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Thread: Plastic Chuck
14/10/2021 10:21:11

Just to clarify - My Indian experience was with the dealer not the chuck and resulted in a PayPal refund after 5 months, Begs the question - is there only one Indian manufacturer or several ?

For the lathe work I do, I'm quite happy to go India if I could be certain of the experience and the product.

JasonB - Thanks -the backplate option might be the way to go although setting it up might be a problem I shall look at resolving

14/10/2021 05:15:33

Interesting comments thanks fellas

Apart from India do you know of a source for a 50mm (maybe 65mm OK) independent 4 jaw ?

I found it on ebay Australia website. It was a "Cool Tool" from Model Hobbies UK for $50AUD

13/10/2021 10:58:24

I have had a Unimat 3 for past 30 or so years used for a wide variety of projects and working with many materials.

I had always wanted an independent 4 jaw chuck to facilitate making bits from irregular stock as well as offset jobs

Naturally (!) I left it too late in life to get a "proper" one.

Following a very bad experience with an Indian supplier I came across an ad for a plastic 4 jaw independent. I have no idea what sort of plastic it might be made from.

Now, I've washed my mouth out and swallowed my pride and removed any concept of rip off from my mind as well as acknowledging that I would often use it to turn projects in PVC and Polypropelene and pose the question --

Would I be out of my brain to get one ?

Anyone with experiences with them and what materials have you used in them?

Comments please

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