2.5″ 4-Jaw Independent Chucks – Various Thread
Includes hex key, not pictured
These chucks have four advantages over 3-jaw chucks.
- They can be used to hold irregularly shaped parts
- They can be used to center parts with a great deal of accuracy
- 4-jaw chucks can be used to deliberately hold a part off-center
- They can clamp stock tighter
This is a valuable asset when machining cams, crankshafts and similar parts. The main disadvantage of the 4-jaw independent chuck is that the jaws must be set individually, adding considerable setup time. The jaws are reversible to accommodate larger stock.
Like the Sherline 3-jaw chucks, the 4-jaw chucks can be used to clamp either externally or internally. Although we recommend the 3-jaw chuck for standard lathe projects, the 4-jaw chuck is considered the accessory that could add the most versatility to your machine. If you feel the 4-jaw chuck would be more useful, and you have no need for the 3-jaw chuck, any lathe “A” package can be ordered with the 4-jaw chuck substituted for the 3-jaw upon request. A clamping groove allows the chuck to hold parts for milling.
Chucks for Sherline and Other Lathes
The chuck is available in several spindle threads for use on Sherline (3/4-16) and other machines such as old Unimat lathes (12mm x 1mm and 14mm x 1mm) or Sears 6″ lathes (1/2-20).
*Please note that chucks with a thread size other than 3/4″ x 16 are made to order and have a lead time of 5-7 business days.
- For those who have jobs where speed and ease of use are more important than maximum accuracy and want a chuck that is loose right from the start (No extra charge).
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- Soft (not hardened or machined) steel jaws are also available when you build your own chuck.
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|Jaw Capacity||With jaws in normal position: 3/32″ (2mm) – 1-3/16″ (30mm)
With jaws in reverse position: 3/32″ (2mm) – 2-1/4″ (56mm)
|Through Hole Diameter||.687″ (17mm)|
|Thread Size||3/4-16 (other thread sizes available)|
|Chuck Body Material||12L14 Steel|
|Chuck Jaws Material||12L14 Case Hardened Steel|
Because chuck jaws are factory ground to precisely match each chuck body all replacement orders must be made by phone.
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