Woodline 10" Lathe Chuck

WOOD magazine rating
Average reader rating
4.3
out of 5
Brand:
Woodline
Model:
#RM10LW
Price:
$130

Description

Longworth style chucks are designed for light cutting at low speed. They should not be rotated at high speed. Chuck size refers to the diameter of the phenolic disk. Replacement rubber chuck jaws and bolts are available.

WOOD magazine review

Rim-gripping chuck makes easy work of bowl bottoms

Review Summary

The last step when turning a bowl, platter, or hollow urn is to transform the tenon on the bottom into a finished base. But it can be tricky to hold a workpiece by its delicate rim. Woodline’s Longworth-style face chuck grasps and holds these projects with eight rubber fingers, either inside or outside the rim. This chuck works differently from accessory jumbo jaws available for most four-jaw chucks in two time-and work-saving ways.
First, the fingers self-center the workpiece at the necessary diameter. And second, this chuck mounts directly into any chuck’s standard #2 jaws, thanks to a 2-1⁄4" steel tenon on its back side. So you don’t need to replace the jaws on your chuck when you’re finished turning the vessel to shape. One drawback, though: The fingers attach to the chuck face with wing nuts on the back side (bottom photo), which can’t close up tighter than the diameter of the chuck. Woodline also makes this chuck in 12", 14", 16", 20", and 24" diameters, with each chuck’s maximum capacity 2" less than its diameter.

Detailed Ratings

4.3
out of 5

Performance

5

Features

4

Ease of Use

4

Value

4

Reader Reviews

Better mouse trap

Review Summary

More versitale and much faster than the typical Cole jaws in that these jaws allow you grip any size bowl up to 10" fast with no in between sizes not accounted for such as with the Cole jaws, the only negative is that the Longworth doesn't grip quite as well.

Detailed Ratings

4.3
out of 5

Performance

4

Features

4

Ease of Use

5

Value

4

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