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Thread: Cheap chucks from ebay.
15/02/2017 17:28:09

Thanks for all the replies. A lot to think about! It has a D1 3 mount. I found the broken tooth problem because the chuck was stuck about halfway open, so I dismantled it to see why. I haven't used a lathe much since I was at school so I'll need to start practising again. It is a three phase dual voltage machine so I have wired the motor for delta and am running it from an Invertek drive which I am pretty impressed with. I have mounted a 5K ohm pot under the direction change switch to control the variable speed facility of the drive which could be quite handy.

14/02/2017 20:11:19

I've just bought an ex-school Boxford STS 10 20. It's in pretty good shape apart from the Pratt Burnerd 125mm chuck has a missing tooth on jaw number 3. The scroll looks ok. When you compare the cost and availability of replacement jaws, prices are pretty high as is the cost of a new Pratt Burnerd chuck. There are however a selection of Chinese chucks on ebay which are quite cheap.

Has anyone got any experience of these cheap chucks? The prices are tempting!

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