Thread: lathe jaws

  1. #1
    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

  2. #2
    It would have to be one hell of a chuck to warrant that. You are quite safe if they send the missing jaws

    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.

  3. #3
    thats good then they can just stick a set in the post to me then

    Quote Originally Posted by Robin Hewitt View Post
    It would have to be one hell of a chuck to warrant that. You are quite safe if they send the missing jaws

    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.

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