Most of the talk I hear is vicmarc, nova/supernova, and oneway but I was looking at this http://www.woodturnerscatalog.com/cg...n&key=014-6340
and it seemed pretty decent and a bit cheaper than its keyed counterparts.
Any input on it or advice about what 'should' be important when comparing chucks would be great.
Looks completly different than the Axminster chucks I've seen before.
The ones I saw were much more robust and longer than this shorter, stubbier version.
One thing about chucks, ANY chucks, be prepared to accept whatever the company offers in the way of accessory jaws and such.
In the big picture, that's part of the reason I went with Oneway chucks. I can't justify one of their lathes. But I couldn't UN-justfy their chucks. ;)
Yep, that's the one Kevin. Chunky lil monkey!
And yeah, lots of jaws. I noticed they call their "spigot" jaws "Reardon" jaws.
Anyhow the warning stands, chuck brand = company jaws. Some of the chucks out there also have undesirable traits about the adaptors as well.
Like they can unscrew from the chuck. :o
Gotta go. ;)
Note: the first two pictures, top to bottom, show the sample woods I bought to match: mahogany, walnut, oak, the bottom is the side of the table. The remaining 3 pictures are of the wood in question...