Craft Supplies Apprentice 4-Jaw Chuck

WOOD magazine rating
Brand:
Craft Supplies
Model:
454-0200
Price:
$170

Description

At nearly half the price of comparably equipped chucks, the Apprentice Chuck offers budget-minded woodturners an economical way of exploring the many advantages of using chucks when turning. Equipped with 4 different sets of serrated jaws, a screw center attachment, threaded adapter and T-handle, the Apprentice chuck is capable of performing most frequently used chucking operations like turning bowls, boxes, vases, and hollow forms on lathes up to 12" capacity. Jaws are not interchangeable with other brands of chucks.

Includes the following:
Chuck Body (1"x8 TPI Direct Thread)
3/4"x16 TPI Adapter
No. 1 Jaws
No. 2 Jaws
No. 3 Jaws
Pin Jaws
T-handle Chuck Key
T-handle Allen Wrenches
Wood Storage Box
Screw Center

WOOD magazine review

4 Sets of jaws with this chuck

Review Summary

You get four sets of jaws, letting you chuck workpieces in a wide range of sizes. With a tenon-gripping range of 1-1/2" for its #2 jaws—best in our test of 10 midsize chucks—this chuck holds even large turning blanks securely. The screw center installs with a double-locking system that ensures it won’t come loose. We wish its rack-and-pinion mechanism turned smoother than it does.

Detailed Ratings

4.8
out of 5

Performance

5

Features

5

Ease of Use

4

Value

5

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