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haggismuncher
16th Jun 2010, 11:10 PM
Does anyone have suggestions for where I might buy a cheap chuck for my Woodfast mini (the thread is 30x3.5)?
I seem to remember in the past Carbatec did a package of mini chuck plus various accessories but I can't find it listed anywhere.

Thanks

Chris

mkypenturner
16th Jun 2010, 11:17 PM
hey chris
the closest to you is prob jim at carrols heres a link to it www.cws.au.com/shop/item/gen-3-deluxe-100-chuck-kit (http://www.cws.au.com/shop/item/gen-3-deluxe-100-chuck-kit)
hope thats what your looking for :D

mick61
17th Jun 2010, 08:53 PM
Why waste money on a cheap chuck?
Mick:D

Avery
17th Jun 2010, 09:15 PM
A friend of mine has recently bought a Teknatool G3 from Carba Tec for his M305 and is quite happy with it. See here :

Teknatool G3 Key Operated Chuck : CARBA-TEC (http://www.carbatec.com.au/teknatool-g3-key-operated-chuck_c19354)

I am using a Hare & Forbes chuck on mine and it also works well.
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orificiam
17th Jun 2010, 09:32 PM
I've got a Teknatool G3 and wish that i could take it back, The back is not sealed, to titen you must turn the key anticlockwise, A pain when you turn the wrong way and split the job you've almost finished.
There's Nothing wrong with the chuck itself and the finish is beautiful,
It's just that it's not very practical.
Cheers Tony,:)

PS there's A Carba-Tec Shop near Launceston.

GPW
18th Jun 2010, 12:36 PM
Why waste money on a cheap chuck?
Mick:D

Mick61 out of intrest have you ever used one or know what your talking about?
The Gen 3 GP100 may come with a lower price than it's competitors but the build quality and finish is quite high, in fact we have sold over 2000 and have had a lower return rate than chucks made by the other major players.
You may want to read what some other fellow woodturners on this fourm have to say about it, click the links below.

http://www.woodworkforums.com/f8/update-gpw-100-chuck-117407/

http://www.woodworkforums.com/f8/gary-pyes-chucks-75517/

haggismuncher
18th Jun 2010, 12:51 PM
Thanks for the advice guys.
I assumed Mick61 was refering to my request for a "cheap chuck" rather than (I assume) dengrating Gary's. (My original request is due to me blowing the pocket money balance on my shiney new lathe).

I am going to have to save up a bit to get a GEN3 delux kit which is just the sort of thing I am after. :doh:

Chris

rsser
18th Jun 2010, 12:54 PM
Yeah, click (http://www.woodworkforums.com/f8/gpw-gen-3-110mm-chuck-first-impressions-101767/#post1006567)for my initial review of the GPW Gen 3 110mm chuck.

Have no reason to revise my +ve views since. Well made; good value.

A medium set of Shark Jaws from the VM100 is fitted to it full-time which in my book is one of the most useful jawsets around.

Grumpy John
18th Jun 2010, 12:56 PM
Thanks for the advice guys.
I assumed Mick61 was refering to my request for a "cheap chuck" rather than (I assume) dengrating Gary's. (My original request is due to me blowing the pocket money balance on my shiney new lathe).

I am going to have to save up a bit to get a GEN3 delux kit which is just the sort of thing I am after. :doh:

Chris


The lathe is just the beginning of a very slipery slope :D. I can recommend the GPW chuck as excellent value for money, a very well made piece of kit :2tsup: :2tsup: :2tsup:.

mick61
20th Jun 2010, 08:41 PM
Dear Garry I have used a chinese chuck which is free to good home. I also posses two Vicmarc chucks that I am very happy with. I was not haveing a go at any chucks in particular but if you would like to send me one of yours to compare with my Vicmarcs I would gladly do so(:ULOL:U).

I was stating my opinion that`s what this forum is about if I have offended anyone that was not my intention.
Mick:D

coffenup
20th Jun 2010, 10:47 PM
ring woodfast themselves here in Adelaide their chucks are resonable priced & you will get the adaptor to suit your lathe the first time, I bought an cheep chuck what a waste of money & time as it did not close right. but the one I got from woodfast does and I have had no probs with it
Regards Michael

Sturdee
20th Jun 2010, 11:19 PM
I have used a chinese chuck which is free to good home.
Mick:D


Mick I'm interested in this chuck, I've sent a pm.


Peter.

GPW
21st Jun 2010, 09:34 AM
No worries Mick

mick61
21st Jun 2010, 07:32 PM
So when should I expect the chuck:roflmao::wave:
Mick:D:lbs: