Teknatool Nova G3 4-Jaw Chuck

WOOD magazine rating
Average reader rating
5.0
out of 5
Brand:
Teknatool Nova
Model:
Nova G3
Price:
$120

Description

The Nova G3 chuck is an ideal chuck for mini- and midi-lathe owners, and shares the same reputation for superior quality, precision machining and dependable operation as Teknatool's SuperNova2. Weighing only 3 lbs and just over 3" in diameter, the Nova G3 is a midsize chuck designed for use on lathes up to 14" swing capacity. Compatible with all Teknatool jaws and accessories, the Nova G3 features include key operation for a powerful grip, copper impregnated jaws for smooth operation and automatic jaw safety stop. No other mid-size capacity chuck offers the versatility and value of the Nova G3 chuck.

Includes: Chuck body, threaded insert, 2" dovetail jaws, screw center, T-handle tightening key, 3 and 4mm hex keys and owner's manual.

WOOD magazine review

Great basic chuck for a great price

Review Summary

Despite its small size and light weight, this sturdy chuck is one of our favorites and earned WOOD Magazine's Top Value award. Even though it has the smallest range of jaw motion in our test of 10 chucks, nearly a dozen optional jaw sets easily adapt it to your work. The scroll and jaws glide smoothly and grip with ease, but this New Zealand-made chuck tightens in the opposite direction from other chucks—a bit confusing until you get used to it.

Detailed Ratings

5.0
out of 5

Performance

5

Features

5

Ease of Use

5

Value

5

Reader Reviews

Great Medium Chuck

Review Summary

I bought this chuck to use on my Rikon Midi lathe and it has outperformed all my expectations! Fair price, quality made, robust, grips work tight, easy to use. The T-Handle wrench is so much better than the two-lever system found on most smaller chucks. All of Nova's (Teknatool) jaws fit this one also.

Detailed Ratings

5.0
out of 5

Performance

5

Features

5

Ease of Use

5

Value

5

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