta product (46-461)

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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#3 posted 09-30-2015 03:26 AM

Nicely done video. I ordered a G3 yesterday with 2 sets of jaws, will be a nice upgrade from my Midi.

-- Rick M,

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#4 posted 10-01-2015 08:14 AM

I only own one chuck and its the Nova G3.I really like using it.I’m glad you like yours.

-- Jeff,Tucson,Az.

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#5 posted 10-04-2015 12:28 AM

I have only been turning for a few months, and the G3 is the only chuck I have. I have not had any problems with the chuck, it has done everything I expected. It seems to be of good quality, I am sell satisfied with it.

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#6 posted 11-23-2016 10:04 PM

I use a Nova chuck at school and I find that it tightens backwards( counter clockwise) to my Grizzly chuck which is clockwise to tighten. The Grizzly chuck also opens wider for more range when holding spigots and mortises on your turned parts. You can also buy a variety of threaded bushings for the back of it to go on a 3/4”-16, 1”-8, 1 1/4”-8 and 1 1/2” -8. I use my same chuck on 4 lathes.
The Nova chuck holds well but I have had instances where students think they have tightened in their part only to find out that they hit the end of the travel on the chuck and the part came out when starting the lathe.

Does the G3 also tighten counter clockwise?

cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#7 posted 11-24-2016 01:06 AM

Does the G3 also tighten counter clockwise?

All Nova chucks tighten counter clockwise.

We have OneWay Stronghold chucks on the lathes at our turning studio … they tighten backward to me (clockwise). I have 3 Nova chucks (2 – G3’s and an Infinity).

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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