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Scott
28-01-2012, 01:17 PM
Hi guys got my self a import mini lathe this week and have just noticed i have
two sets of the same jaws I checked the scroll on the back of the jaw and there
all the same both sets seem to be inside jaws

my question is, are jaws on a lathe mached to the chuck ( i got a feeling they are )
dont realy want to take the chuck off and send it back lol cost a fortune lol
and i have just dialed it in

cheers guys

Robin Hewitt
28-01-2012, 01:38 PM
It would have to be one hell of a chuck to warrant that. You are quite safe if they send the missing jaws :smile:

Self centering chucks just aren't that accurate. You can machine soft jaws to be accurate at one particular diameter or shell out for a Grip-Tru, but chuck accuracy is usually a lucky dip.

Scott
28-01-2012, 03:19 PM
thats good then they can just stick a set in the post to me then


It would have to be one hell of a chuck to warrant that. You are quite safe if they send the missing jaws :smile:

Self centering chucks just aren't that accurate. You can machine soft jaws to be accurate at one particular diameter or shell out for a Grip-Tru, but chuck accuracy is usually a lucky dip.