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Manuals & Instructions
Chuck Manual
Clean your Midi Chuck
Independent Reviews
NOVA Midi Chuck Review
Tauranga Woodcrafter's Club, New Zealand
Precision Midi
Attaching the standard 50mm Jaws
Using the 25mm Jaws
Making a Square Bowl
Related Pages
Chuck Accessories 
NOVA Adaptors
NOVA Chuck Overview
Why buy NOVA Chuck?
SuperNova2 Chuck
Nova G3 Chuck
Nova Titan Chuck
Clean your Midi Chuck
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2 Years



We only recommend the use of authentic NOVA accessories on your NOVA chucks.

Using copies or other brands and products on your NOVA chucks could lead to issues like run out, detachment or product failure. 

Doing so will invalidate the comprehensive NOVA warranty and most importantly, use of unauthorised accessories may be unsafe.


The NOVA Precision Midi is an ideal chuck for Mini, Midi and smaller lathes with up to 12" diameter swing.  For those who want a small, cost effective and quality chuck.

Note: If your lathe is more than 12” diameter swing, please have a look at the Nova G3 chuck.  If your lathe has more than 14” diameter swing, please have a look at the SuperNova2 Chuck or the NOVA Titan Chuck.


Features standard on all NOVA chucks:

  • Quality Materials.
  • Precision Machining.
  • Common Accessory Jaw Fixing Profile – compatible across all NOVA chucks and accessories.
  •  High Tech Precision Composite Jaw Slides.
  • Special Woodturning Dovetail Profile on Jaws.

  • Auto Safety Stop Feature. Jaw slides can’t protrude past the chuck body.

  • Comprehensive Instructions.

  • Common Insert/Adaptor Fitting – compatible across all NOVA chucks.

  • Safe Lock Woodworm Screw. 

  • 2 Years Warranty
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Additional Precision Midi chuck Features & Benefits

  • Small, Compact Design. Minimises load on small spindles and bearings.

  • 2 Lever Operation. Very fast action, ideal for production turning of small pieces. Made from High Strength Steel to prevent bending.

  • Made from precision machined 1045 High Tensile Steel. With a polished self metal finish to allow for closer tolerances.

  • Able to take all NOVA accessory jaws. However, please note: the larger accessory jaws in the NOVA chuck range are not recommended for use on the Precision Midi Chuck.  For more information, consult your NOVA Accessory Jaw Manual, or the NOVA Accessory Webpages

  • 2 Year Warranty

Product Technical Specification

  • Recommended for power workholding on lathes up to 300mm/12” diameter swing.
  • Up to 350mm/14" diameter bowls using 50mm/2” Jaws (supplied with chuck)
  • Up to 50mm/ 2" length spigots (using 50mm/2” Jaws (supplied with chuck) 
  • Full Packaged Weight (Std) 1.3kgs/3lbs
  • Body Size 85mm/3.35”

Capable to take entire NOVA Jaws range. (except Titan Power Grip which specially designed for Titan Chuck)

Only NOVA Chucks give you the same jaw fixing system and same insert/adaptor system across all chuck models.

This means all accessory jaws in the range fit all the chucks in the range, including older chuck models, giving you the ultimate flexibility. In buying a NOVA chuck, you can be confident that whether you want to move up or down the range, any accessories you have invested in will Fit.

Standard Equipment
  • Chuck Body & Jaw Slides (Comes fully assembled)
  • 50mm/2” Jaws
  • Safe Lock Woodworm Screw
  • Manual & Fastenings
  • Display/Storage Box
  • 2 Levers
  • Insert/Adaptor (some resellers may sell this separately, check with them)
Threads Covered:
  • Std Insert/Adaptor Type Chuck (Code 48115) Requires an insert to fit to lathe. Some resellers may sell this separately, check with them. For list of the Insert/Adaptors available, see HERE 

  • 1" 8tpi Dedicated Threaded Chuck (Code 48111)