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Paul in OR
I bought this chuck when I was first getting started in wood turning. I didn't want to invest a lot in a chuck because I didn't really know what I needed yet, and I was also hoping to upgrade my lathe to a larger one, which had a different headstock thread. The Apprentice chuck proved to be a great introductory chuck. It works very well, with just a little bit of runout in the jaws. The fact that it came with all these different jaw sets really gave me a chance to experiment and learn what different jaws can - and can't - do. I've since upgraded to a larger lathe and a Vicmark chuck, but I actually like this Apprentice chuck so much, I bought an adapter for it so I can still use it with my larger lathe - the smaller jaw set is perfect for smaller turnings. The only negatives to it are a little sloppiness in the jaws, and I don't like the sliding bar on the adjustment key. But that only knocked off one star, and I'd still recommend this to anyone looking for an inexpensive, introductory chuck.Read All Reviews
DR. TAREK in
I do turn some large bowls and like the heavy weight of this chuck. it makes life easy for holding some irrigular shapes and since the jaws are so large I hardly need the faceplates any more. It was an expensive item and was not possible to find in the UK so the shipping and the cost is much higher than the cost in the US but it's worth every penny that I have paid for it.Read All Reviews
Nigel in NY
The video is right, changing chuck jaws is a joy. Just push in the included release allen key and each jaw easily pops out. No need to worry about numbers and 4 or 8 screws when attaching the new jaws. Not to mention the frantic searching when you drop a screw! The T handle allen wrench allows one to really crank down on the tenon for a large bowl. Crank, rotate 180 degrees to the 2nd spot, crank - repeat until really tight. If you do just "normal" turning where you only need the #2 or 50mm jaw then you probably don't need this chuck. If you do any turning where you need to change jaw sizes then this chuck is a no brainer. The ease of, and short time required, to change chuck jaws will quickly pay for the chuck: in sizing the tenon or dovetail to the work - instead of to the jaw you have installed; time & labor savings; and increased productivity. I use a Kelton coring system. So I can start with a large tenon and the large jaws then quickly switch to the smaller jaw sizes for smaller tenons as the bowl sizes go down. If I make a tenon too small then switching out jaws is only a few seconds not minutes. Or if I made the dovetail on the bowl face for a larger jaw then it takes only a few seconds to switch back to the larger jaw. So I can now chuck the larger dovetail in the bowl face to turn the tenon on the just extracted blank. I did have to create my own size chart for the various jaws so I know what size to make a tenon or dovetail.Read All Reviews